In a seemingly peaceful and close-knit town, the annual lottery serves as a chilling reminder of the dark undercurrents that flow beneath the surface of their community. As families gather in anticipation, the tension mounts. The “winner” of the lottery is not met with celebration but with dread, as they become the sacrificial lamb, chosen to be stoned to death by their own neighbors. With shocking swiftness, the story exposes the horrifying consequences of blind adherence to tradition, questioning the morality of blindly following customs that perpetuate violence and suffering, and leaving the reader with a lingering sense of unease and contemplation.


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In 2023, Lisanne recommended “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

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Intriguing coming-of-age story

This is an intriguing coming-of-age story, that reads like a psychological thriller. I have to say that I loved the book more than the documentary, but the story is either way very upsetting yet beautiful. I admire their courage of putting a story that’s so deeply personal out there.


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