Supernatural Horror in Literature

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Supernatural Horror in Literature by H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft discusses the horror aesthetics in literature from The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, Anne Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Charles Brockden Brown, Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Edward George Earle Lytton, Friedrich de la Motte Fouque’s Undine, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Edgar Allen Poe,The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Guy de Maupassant’s Horla, Ambrose Bierce, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, M. P. Shiel, W. H. Hodgson, Arthur Machen, Algernon Henry Blackwood, and Edward Plunkett Baron of Dunsany.

Thoughts After Reading:

It wasn’t bad, it just goes over Supernatural Horror in Literature. It details authors, different stories, not too dry and an easy read.

For more nonfiction, go to Oscar Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

For more Edgar Allan Poe, go to The Tell-Tale Heart

For more Emily Bronte, go to The Madwoman Upstairs

Beyond the Grave: A Choose Your Own Ending Mystery Adventure

Beyond the Grave: A Choose Your Own Ending Mystery Adventure

Beyond the Grave: A Choose Your Own Ending Mystery Adventure (Up2u Adventures #1)

Thoughts Before Reading:

When I was looking at books to get my niece I thought this would be a great choice. The fact that we got to choose our own ending made me think of the Choose Your Own Adventure series that I grew up with.

I thought it might even be better as it seemed that you were actually in the story before you made a choice. I always hated how of you choose wrong in the first question the story was over before it even began.

So let’s see how this went.

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Plot Synopsis:

Dylan and Michael are teamed up for their class project on doing a report on a famous town person. Michael doesn’t like being teamed up with Dylan at all because of his hobby, rubbling gravestones.

Now In personally don’t think that is that creepy at all, as lots of people do that, but Michael think it is strange.

So they start searching out famous people from the past. Michael wants to do the report on a newspaperman called Snoop, however Dylan found something more interesting; Snoop’s story.

Snoop did a whole series on Dr. Naper, the town’s own Dr. Frankenstein.

He was caught trying to experiment on creating life. And he is buried in Dylan’s favorite cemetery.

Dylan decides that the best way to get an A+ is to not only include the pictures that Snoop took, but a grave rubbing of Dr. Naper’s headstone.

Dylan decides that the two should head out there. Only problem is that he isn’t allowed to be there. Only way to do it, sneak out there after dark.

Always watching

What happens next? You decide!

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Thoughts After Reading:

I didn’t like how you weren’t able to choose until the very end and that your decision didn’t really have an effect. I like the Choose Your Own Adventure series better.

For more young adult mysteries, go to Spring Breakdown

For more ghosts, go to The Chocolate Chip Mystery

For more mad scientists, go to Ticker