Candle in the Attic Window

Candle in the Attic Window Gothic fiction is neither dead nor musty Twenty seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the sub genre while drawing from old tropes Welcome to our little house of horrors where a movie crew searc

  • Title: Candle in the Attic Window
  • Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Paula R. Stiles Orrin Grey E. Catherine Tobler Paul Jessup Jesse Bullington Colleen Anderson Desmond Warzel
  • ISBN: 9780986686443
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gothic fiction is neither dead nor musty Twenty seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the sub genre while drawing from old tropes Welcome to our little house of horrors where a movie crew searches for a legendary missing film, a woman seeks to reunite with her dead lover, a lodger discovers something peculiar about the landlady, a Tarot deck brings death and ghostGothic fiction is neither dead nor musty Twenty seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the sub genre while drawing from old tropes Welcome to our little house of horrors where a movie crew searches for a legendary missing film, a woman seeks to reunite with her dead lover, a lodger discovers something peculiar about the landlady, a Tarot deck brings death and ghosts may be cruel or benevolent.The power has gone out and all that remains is the glow of a flickering candle Come up into the attic and uncover some secrets.Stories and poems by Don D Ammassa, Colleen Anderson, Jesse Bullington, James S Dorr, Leanna Renee Hieber, Paul Jessup, Ann K Schwader, E.Catherine Tobler and many .

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    1. I've just finished reading this book recently. I kept it beside my bed throughout the holidays like a box of chocolates, picking it up to read it one story at a time, so that I could savor each piece.I can see why this book might have difficulty finding its intended audience. It has a serious problem: it's billed as a tribute volume of sorts, an anthology of Gothic horror, but the vast majority of the work being done here is just MUCH TOO ORIGINAL.There are only one or two stories here which act [...]

    2. Dwellings & PlacesA Fixer-Upper by Amanda C. Davis: 3.5 out of 5 starsThe Seventh Picture by Orrin Grey: 4 out of 5 stars - I really, really liked the premise, but I didn't get the ending at all.Housebound by Don D'Ammassa: 2.5 out of 5 stars - Interesting idea but I didn't really get it.Stone Dogs by Paul Jessup: 3 out of 5 stars - Intriguing but kind of weird.The City of Melted Iron by Bobby Cranestone: SkippedThe Shredded Tapestry by Ryan Harvey: 2.5 out of 5 stars - Liked that it's set i [...]

    3. Would I review a book of Gothic fiction? Well, one of the few types of romances I enjoy are Gothic romances – and I love Gothic mysteries. It’s horror supposedly, but its Gothic horror, or things inspired by it, and while I am not a horror fan when they referenced Hitchcock’s Rebecca in the intro, I thought sure, why not?I was therefore graced with a copy of Candle in the Attic Window. This short story and poetry collection is at times whimsical, and at other times quite disturbing. It rea [...]

    4. The title of this book, Candle in the Attic Window: An Anthology of Gothic Horror is very misleading. In the introduction, the editors explain it "is an anthology featuring some of the classic Gothic themes, as interpreted by modern writers.The aim of the anthology is not to reproduce exactly the Gothic fiction of yore, but to bring a new spin to it." Beyond the opening poem, A Fixer-Upper by Amanda C. Davis which is delightful, and the first short story, The Seventh Picture by Orrin Grey, which [...]

    5. I hate to say it but I just couldn't get on with this one, I only read the first 3 stories / poems in the anthology but it's been 20 days since I last picked it up and I haven't been able to bring myself to go back to it.It's not that the stories are bad, I just don't think this is my kind of thing so don't let me put you off giving it a try.

    6. A few of the stories were good, but not many. Several were very bad. Unlike many anthologies the best stories are not near the front, so I almost gave up on this. But I did find a few that I liked.

    7. Excellent collection of stories. Of course, I especially liked the one by Jim Blackstone--author of INTERFERENCE--connecting some of the Knights Templar with the Elder knowledge from H.P. Lovecraft.

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