Reviews

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

alexasuzette's review

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dark mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

niaonic's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

fatimawright's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

katemacmillan's review

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dark funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

just_a_touch_of_bibliomania's review against another edition

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dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

bookwormbarney's review against another edition

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5.0

perfect spooky/comfort ratio. just the vibes i was looking for. this was perfect as an audiobook. 

xannietea's review

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dark mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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nskye13's review

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dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

pixieparliament's review against another edition

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4.0

Merricat is a 18 year old living with her sister and her Uncle. She comes from a wealthy family that has suffered a major loss. The villagers don't like her and she is a bit of an odd egg.

I know that I have enjoyed a book when at the end I want to discuss the symbolism, the themes, the ideas behind the book. I loved that my kindle edition had an afterword that did this to some extent and I learnt more about the author as well.

I don't do well with horrors as I tend to immerse myself in a book, and this was more gothic than horror so I found I was okay reading it. I'm looking forward to reading it again and keeping in mind all the little things I may have missed the first time I read it.

kbaum25's review

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dark funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0