Books you’ll love if you love Lovecraft

Before one of the most unexpected posthumous career upturns saw the unknowable Cthulhu suddenly culturally ubiquitous, H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was simply a very odd bod whose work was almost impossible to find in print and who was mainly of interest to other writers of weird fiction. The prolific writer of weird fiction from RhodeContinue reading “Books you’ll love if you love Lovecraft”

Classic Beach Reads to Revisit

“Indian summer is like a woman. Ripe, hotly passionate, but fickle, she comes and goes as she pleases so that one is never sure whether she will come at all, nor for how long she will stay.”  ― Grace Metalious, Peyton Place In 1956 the book that would spawn nine sequels, two movies, two television series andContinue reading “Classic Beach Reads to Revisit”

Our favourite fantasy destinations and the heroes who live there

Most of us as children spent time in far off fantasy worlds found in books– whether it was Narnia, Discworld, Middle-Earth or Camelot.  With a new movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time in cinemas, Laura looks at six other fantastical destinations you can visit with your children or on your own. Madeline L’Engle FirstContinue reading “Our favourite fantasy destinations and the heroes who live there”

America’s best horror writer you’ve never heard of

Lauded in his lifetime by horror masters Stephen King and Peter Straub, Michael McDowell had a rather self-deprecating view of his own work.  However, Laura finds out that thanks to the continued fan-ship of horror lovers and a re-issue of his major works by champions of supernaturally slanted fiction Valancourt, his readership is once againContinue reading “America’s best horror writer you’ve never heard of”