The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

TW: This book and review deals heavily with mental illness, hallucinations/delusions, and the claustrophobia of deep cave exploration. It's part of the nature of the literary world, at this point, that I will hear something About a book and how it's good and still know very little about it. Perhaps, like with Every Heart a … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Gremlin’s Library: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Read my First Chapter Thoughts on Annihilation here! When I first read some of Annihilation (in the Nebula 2014 collection), I wasn't impressed. But now that I've read the whole thing, in its incandescently weird glory, I'm looking back at 2016 me and whispering, you silly prat. In my defense, Annihilation starts off slowly; it's almost … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

The Gremlin’s Library: The Northern Caves by Nostalgebraist

This is an interesting entry in my book review series, because The Northern Caves is, not strictly speaking, a book! Instead, The Northern Caves is one of those oddities on Archive of Our Own; original fiction that still taps into 'fannish culture' enough to be featured on AO3. There's plenty of these, but The Northern Caves also occupies a … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Northern Caves by Nostalgebraist

First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I finally received my copy of Mexican Gothic (*excited goth boy noises*)! This is my third Moreno-Garcia book and I'm already SO into it. So, thoughts on the first chapter! Noemí Tabaoda is a high society debutante who goes through lovers at her own whims and is immediately set up as just a touch unreliable. The first … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

First Chapter Thoughts: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

I'm somebody who enjoys both books and movies equally, and am often in the unenviable position of enjoying both a book and its adaptation. This is funny enough with things like Lord of the Rings, where at least the nerdboy contingent is balanced out by widespread cultural love. Annihilation, however, is an amusing case where … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer