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Just an Ordinary Day: Stories Kindle Edition
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“Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Praise for Shirley Jackson
“[Jackson’s] work exerts an enduring spell.”—Joyce Carol Oates
“Shirley Jackson’s stories are among the most terrifying ever written.”—Donna Tartt
“An amazing writer . . . If you haven’t read [Jackson] you have missed out on something marvelous.”—Neil Gaiman
“Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”—Dorothy Parker
“An author who not only writes beautifully but who knows what there is, in this world, to be scared of.”—Francine Prose
“The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.”—A. M. Homes
“Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”—Victor LaValle
- ASIN : B002SXIF0O
- Publisher : Bantam (October 21, 2009)
- Publication date : October 21, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 2283 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 531 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #212,701 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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These stories are nostalgic and embrace a time when people shopped at the five and ten and it was fashionable to smoke cigarettes. In some of the darker stories people kill each other and ghosts exist. There are also some humorous nonfiction stories such as Shirley’s first attempt at writing, as well as the adventures of her grandmother’s crocodile fighting cat. Some stories are cute and clever like the wide ranging effects of an I.O.U. But no matter the type of story, Shirley Jackson is addictively entertaining and totally unpredictable. It makes me hope that another mysterious box of Shirley Jackson stories is uncovered again.
Top reviews from other countries
First time these stories have been put together and range from the beginning of her career to the end!
Some intriguing, some scary but always well written with a hint of the bizarre.