Tag Archive: horror

Sep 10

Book Review: The Seance

The Seance by John Harwood This definitely delivers on the Gothic horror front. It’s moody, gloomy, and has plenty of lovers who die tragically in their youth. It has a treacherous bad guy, plenty of innocent maidens, and a crumbling old wreck of a house set in the middle of the haunted wood. The story …

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Oct 30

Book Review: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker This book is a classic for a reason. It has a lot of awesome horror and tension and adventure, with a mystery that probably would have had even more of an impact if I could have gone back in time a hundred years adn read this without knowing how the story …

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Sep 02

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson This book suffers from the fate that befalls a lot of groundbreaking work in that it’s been copied and emulated so much that a modern reader such as myself reading it for the first time finds it dull and almost derivative. It’s not fair to Jackson, of …

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Aug 19

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson This is a brilliant book, suitable for anyone who loves macabre, twisted stories that almost (but not quite) veer into the supernatural. If it weren’t for a slightly predictable twist and a few other minor flaws it would have been superb. The story involves two …

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Jul 08

Book Review – Winter People

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon I really liked this book, and am glad that I have found a new author to follow when I’m in the mood for something creepy and dark. I think “winter people” are like the opposite of “summer people” which is to say, the opposite of people who are only …

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