Gothic Readers Book Club

The Gothic Readers Book Club is a gathering of like-minded souls who read Gothic literature. Our goal is promote the best in modern and classic Gothic literature from around the globe.

Andrew Davidson's The Gargoyle is a modern interpretation of the classic Gothic nightmare world of pain, suffering, and the questionable supernatural. Our protagonist endures an almost unbelievable series of horrors, only to discover a lunatic at his bedside. Marianne weaves a tale of reincarnation, ancient love, and centuries of redemption through the fiery inferno of time. Taken literally, the novel is overblown and nearly absurd. This is not a literal work however. Like many novels in the Gothic literary tradition, it's rich in symbolism, metaphor, and analogy. The fiery car crash that introduces the novel is the beginning of the descent into the depths of Hell itself. Our sculptress figuratively carves a new life for him out of her fantastical tales. Get lost in the imagery and depth here.

If You Like: Dante, Milton


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