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Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin

We’ve got more Argentinian Weird fiction to talk about. After reading Schweblin’s “Mouthful of Birds,” I jumped right over to “Fever Dream,” which was short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. It’s literary fiction with a healthy dose of psychological and eco-horror. The story is narrated by Amanda, who is on her death […]

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The Looney – Andrew Michael Hurley

Happy Holidays to everyone! Returning with a #gothic novel that was devoured rather quickly amid the holiday cheer—though there’s little holiday cheer to be found in this one. The Loney is an exceptionally bleak and foreboding seaside gothic. Two brothers, one over protective (our narrator), the other helplessly mute, are in a constant state of unease during […]

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Seven Gothic Tales – Isak Dinesen

Happy holidays! Gearing up for that precious holiday reading time and book gift giving. What are your go to book gifts (definitely want to hear about those #gothic picks)? This Danish gothic collection tends to be a popular one on the bookshelves these days, and I always gravitate toward it on these harsh weather cold days. Karen […]

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Fen – Daisy Johnson

Nothing is at all quite as it seems or should be in these enticingly strange and gothic stories. Stories of girls starving themselves into the shape of eels, stories of love creeping in where it shouldn’t, stories of daily life bursting at the seams and giving way to the wild. These are all freshly modern […]