Lord Tennyson – Poet of Cosmic Horror?


Many a hearth upon our dark globe sighs after many a vanish’d face,  Many a planet by many a sun may roll with a dust of a vanish’d race.  Tennyson – Vastness Do these words sound strangely familiar to you? Do they trigger thoughts and impressions in your memory of something similar? They were written …

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10 Novels That Trick Your Mind

Our brains don’t much like the distinction between fact and faction. The more vivid the descriptions in a novel and life-like the characters, the more our brains treat these interactions as real. But some go beyond good writing and use a variety of literary devices to take our immersion to another level. Old style adventure …

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The Blasted Heath

The blasted heath

All kinds of entities can be haunted or possessed. People. Animals. Houses. Cities. But what about places? Dark woods. Dank caves. Swamps and deserts. And finally, there is that classic of gothic literature – the blasted heath!  The Blasted Heath in Scotland  I don’t know about you but when I hear that phrase, I immediately …

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