Thinking about it only makes it worse…

Need the entirety of modern life related back to a Mitchell and Webb sketch? No me neither, but if you did David Mitchell has you covered. Don’t get me wrong, I am an unashamed sychophant when it comes to his writing…and it takes alot of self referential segues before I start to cringe. But the…

“They be nowt but air-blebs” – Bram Stoker’s Dracula

After the eerie subtlety of Henry James’s Turn of the Screw it has come as quite a shock to be confronted by the chilling, violence of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A bit of context for this reading: As a child nothing terrified me so much as vampires. The viewing of a 10 second snippet of Interview…

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The place, Henry James’s Turn of the Screw, has secured as one of the key psychological and gothic horror novels is certainly evident, even from a cursory reading. But let me first say one thing about Turn of the Screw; That shit is creepy as fuck Nothing much really, or at least concretely, happens of…