Book Recommendation (Not a Review)

If you’ve ever questioned whether people who take advantage of others are really in control, there’s a short story I’d like to recommend. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn — author of Gone Girl — raises those questions. I won’t say anything else about the story, so you can read it fresh.  It’s available in a $9.99 standalone hardcover edition and a much less expensive e-book. Just one word of advice:  Don’t read this story at night. Continue reading Book Recommendation (Not a Review)

Another Word On Shirley Jackson’s Work

I found this post today, but it’s seven years old.  If you’ve read Shirley Jackson’s stories — or you’re curious and want to start — this essay by Robert Armitage offers a good introduction. Continue reading Another Word On Shirley Jackson’s Work