Review: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Shirley Jackson

Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague's invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic 'sensitive', and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares, and an … Continue reading Review: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Shirley Jackson

January in books

Well, we're one month into 2021 and the year's pretty much just 2020 Part 2 so far. I'm not going to dwell on the negatives in this post, though. I mean, some good things happened in January. Trump finally left office, the first dose of the Covid vaccine was given to more than 10 million … Continue reading January in books

Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond.Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of … Continue reading Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson