Book Review: The Antarctic Express

Title: The Antarctic Express Author: Kenneth Hite & Christina Rodriguez Publisher: Trident Inc., : Atlas Games Date Published: 2009 Category: parody, Lovecraftian, children’s The Antarctic Express is a children’s parody book combining the Polar Express with the Mountains of Madness. I have mixed feelings about these kinds of parodies, generally aimed at adults who think …

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Book review: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lovecraft states in Supernatural Horror in Literature, “The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights in cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier’s Trilby."

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Necronomicon Providence 2015 Convention Report

  It’s NecronomiCon…a place where outcasts rule, and everyone gets the nerdy reference on your t shirt. 2015 was the fourth NecronomiCon I have attended, and it was very different in two ways. First off, it was the first time that I brought my son. I had reservations about bringing a nine year old to …

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Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics

The lives of many of my favorite authors are just as interesting, if not more so, than their writing. As a huge fan of Mary Shelley, I was really excited to see a new book about her life. In Frankenstein Diaries, Author Michael January brings forth some "forgotten" diary entries that detail Mary Shelley's travels with Percy Shelley and provide insight into the inspiration for the classic book, Frankenstein.

Book Review: Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties

Subtle is a good adjective to describe the tales in Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties, a collection of short British ghost stories by Jan Edwards. Haunting, romantic, timeless, sad, and eerie: these are all adjectives that come to mind when I read this. In each tale, I felt like I was dropped into the middle of someone’s life and had to figure out what was going on along with the character. The foreshadowing in each story was superb, enough to make me want to find out more, but secretive enough to give the endings a surprise twist. There is really nothing bad to say about this book at all. These are ghost stories you can sink your teeth into!