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.

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Urban legends have always been a bizarre idea. They can be found in every culture and in every city around the world.  Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas have put together a great collection of stories based on these strange stories. The collection features stories from around the globe such as "Tin Cans" by Ekaterina Sedia. Set in Stalinist Russia, it's a take on the Russian legend of  Beria, who was known as "Stalin's butcher." "As Red as Red" by Caitlín R. Kiernan has a distinct Lovecraft feel with its creepy, dream-like state.
Carolyn Turgeon's "La Llorona" is based on the Mexican legend of the weeping woman who steals children. The tales here are bizarre, creepy, and dark. Highly recommended.

If You Like: H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, James Hogg, M. R. James


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