• Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... Through depths and depths and bloodwarm depths we fall, until the surface is only an eerie gleam high above, nearly forgotten; and the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go

    Donna Tartt
  • An amazing writer

    Neil Gaiman
  • The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... She is a true master

    A. M. Homes
  • A masterpiece of Gothic suspense

    Joyce Carol Oates
  • For me, it is that unique and dreamlike book ... that stands as her masterpiece

    Jonathan Lethem
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle is Jackson's masterpiece ... Stunning

    Elaine Showalter
  • Manages the ironic miracle of convincing the reader that a house inhabited by a lunatic, a poisoner, and a pyromaniac is a world more rich in sympathy, love and subtlety than the world outside

  • A witch's brew of eerie power and startling novelty

    The New York Times
  • A marvellous elucidation of life ... a story full of craft and full of mystery

    The New York Times Book Review

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