Friday, October 21, 2011
The Exorcist, The Lottery
I finally read it. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. OK, I've only had this book for a year, so it is not as bad as some other books I've had for years. I liked the movie and I really liked this book. This was well written and although I knew the story, it was entertaining to read. This will probably be the only Horror book I will finish this month. I was striving to also read Dracula, but that isn't going to happen.
The Exorcist gets 5 out of 5 star.
I did finally read something else I've wanted to read for a while. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. This is a short story, and in the past, it has only been in a collection. But my library had it as a book. It was about 20 pages long.
A small town runs an annual lottery. The chosen person is the sacrificial lamb. But the sacrifice is the interesting part. There is a strong moral message in this story. 4.5 out of 5.
If you can't find this story in the single book format, it is in the book entitled The Lottery and 7 Other Stories or in the book entitled The Lottery and Other Stories.