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typicalbooks 31 – The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley – gothic horror booktube review

This was a fine win for me from a Simon and Schuster Goodreads giveaway ~ The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley taps into the new gothic while remaining rooted in the here and now. An anti-romance with all the trappings of an estate home and garden featuring a fascinating lead in Elizabeth Stash who is on the surface not one to be feared, but within she not unlike the best poisonous blossom, dripping with venom.

Pick up a copy here from Amazon

About the book…

This was a lucky win from a Simon and Schuster Canada Goodreads contest. As such, it is an uncorrected proof, and with that, I must say it was pretty tidy. Two little things I noticed and they were spacing issues so not a problem while reading. The cover image is nice, so I hope it stays, and I hope they expand on that and wrap the image around. The vines and such play into the story too, so it ain’t just a pretty cover. For a galley, it is nicely made as I have seen some that forgo glossy paper or heavy weight paper but this is in line with the last proof I had from them. This will be available April 3, 2018 so check the amazon link in the notes to preorder and maybe look at some of her other work.

My review…

I’m not familiar with this author and I think this is her first foray into the dark gothic, as the other work appears more literary. If we are lucky, Lindley will stay here and go darker as The Beloveds fits into the haunting and twisted world of psychotic women and literary anti-romance if there is such a thing. By anti-romance, I’d say there are loads of ideas that work in romance, coupling, divorce, attraction, repulsion, but all from the point of view of one devoid of all romantic notions and in fact sickened by the whole thing. Repulsion is a great word as this is one part Roman Polanski and one part Shirley Jackson, easily.

Coming up next…

Next I want to get into Where Nightmares Come From and then hopefully get reading Revival by Stephen King which I still have not got to. Then, back to fiction with a review on Odd Man Out by James Newman.

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typicalbooks – 30 – To Be Read from Winter’s End 2018 – booktube

These are some upcoming and currently reading books from my January and February TBR pile.

Coming up soon is The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley and Odd Man Out by James Newman, then I will dig into these.

Meant to post this a month ago, but better late than never! I got more interested in the Authortube tag and Into Painfreak review.

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typicalbooks 29 – Into Painfreak – edited by Gerard Houarner – horror booktube review

Into Painfreak is an anthology featuring the darkest and best hardcore horror authors of our time. All based on the original story, Painfreak, by Gerard Hoaurner, these tales pay homage to splatterpunk fiction of days gone by and usher us into a new age of insanity all at once.

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I cover books I have read that have taught me something about my own writing or were printed in an atypical way. Sometimes, I just have something to say about typicalbooks.

Find my work, Nightface, Pray Lied Eve 2, and other fiction at http://nightface.ca or my Amazon author page http://ift.tt/2j3lJXS

if you want to hear more of my voice, listen to myself and Wes ‘Dead Air’ Knipe on the Dead Air Podcast at:
http://ift.tt/2pCSjor

~~~

The perfect thunderclap by Acclivity was found at Freesound http://ift.tt/nE9Tb5 thank you!

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Filming, editing and all other black magic by Lydia.

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