We Have Always Lived in a Horror Movie: A Review of Shirley
This looks like a must watch for any Shirley Jackson fans out there, of which there are undoubtedly many. I dare you to find someone who’s read her work and isn’t a fan. I venture to guess it’s more like, either you’ve read Shirley, and you love her work. Or you just haven’t read Shirley yet.
Excellent review from Leah Schnelbach over at Tor.com.
There are references to many of Jackson’s books, as well as plenty of factual details scattered across, but again this is not a biopic, or even close to it. If you want a bio, Ruth Franklin’s book Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life is exhaustive and, honestly, heartbreaking. You get the sense there that if Shirley had just gotten her good agent a little sooner, and if her husband had been a little better about his non-monogamy, she might have had a longer and happier career.
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