Ramsey Campbell is the greatest contemporary writer of horror fiction but is completely unknown to the public & ignored by the mainstream. Creatures of the Pool one of his most recent novels is an updating of & homage to Lovecraft's aquatic tale of terror The Shadow Over Innsmouth, set in Campbell's home town of Liverpool. He is going over old ground here in comparison to his previous masterpiece The Grin Of The Dark but has all the disturbing atmosphere of classic Campbell. Read a short review here from Skulls In The Stars Blog.
Obsession is an older novel of his from 1985 which I have had in my collection for years but have only now got around to reading. It's a psychologically 'realistic' horror novel of subtle supernatural intrusion into everyday life, where even at the end your not sure that the uncanny is in fact all in the mind. Read Arthur B's review in Ferretbrain here.
Donna Tartt's The Secret History - I finished reading this about five weeks ago and have been meaning to write something about it ever since. However from indexing my own book (Elinor Ostro...
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