The Sundial - Shirley Jackson Never mind what I said before. I think this is my favorite Shirley Jackson book. I may try to write a more coherent review later when I've calmed down. For now, I'll just say that the plot descriptions one reads are not exactly inaccurate, but they are wholly inadequate. The cover on the edition I have is very nice, but the one pictured here is a travesty, and a crime against the text inside it.