The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, a graphic adaptation by Miles Hyman

genre: graphic adaptation

There are not many things that stand out in my mind from my English classes in high school. One thing that DOES stand out? My horror at the story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. This graphic adaptation is from her grandson, as we learn in the interesting introduction, and that gives it an interesting twist in my mind. It’s a really quick read that packs a punch at the end, when you realize what the lottery IS and what it is NOT. The illustrations are a bit vague, which really gives it an old-time feel without making it read like a “western” – it’s just an older place and time, a town somewhere that has chosen to keep its tradition of ” lottery”. .

Note: why does there have to be multiple pages of a topless woman? Literally unnecessary and makes me uncomfortable handing it over to my nine year old although I think he would appreciate the depth of insights.

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