“a shadowy fairy tale, in which two lovers, of which one, unfortunately, is dead, live in an enchanted house inhabited with wondrously quirky beings.”
“The Beetle is a fine period piece, as well as an entertaining mystery that has withstood the test of time.”
“a horror story, and something more. In its format and narrative, it’s also an adult fairy tale and a coming-of-age chronicle. . .
“The author has taken the isolation of the Okefenokee Swamp and magnified it into a story of dread, fear, and supernatural inevitability.”
“This novel may be a ghost story with more than a tinge of the Gothic, but in the end it’s actually a story of near-obsessive love.”
“The Stranger Diaries is an ambitious, evocative, and thoroughly tantalizing offering from an author who is not afraid to stray beyond her comfort zone.
" It’s fascinating to look back at life centuries ago, to imagine the people and their circumstance, and this novel fleshes them out with an assured storytelling style."
“imaginative prelude to the novel that has become one of the most famous horror stories ever written”
“Lestat may say he doesn’t want to cause the deaths of his fellow undead but that’s what happens in this continuation of The Vampire Chronicles.”
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“a story closely reminiscent of a good number of Poe’s short stories . . .”
“The Essex Serpent is a masterpiece of a novel . . . Sarah Perry has written a multifaceted novel with universal appeal.”
“enthralling . . . a seductive and mesmerizing thriller.”
“No one knows when a ghost will appear or what it will do when it does.”
“The heart wants someone to take away the fear. The heart wants answers even if they’re made up.”
“. . . a pleasure to read aloud, over and over.”