Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing


Gothic and Horror

I decided to put these two genres together, as they compliment each other well, and feature crossovers into one another. Both feature interactions with things that make readers uncomfortable, and these are typically of a more gory and horrifying nature.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

A short story like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is always pleasant to read. Likely due to the overall shortness of it. The plot doesn't drag on and nothing is left unsaid at the end. The... Continue Reading →


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

This book was quite enjoyable, despite taking me a long time to read (unfortunately). It’s one of those books that takes you a while to get into, but in the end is rewarding, especially once you discover all the secrets... Continue Reading →

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

This book is beautiful, and wonderfully written and the imagery descriptions are spot on, which is why I have only selected a small amount of quotes, there were many yet these stood out the most. The Thirteenth Tale is a... Continue Reading →

The Collector – John Fowles

This book is so messed up. I would not classify this book as a horror novel. The Collector is more of a traumatizing novel, fictional naturally, but really disturbing. Frederick, going by the name Ferdinand in the text, decides to... Continue Reading →

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