Mexican Gothic is an echt gothic horror novel, a refreshing literary inclusion amidst the descent of ersatz contemporary novels—mere mirages promising a worthy tale only to fall short in content.
*This post contains spoilers* Continue reading Mexican Gothic: A Modern Gothic Tale
When the young and impressionable protagonist—who is newly wed to Maxim de Winter—steps into her new home, Manderley, she immediately feels the haunting presence. Slowly, as this comes to overwhelm her and she struggles against the past, she wonders if it is her or Rebecca who floats through the halls of Manderley in a spectral form… Continue reading Captured Memory in Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Hopefully, this book does not leave as indelible a mark on historical fiction and the world’s remembrance of the Holocaust as the tattoos Lale—the Tätowierer—had to imprint on its victims in Auschwitz Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
As a true piece of Gothic Literature, the story of The Phantom of the Opera uses dark elements of horror to explore the true nature of humanity.
Three main characters, all not what they seem to be. This story reevaluates what it is to be human and what are the true distortions of humanity. Continue reading True Deformity in The Phantom of the Opera
“Nel was the first person who had been real to her, whose name she knew” (Morrison 119-120) Continue reading Sula (1973) by Toni Morrison: What is in a name?
Some fun gift ideas for any bibliophile friend of yours… Continue reading Amazing Gifts for Any Bookworm
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”
– Edgar Allan Poe Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic Horror