Book Review

After Me Comes The Flood, by Sarah Perry (2014)

After Me Comes The Flood is a dark, enigmatic tale of a man who loses his way on the road and comes upon a dwelling whose inhabitants seem to be expecting him. But who are they, and what do they want from him?

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Review: The Maker of Swans, by Paraic O’Donnell (2016)

A mixed bag - some wonderful characters and spectacular uses of language was surrounded by a convoluted and confusing plot.

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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Book Review

Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)

I was really surprised by this novel. Dracula is such an integral part of the Gothic literary canon (and the classic canon generally), so it’s been one of those books that I’ve felt I’ve already read. It was the first book that caught my eye when I visited my local library recently, and I’m very… Continue reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)