Well folks, buckle in for an extra-long, extra-rambling episode! We get pretty engrossed in our discussion of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and TBQH, our bowl of prompts kinda goes out the window.
But fear not! Well, fear a little. Shirley Jackson is, after all, the goddess of terror. This is a gloriously creepy, Gothic tale of sisterhood, anxiety, murder, madness, revenge, and…preserves?
Our standard spoiler alert stands, but this time multiply it by about a thousand. Definitely, definitely read this one before listening! You do not want this story spoiled.
Content warning for discussions of mental illness, murder, and suicide.
- Here is a link to the terrific podcast Deviant Women, and the episode that they did on Shirley Jackson. For an intro into her life and work, start here! And, while you’re at it, check out the rest of their fantastic biographies.
- The goodreads review that we mention can be found here. Worth a read!
- If you’re interested, a primer on Gothic literature.
- On a side note, an interesting article about the recent adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, and what some of the issues with it are.
Thanks to Rob Muir for our theme song, original intro music, and all things audio. And thanks to you for listening!