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The Gothic Novel

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Post by Divia » Fri September 4th, 2009, 3:49 am

I haven't read it, but its on my shelf and I want to now that my fav holiday is right around the corner.

Oxford book of Victorian Ghost Stories

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Book-Victo ... 092&sr=8-1
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri September 4th, 2009, 2:34 pm

[quote=""nona""]ok so I love Fall, and it's right around the corner so I'm stocking up on some creepy, scary down right frightful books for Halloween (my secret most favorite social gathering of the year). I was wondering if anyone has read any good scary stuff? Recently I read Haunted Lily, Heart Shaped Box and a collaberated ghost story book which I should never have bought, waste of money. Anyways if you can help thanks![/quote]

I love Shirley Jackson's books. Have you read The Haunting of Hill House? I also really liked her They Have Always Lived in the Castle (more psychologically disturbing than conventionally scary). Merricat Blackwood is one of the most interesting unreliable narrators ever. The family situation will remind you a little of Arsenic and Old Lace, but without the humor.

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Post by Leo62 » Fri September 4th, 2009, 2:46 pm

The scariest book I've ever read in my entire life is Naomi's Room by Jonathan Aycliffe. Sadly (or perhaps fortunately!) it's OOP.

It combines elements of psychological mystery/horror and historical ghost story, in a sort of similar way to Hawksmoor. But much, much more disturbing...
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

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