This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!
Here's my review for THE DIVINITY STUDENT, our October group read in the Weird Fiction Group on Goodreads! I didn't mention all the little things I liked about this book, but this is a kind of overview. It's a magical realist, Gothic fantastic book about (as far as I can tell) words - spoken, written,… Continue reading #AmReading: Review of Michael Cisco’s THE DIVINITY STUDENT
Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories by Robert Aickman My rating: 3 of 5 stars Firstly, this is a collection about death. Hence the title. In most of the stories the death is never explicit - it could be the protagonist's, or it could be someone they know. It could be metaphorical, as in "The… Continue reading #AmReading: Goodreads Review of Robert Aickman, “Cold Hand In Mine”
The Water-Bearer and The Silkworm Theme #02 for this series of posts is Aquarius, so my challenge is to think of two topics that I can blog about taking "Aquarius" as my theme. Capricorn is, I'm told, an Earth Sign, and apparently Capricorns tend to be family-centric individuals, so I took that as an idea… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts: AQUARIUS : The Silkworm Review (Kinda)