This week's poem is H. P. Lovecraft's An American to Mother England. I hope you enjoy it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlcmeP_JsJI To my American readers (or anyone outside of the UK), do you know of Blur? Like Pulp, they seem so British to me that I can't imagine the rest of the world listening to them. Let me know.
We tracked snow and mud over a spotless stone floor. Before an open fire stood Madame and the three children—a girl of eight years, a boy of five, a boy of three. They stared with round frightened eyes at les soldats Americans, the first they had ever seen. We were too tired to stare back. We at once climbed to the chill attic, our billet, our lodging for the night. First we lifted the packs from one another's aching shoulders: then, without spreading our blankets, we lay down on the bare boards.
This week's album is Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar. I hope you enjoy the memory jolt! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQD7KxutcM Antichrist Superstar is the second studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released on October 8, 1996 by Nothing and Interscope Records. Producers: Sean Beavan, Marilyn Manson, Dave Ogilvie, Trent Reznor Manson's new album Heaven Upside Down is expected … Continue reading The Thursday Album – Antichrist Superstar – Marilyn Manson
This week's short story is Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Hall of Fantasy. Nathaniel Hawthorne THE HALL OF FANTASY It has happened to me, on various occasions, to find myself in a certain edifice which would appear to have some of the characteristics of a public exchange. Its interior is a spacious hall, with a … Continue reading Short Story Saturday – The Hall of Fantasy
I will soon be reading and reviewing David Smith's Letters to Strabo - in the meantime, here's a guest post from the author. PUBLISHED 28th November 2016 £8.99 / $10.52 (paperback) £15.99 (hardback) £4.99 / $6.43 (e-book) Set in the late 1970s, Letters to Strabo is the fictional autobiography of Adam Finnegan Black, or ‘Finn’, … Continue reading David Smith – Guest Blog: Letters to Strabo – naming the characters
Not sure what to add next to your reading pile? Charles Baudelaire. French. You'll probably like his work if you enjoy Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas de Quincey and Emanuel Swedenborg. Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du Mal; (1857; The … Continue reading 5 Weird Fiction Authors
Here are five fantastic female science fiction authors for you! Let me know in the comments who your favourites are. Who would you put on the list?
Here are eight books by the incredible Lord Dunsany. If you haven't read any of his work before, you should definitely give him a try. If you have read some before, perhaps you'll discover some unknown pieces in this list. The Charwoman's Shadow An old woman who spends her days scrubbing the floors might be … Continue reading 8 Lord Dunsany Books