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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped.


Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village.

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A Castle of one’s own – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Date published: 1764

In essence: The true heir of Otranto must be found before the castle kills them all. 525 more words

Book Review

Daphne du Maurier always said her novel Rebecca was a study in jealousy - Telegraph

‘Very roughly, the book will be about the influence of a first wife on a second,” wrote Daphne du Maurier in her notes. “Until wife 2 is haunted day and night… a tragedy is looming very close and crash! 55 more words


Edgar Allan Poe, Short Story Structure and Narrative Technique

Having experienced a bit of a writing slump lately, I have been re-reading my favourite Edgar Allan Poe stories for both enjoyment and inspiration.

General Observations: 782 more words


barcud reblogged this on Ghost Stories and commented:

Great analysis of Poe's stories . I now want to go back and read them all!

A Month of Horror: The Bloody Chamber

On day 14 I covered Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves, so I thought what better time to cover the book for which it was adapted from? 420 more words

A Month Of Horror 2016

CFP: Reimagining the Gothic 2017: Gothic Spaces

Sheffield Gothic is pleased to announce our new 2017 conference and showcase event:

Reimagining the Gothic: Gothic Spaces.

The event will take place 12-13th May 2017… 683 more words