The Lottery

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The LotteryShirley Jackson
Genre: Classics?

RATING: ★★★★✩

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This short story was sad and tragic yet enticing. As you’d expect from 30 pages, not an awful lot happens but I think that is beside the point because it remains a very impressionable piece of literature with important messages that Jackson wished to express. I couldn’t quite justify giving it 5 stars merely because short stories rarely satisfy me enough and this was no exception. Nevertheless, a brilliant little read, one that took me about only 30 minutes to get through, and I am definitely going to start looking into more Shirley Jackson if The Lottery was anything to go by

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1984

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1984 – George Orwell
Genre: Dystopian, Classics

RATING: ★★★★★

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I’m so glad I re-read this now, I didn’t know I could love it more! Orwell has always been one of my absolute favourite authors with 1984 being the front-runner for me every time. However, I was nervous – you know when you love a book so much and it’s been years since you’ve read it, all you want is it to live up to what you remember but very rarely does it EXCEED your expectations because damn, it certainly did.

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