The Call of Cthulhu

April 5, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 0

“The Call of Cthulhu” is probably H.P. Lovecraft’s most enduring and influential story. It’s been reprinted and borrowed from and adapted in thousands of ways since its […]

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The Yellow Wallpaper

March 12, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 2

The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a brilliant 1892 story that presents the first-person chronicle of a woman in a stifling marriage driven […]

The Graveyard Book

March 7, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 0

(Spoilers follow!) The Graveyard Book is a children’s novel by popular author Neil Gaiman. It’s constructed as a set of linked stories — Gaiman loosely modeled the […]

Mr. Hyde

February 27, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 1

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been adapted for movies, television and comics so many times that many people who haven’t read […]

The Turn of the Screw

January 26, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 1

I started reading Henry James’ 1898 novel The Turn of the Screw with some awareness of the book’s reputation of having an ambiguous narrative: the young governess’s story could be read […]

The Red Tree

August 1, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 0

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s The Red Tree is a dizzying weird gothic novel that chronicles the final months of a writer named Sarah Crowe as she grieves for […]