I'm not very big on short stories but tonight my husband decided to read this one out loud while we were eating dinner. It was small being only 30 pages long but it sure packed a big punch. The Lottery was a creepy little story. I thought of it as a mix between dystopian and horror. It made me wonder if some of the popular books of today were influenced by this. (I won't say which ones, but if you read it you'll definitely know). It was a quick read that was simple but yet very entertaining.