Haunting Tales

A Touch of Darkness in Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. – Shakespeare While this book may not appear as a book about books, the eventual redemption of the main characters is predicated upon the knowledge that they gained while ‘researching’ about the nature of evil in the library. And since we are also celebrating […]

Special thanks to Honey of Coffee Spoons for Fevre Dream and Launch of December Pig-out Yuletide Special

Before we officially launch our December Special, allow me to say a Special Thanks to Honey of Coffeespoons for sharing with us her link for our November Haunting Tales Special. She has written this detailed exploration of George RR Martin’s Fevre Dream and how it has managed to convey a different dimension to vampire stories […]

The Floods [Neighbours] by Colin Thompson

I was dreading doing a review of a Colin Thompson YA lit primarily because I am such a huge fan of his picture books. I was afraid that I might be disappointed and that the full-length chapter book might fail to live up to my expectations considering how much I am in love with The […]

Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia as Illustrated by Gris Grimly

This book is definitely not for the faint-hearted or the weak in spirit. Strictly for exceedingly brave tweeners, teenagers and preferably for young adults. When I saw this book lying in our community library shelves, I knew I just had to get it and feature it for our Haunting Tales Special. Edgar Allan Poe is […]

Trese

  “When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Trese.” The inspiration behind Gathering Book’s November Special was this particular comic. It was early October of this year when I finished reading all three volumes of Trese. I shared with Myra my plan of holding paranormal/scary/haunting reviews on Halloween. Picking up from […]