The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)

“Largeness has always been a condition of the weird and unsafe; it is over-whelming, too much or too big. […] [the uncanny] is neither homey nor protective, nor comforting, nor familiar. It is alien, exposed, and unsettling, or in other words, the perfect description of the house on Ash Tree Lane.” [28] “an unremarkable door… Continue reading The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)

‘Tis the Season: Halloween Spook ‘Em Up Roundup!

(Thanks for the title, Lauren…) It’s nearing the end of October. Pumpkins are in bloom. The days are short. The nights are long. The weather is…mostly cold? And it’s prime time for some creepy reads… In this special post, I’m listing a number of favourite novels and comic series which are particularly memorable for their… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season: Halloween Spook ‘Em Up Roundup!