Author Interview, Book Review, genre, Gothic Fiction

~Book Chat & Book Reviews~

It’s #TuesdayBookBlog on Twitter so I thought I’d do a quick round-up of all the reviews I’ve posted to my site so far! I’ll try and do more of these each week, but my brain may not cooperate so bear with me. My concentration isn’t conducive to reading and hasn’t been for the past 3-4 months. The last time my focus was good enough, it was … December?? Hoping my focus will return! Short stories are about my speed at the moment, as long as they are very short. So perhaps I’ll do some of those.

Werewolf Talk Series

Not all ‘reviews’ per se, but I did a series of author interviews (ongoing!) to get me back into the mood for revising my own werewolf noir thriller, Real Meat. It’s a complete first draft at 70k words at the moment, but a mess. Here’s the WT series so far!

#1: Werewolves in the Paghamverse
#2: Interview with Richard Brown
#3: Interview with Kara Jorgensen
#4: Interview with Tom & Nimue Brown
#5: Interview with Becca Lyn Mathis

Welsh Gothic Review Series

This is the chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Jane Aaron’s Welsh Gothic (2013), with added historical context and, where possible, links to the texts cited/reviews and other related articles.

#1: Welsh Gothic by Jane Aaron: The Introduction
#2: Cambria Gothica (1780s-1820s): Chapter 1 and Texts
#3: Cambria Gothica (1780s-1820s): A Selection of Welsh Ghost Stories and Folklore pre-1830
#4: Welsh Gothic Fiction (1830s-1900s): Chapter 2: Historical Context
#5: Welsh Gothic Fiction (1830s-1900s): Chapter 2: An Underworld of One’s Own
#6: Haunted Communities (1900s-1940s): Chapter 3: Gothic Dissent
#7: Haunted Communities (1900s-1940s): Chapter 3: Industrial Gothic
#8: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Context and Poetry
#9: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Zombies and Zombification
#10: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Vampire Lore and Vampire Lit
#11: Post-Devolution Welsh Gothic (1997-2013): Epilogue
#12: Welsh Gothic Tropes: Death Omens
#13: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Witch
#14: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Druid
#15: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Cwn Annwn
#16: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Sin Eater

Gothic Studies

Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Pulp Gothic Fiction Reviews

Echo in a Dark Wind by Julia Withers

Fantasy/Paranormal Gothic

The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

Weird Fiction

Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickman
The Divinity Student by Michael Cisco


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