First Words

“It was the summer of 1923, the summer I came down from Cambridge, when despite my aunt’s wishes that I return to Shropshire, I decided that my future lay in the capital and took up a small flat at Number 14b Bedford Gardens in Kensington.” When We Were Orphans Kazuo Ishiguro Read more

First Words

“Acid flowed at the table more often than wine and had long since ceased to cause Lily alarm; her attention remained on the soup even as Father asked, ‘Does the thought of me still pain your head, love?’” Sea Change S.M. Wheeler Read more

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The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the late 19th and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Perhaps inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, in which the first line of every stanza ends “… the great god Pan.”, Machen’s story was one… Read more

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations by Olivier LeCarrer Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world’s most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume.   This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity,… Read more

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Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where “Fun is Guaranteed!” But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of… Read more

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The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day: From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to… Read more