Tag Archives: Paranormal Romance

Scared to death: has horror fiction run out of common fears to trade on?

 

Scared to death: has horror fiction run out of common fears to trade on? | Books | theguardian.com.

via Scared to death: has horror fiction run out of common fears to trade on? | Books | theguardian.com.

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Kermode loves Twilight and he doesn’t care who knows it!!!

I like film critic Mark Kermode, he is insightful, fair-minded and has extremely catholic tastes, which enable him to take “genre” material seriously.

Which is why it is worth reading his defence of the Twilight film quartet and the novels on which they are based, it is really thought-provoking. I have never read the novels or seen any of the films, but I must confess that is because I have dismissed them out of hand as being teenage, sexually neutered paranormal romance – fantasy chick lit but without steamy bits. Continue reading


Book Review: A Discovery Of Witches

A Discovery Of Witches - Deborah Harkness

Humanity shares the world with three other near-human races – daemons, vampires and witches. These non-human “creatures”, as they refer to themselves, keep their existence a carefully-preserved secret in the modern world while occupying themselves spinning webs of political intrigue. Continue reading


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