From the Master of Atmosphere


bird's nest

Next up in Book Battle 2015 is a novel by a female author. I had so much trouble picking a book for this category that I wanted to write a review for. There’s just so many options out there. I felt a bit overwhelmed by my choices. I even picked up a few books and began reading them but they just did’t feel right for the Book Battle. Finally, I was able to decide on a novel I’m really excited about. I decided to read Shirley Jackson’s The Bird’s Nest. I’ve never actually heard of this one so I can’t wait to read it. Shirley Jackson is a master of things that go bump in the night. She can stir up fear with the smallest change to the atmosphere. We Have Always Lived in the Castle remains one of my all time favorite novels.

The Bird’s Nest, from the back cover, is a novel about a woman’s descent into madness. Before Sybill there was The Bird’s Nest. Elizabeth begins to be tormented by multiple people she does not know and cannot control. Each personality becoming more wild and wicked.

Already from just that description this novel sounds terrifying. I can’t wait to see what’s in store and what psychological scares Shirley Jackson has cooked up. Stay tuned for a full review of The Bird’s Nest. Happy reading!

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