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Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Title: The Shining Author: Stephen King Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Date: 2011 (1977) Genre: Horror / Thriller Summary: Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But… Continue reading Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

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Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Title: Rebecca Author: Daphne du Maurier Genre: Gothic / Mystery / Classics Date: 2012 (1938) Publisher: Virago Press Pages: 448 Started: 15th April 2018 Completed: 21st April 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca,… Continue reading Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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Book Review: The Italian by Ann Radcliffe

Title: The Italian Author: Ann Radcliffe Genre: Classics / Gothic / Romance Date: 2008 (1797) Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics Pages: 423 Started: 25th March 2018 Completed: 29th March 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: From the novel’s opening chapters the reader is ushered into a shadowy world in which crime and religion are mingled. In the church of Santa Maria del Pianto… Continue reading Book Review: The Italian by Ann Radcliffe

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Book Review: The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe

Title: The Romance of the Forest Author: Ann Radcliffe Genre: Classics / Gothic Date: 2009 (1791) Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 397 Started: 12th March 2018 Completed: 14th March 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Set in a Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and extreme oppression, the novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is mysteriously placed under the protection of a family… Continue reading Book Review: The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe

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Book Review: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  Title: Carmilla Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Genre: Classics / Gothic Date: 1872 Publisher: Project Gutenberg Started: 6th November 2017 Completed: 7th November 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever. When a mysterious carriage crashes outside their castle home in Styria, Austria, Laura and her father… Continue reading Book Review: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

Title: A Sicilian Romance Author: Ann Radcliffe Genre: Classics / Gothic / Romance Date: 2008 (1790) Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics Pages: 209 Started: 25th August 2017 Completed: 19th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic… Continue reading Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

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Book Review: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Little Black Classic)

Title: The Tell-Tale Heart Author: Edgar Allan Poe Genre: Horror / Gothic / Classics Date:2015 (1843) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 64 Started: 30th September 2016 Completed: 30th September 2016 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was a groan of mortal terror … the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul.’… Continue reading Book Review: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Little Black Classic)

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Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Title: The Woman in Black Author: Susan Hill Genre: Horror / Ghost Story / Gothic Date: 1983 Publisher: Vintage Pages: 160 Started: 10th May 2016 Completed: 14th May 2016 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to sort through her papers… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill