Recent Reads: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates Head of Zeus, 2018, 238 pgs. A widow who fantasises of being as free and merciless as the heron that lives by her home. A young girl’s distant relative showers her with affection and presents her with unspeakable horrors. An unsolved mysterious… Continue reading Recent Reads: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

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)