A Devil Comes to Town – Paolo Maurensig

  In the spirit of it being submission reading season, we have a special book to recommend. “A Devil Comes to Town” is an absurdist gothic about publishing and writing. Foxes in Dichtersruhe are dying of rabies, and that can only mean that something bad is on its way. This small mountain town (in Switzerland) […]


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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City of Ash and Red – Hye-Young Pyun

We live in #Gothic times. And as a cautionary reminder that the pandemic is not over… we have one uncanny book rec: When I first started in on City of Ash and Red, I did not realize it was a pandemic book. Originally written in Korean, Hye-Young Pyun’s urban horror/ slow burn thriller was brought into English […]

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Black Friday – Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Many people are showing their support through the use of the black square. If you are choosing to do this please remember to remove the Black Lives Matter hashtag so as to keep important resources easily accessible. The show of solidarity for the Black community comes in many forms, and we support them all. As […]

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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 […]