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

Book Review, weird fiction

#AmReading: From The Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury

From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury My rating: 4 of 5 stars Weird and WonderfulI really enjoyed these stories of the House and its Family: the influence on /of Charles Addams is readily apparent, which I loved, and I really enjoyed the ambiguity and open-ended nebulous feel of the stories. I like how the… Continue reading #AmReading: From The Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Welsh Gothic Tropes III: The Druid

Introduction CW// incest and infant death discussed in one short story. The Druid has had a negative press, or, to quote Aaron, 'enjoyed a demonic reputation', since Julius Caesar's account in De Bello Gallico (c.58-49 BC). Caesar claimed that Druids officiated at human sacrifices and mentions the infamous 'wicker man', powerfully re-imagined by Folk Horror… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes III: The Druid

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME

Part Four of the Gothic Tropes series looks at a specific type of character: the stately older woman whose watchword is 'Respectability'. There's one in┬áThe Crows, but she's a bit of a subversion of this trope. Let's get to know this kind of lady better... Who Is The Grand[e] Dame? I'll have to do this… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME