Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales
Candlewick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 241 pages
Drawing on dark fantasy as well as horror and wild humor, ten contemporary authors pay homage to the gothic tale in original stories of the supernatural and the surreal.
A lovesick count and the ghost of his brutalized servant . . . a serial killer who defies death . . . a house with a violent mind of its own and another that holds within its peeling walls a grotesque secret. Here are witches who feast on faces, changeling rites of passage, a venerable vampire contemplating his end, and a fanged brat who drains the patience of a bumbling teenage boy. Here too are a flamboyant young novelist in search of a subject more compelling than his own eerie existence, and the daughter of a sorcerer fighting to free her lover — and her will — from sinister bonds. Enter the world of GOTHIC!, a celebration of the literary form made famous by such writers as Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.
With scary stories by:
M. T. Anderson
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Janni Lee Simner
Vivian Vande Velde
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaJMaher - LibraryThing
This book is written for teens, which I didn't realise until I was reading the introduction, there's no indication of the target audience on the covers. Most of the stories aren't bad, but because ... Read full review
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Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales is (you might have already guessed) an anthology of short horror fiction for young adults, so I'm going to go ahead and take the time to independently review each story ... Read full review