Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Book in Review: Gothic

Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales Edited by: Deborah Noyes
Fiction: YA, paranormal 234 pages
Book Count: 4

First, it is interesting that I am reviewing this book today, as it is Edgar Allen Poe's birthday today. And this book is Gothic as in the writing style. Many of the stories are modern updates to the style. There are no maidens in nightgowns running away from a scary castle at night, but many of the stories have aspects of that stereotypical Gothic tale. Also, reading the information on the writers in this book, you will see a number of names, books and/or awards that you know. This is an A list anthology. In fact, the one thing that I found wanting in most of the stories is that I wish there was more of it to read. Also, although it is labeled as a YA book, as Gothic novels usually have one of the main characters be a teen/early twenties female, it doesn't come across as necessary a YA book.

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