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The Hill of Dreams | Arthur Machen
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Now on the 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒅 blog, the interesting history of Arthur Machen's use of #shapenotes in his 1907 horror novel, 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑯𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝑫𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎𝒔:

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https://strongsongsofthedead.com/blogs/news/weird-fiction-author-arthur-machens-...

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softlysara
Negative Space | B R Yeager
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Pickpick

I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. It was equal parts creepy and beautiful. I love that it was written in the perspective of the three teenagers, all so unique and able to sympathize with.
I'll probably be thinking about this book for a long time

5 stars
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vivastory
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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I have previously read certain stories from this door stopper of an anthology, however 2 weeks ago I decided to start it. From the end & read it towards the beginning. I'm reading it on my computer, which has made a massive difference as the double column print in the book is distracting. So far I have read 13 stories. The standouts have been:
*Micaela Morrissette's “The Familiars“: a boy & his mother together during the summer. The boy (CONT)

vivastory has an invisible friend, who might be real. The ambiguity in this story & the mom's reaction to the friend is what makes it work so well.
*Daniel Abraham's “Flat Diane“. This is about a father who makes a life-sized sketch drawing of his daughter, Diane, & mails it to their family around the world asking them to take a picture with “Flat Diane“ & tell about her adventures. Needless to say, things turn out very wrong. This one def got under (CONT)
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vivastory my skin.
*Brian Evenson's “The Brotherhood of Mutilation“ Evenson later expanded this novella into a full-length novel “Last Days“. A man is recruited into a cult to investigate a potential murder. A lot of body horror in this. I couldn't help but imagine David Cronenberg, or his son Brandon, making this into a movie.
*Thomas Ligotti's “The Town Manager.“ The inhabitants of a dilapidated town are at the strange whims of their latest town (CONT)
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vivastory manager. Ligotti is absurd, claustrophobic, nightmarish & also one of the most realistic writers. This is one of the more memorable stories I've read about work lately. 3mo
RohitSawant Excellent overview. This one has been languishing on my wish list for a while now. I was putting off getting it since I was leaning towards getting a print copy (which is crazy expensive at my side, almost 3K INR!) but might just go ahead and get it on Kindle after reading your post. 2mo
vivastory @RohitSawant That's an insane amount! I def recommend the Kindle version for a couple of reasons: I found the double column print in the physical edition very distracting & the physical edition is honestly very unwieldy. It has been a lot easier for me to sit down & read numerous stories in a row on the kindle vs the print edition. 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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English title: On Calculation of Volume, this is the first in what is supposed to be a septology

A woman has traveled to Paris when the time stops at November 18th. Everyone keeps on living the same day over and over again not knowing that time has stopped. But this woman do, so she starts counting the days.

Tamra Sounds like a more intellectual version of the movie Groundhog Day! 👍🏾 (edited) 4mo
AnneCecilie @Tamra I haven‘t seen that movie, but this was very readable and the English translation rights has been sold (edited) 4mo
BookWrym Sounds intriguing will keep an eye out for translation 4mo
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