Rachel reads – Rat Queens volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

Much of my exam study time was spent pinning for the next volume of the Rat Queens. I love Wiebe's world and the Rat Queens are the ultimate female role models being as badass as possible. The art work is also stunning which is by Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic. If you haven't read my… Continue reading Rachel reads – Rat Queens volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

Rachel Reads: Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse by Otsuichi

Back again to Horror but it's certainly in a different vein from my usual choices. I say that because it's Japanese horror and its subject matter is not something I would usually enjoy. As always, basic blurb: Two short novels, including the title story and Black Fairy Tale, plus a bonus short story. Summer is… Continue reading Rachel Reads: Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse by Otsuichi

Don’t Look Now – Rachel Reads

It was only a few weeks ago when I posted about the marvels of Daphne Du Maurier and how I was surprised that I had never heard of her. So after my praise of her work, I purchased the next acclaimed 'chilling' short fiction compilation called Don't Look Now.  It arrived only last week but… Continue reading Don’t Look Now – Rachel Reads

Why have I never heard of Daphne Du Maurier?

 It was but a mere few months ago, I eagerly awaited a copy of Du Maurier's The Birds which would arrive via the mail. I got it then left it in a pile of other discarded books before finally reading it last week during my holiday in Croatia.  I didn't expect much from the used… Continue reading Why have I never heard of Daphne Du Maurier?

Why I love Horror

 You might not know that Horror is still sometimes considered not to be a real genre in Literature. It's recognised as something to amuse and scare those who do not find ultimate joy in evenings spent reading poetry. I've come across this prejudice in creative writing that the only good story is the one which… Continue reading Why I love Horror

The horror of my youth

Yesterday I finished rereading one of the core inspirations of horror from my youth (FYI, was only a couple of years ago) and I thought it would be an interesting topic for a post. I read the Intruders when I around 12-13 years old. It was probably one of the first and most memorable horror… Continue reading The horror of my youth