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.

This collection from Bruce Boston spans his entire career, and the selections are amazing for their depth and diversity. This is not cheap horror poetry about monsters and the apocalypse. Boston's vivid imagery and elegant style captures the long, dark shadows of twilight and the haunting fear of midnight. Decay, terror, fear, hope, the light at the end of the tunnel, madness, nightmares, and dreams. Bruce Boston is the Byron of our age.

If You Like: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Coleridge

Greg Herren has produced a fantastic collection of gay-themed Gothic tales here! The Richard Hall story "Country People" is worth it alone, but the rest of the authors really rise to the occasion, too. Marshall Moore's "Sic Gloria Transit" is a dark, brooding piece with haunting prose. "The Troll in the Basement" by Quentin Harrington and "Waiting for the Vampire" by William J. Mann are also two standouts here. The anthology closes with a novella, "Fever" by Victoria A. Brownworth, bringing the collection to just as intense an ending as Hall's opening tale.

If You Like: Sheridan Le Fenu, Algernon Blackwood, Edith Wharton