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Northern Gothic

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Northern Gothic is the story of supernaturally crossed worlds — Manhattan’s Chelsea district of the present and New York during the Civil War draft riots. William, a young Irish immigrant trying to avoid the war, and Ahmadi, a gay man from the South trying to make it in the Big Apple, find their paths — and destinies — intertwined as William is sucked into the racist viole ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published November 20th 2001 by Soft Skull Press (first published November 15th 2001)
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Dec 26, 2012 Daniel rated it it was ok
I looked forward to picking up Mamatas after Brian Keene pushed his name; unfortunately, this book did not settle well in my person. The mix of historical and present events did not come together well, nor did Mamatas's prose style. Mamatas has talent, no doubt, and I suspect that I will pick up some of his other work in the future.
Sep 04, 2008 Craig rated it liked it
This is an interesting novella that explores several themes passionately and unrelentingly, set in New York during the draft riots of 1863 and alternately during the summer of 1998. The characters aren't especially likeable, but it is a thought-provoking work.
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Northern Gothic (2001) is set like much of his work in New York; remarkably combining Timeslip and horror it focuses on the experiences of a man in 1998 who is "visited" by a murderous racist from 1863.
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Nick's got chops.

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Nick Mamatas is the author of the Lovecraftian Beat road novel Move Under Ground, which was nominated for both the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards, the Civil War ghost story Northern Gothic, also a Stoker nominee, the suburban nighmare novel Under My Roof, and over thirty short stories and hundreds of articles (some of which were collected in 3000 Miles Per Hour in Every Directio ...more
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