This week’s story is Grant Allen’s Lucretia. LUCRETIA. I will acknowledge that I was certainly a very young man in the year ’67; indeed, I was only just turned of twenty, and was inordinately proud of a slight downy fringe on my upper lip, which I was pleased to speak of as my moustache. Still, […]Read more "Short Story Saturday – Lucretia"
Each movement of his head, be it a nod or a shake, maintains and strengthens who it is that Anthony Tobias Bradshaw believes himself to be.Read more "Short Story Saturday – Flock by Mike Russell"
I recently reviewed an incredible book called Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse by A.J. Mouse. The lovely authors have very kindly agreed to let Examining the Odd host a competition! You can win one of three signed copies. Simply enter here. Good luck!Read more "Giveaway! -Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse"
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I started the summer by delving back into Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, a collection of short stories from early in Clive Barker’s career. Clive Barker started out writing horror. His novella, The Hellbound Heart , went on to became the original Hellraiser film, which Barker himself wrote and directed. If…
Unless you have it, Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder) probably isn’t what you think it is.Read more "Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse – Review"
- Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti. Songs of a Dreamer was Thomas Ligotti’s first collection of supernatural horror stories. When originally published in 1985 by Harry Morris’s Silver Scarab Press, the book was hardly noticed. In 1989, an expanded version appeared that garnered accolades from several quarters. Writing in the Washington Post, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy author Michael Swanwick extolled: ‘Put this volume on the shelf right between H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Where it belongs.’ – Amazon
- Strungballs by Mike Russell. Disclaimer: Mike Russell is my other half 🙂 I was a fan before we were a couple. If you love Examining The Odd and want to show your support, please grab a copy of this amazing book. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a review! You won’t be disappointed.
- The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson.
- Railsea by China Miéville.
- The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft.
“There are black zones of shadow close to our daily paths, and now and then some evil soul breaks a passage through. When that happens, the man who knows must strike before reckoning the consequences.”
― H.P. Lovecraft,
Which books would you add to the list? Which is your favourite? Please share if you love weird fiction!
Polka dots can’t stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments. – Yayoi KusamaRead more "Traumata: Bourgeois / Kusama at Sotheby’s S|2 on The Art Channel"