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The Picture of Dorian Gray

I’ve been binge-watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful lately. It’s a bad habit, I know. Binge-watching’s bad for you and all that (though I don’t just sit on the couch like a potato while I’m doing it), but I do love gothic tales. 420 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Dracula

Fun facts about Count Dracula and Bram Stoker, the man who created him

1. In early drafts of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula was originally named ‘Count Wampyr’.  464 more words


Day 819: The Winter People

Reading two books by Jennifer McMahon doesn’t make me an expert on her, but they do have something in common. They both show a fascination with the supernatural and the grotesque. 367 more words


Best of GOTHIC Novel Loglines

Deadline: 1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL : http://novelwritingfestival.com/

Read the best of GOTHIC Novel Loglines:

THE ROOTS OF EVIL, by David E. Gates

BESTOWED, by Kate Bishop… 269 more words

Those Plodding Books (Or How I Just Finished a Book I Started Last October)

Have you ever read a book, Squiders, that seemed to take you forever? It’s not so godawful that you want to throw it away and never touch it again, but neither is it riveting enough to pull you through it in a timely manner. 535 more words


9 Books to Read this Halloween

Halloween is round the corner and if you are not up for dressing and heading down to the nearest Halloween party in town then don’t worry. 629 more words

Books & Reviews

Gothic Heroine

Mrs Radcliffe was despised and revered in about equal measure at the beginning of the nineteenth century. She wrote some of the gothic novels referred to by Jane Austen in her own novels and was the most famous writer in that genre. 767 more words