Book Review, Gothic Fiction, weird fiction, welsh gothic

#AmReading ~ The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen, born Arthur Llewellyn Jones (1863-1947) My first read of 2021 is a classic, a seminal text in many ways that inspired a generation of Weird fiction writers. Arthur Machen was writing a decadent Gothic novella, which is a kind of fantasy-horror juxtaposing the beauty of the natural world with the unspeakable horror that… Continue reading #AmReading ~ The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

amwriting, Book Review, Pagham-verse

The Sound of Darkness

My short story 'The Sound of Darkness' is the twelfth of thirteen tales of terror in Red Cape Publishing's latest anthology, F is for Fear. F is for Fear is part of their A-Z of Horror series, and submissions are now open for the next collections. Murat Yildiz is a grown man with a flat… Continue reading The Sound of Darkness

Book Review, poetry

#AmReading Poetry: How To Unpeel A Monster by Nimue Brown

How to Unpeel a Monster How to Unpeel a Monster by Nimue Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars A brilliant anthology that deeply resonates with me. I just got this and spent yesterday curled up crying with it for a while because some of the poems here really connected and expressed things I have… Continue reading #AmReading Poetry: How To Unpeel A Monster by Nimue Brown

Book Review, Gothic Fiction

#AmReading: Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles

Spectred Isle by K.J. Charles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brilliant I loved this book. We read it for a Gothic lit book club and I loved the world of 1920s London and the lost generation worked so well for this. The depiction of the War and the various experiences of those who survived… Continue reading #AmReading: Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles

Book Review, Gothic Fiction, weird fiction

#AmReading: Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have been looking for some fun Lovecraftian fic for a while, and this hit all the buttons for me. I loved the Gothic elements of the setting and the characters, the reimagining of and/or nods to one of the better Frank Belknap Long… Continue reading #AmReading: Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk