First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

I made a point of seeking out Black horror to read in February, and the first book I read was the wonderful but strange White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi. The second is The Changeling by Victor LaValle - published more recently than the first (2017) but opening on the lives of two people in the late 60s-early … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The Gremlin’s Library: The King in Darkness by Evan May

The King in Darkness is a Canadian speculative fiction publication from Renaissance Press, following Adam Godwinson - former priest and currently working at a used bookstore - as he unravels a bizarre conspiracy. I enjoyed this book as a character piece and as a conspiracy novel; as a horror novel, it fell a little short. It's … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The King in Darkness by Evan May

The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh

"Madam Setsuko had been alone before she took in the children, alone except for the camphor tree at the heart of the house and the mynah bird that spoke with the voices of the dead. Her black dress was pressed with wealth and worn at the collar with loss. Its lace cuffs had a thread … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh

Review: ‘Monster of Elendhaven’ by Jennifer Giesbrecht

I want to open this review by making it clear that I love dark fiction. I used to read my Stephen King books before bed, and the main reason that I stopped is that I'd discovered that there were other horror writers in the world. The dark fantasy that I write dips into horror on … Continue reading Review: ‘Monster of Elendhaven’ by Jennifer Giesbrecht