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message 1: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 23 comments There are only two rules for July 2016 nominations: it has to be nominally about, of, and from horror, and it has to be published currently by Valancourt Books. You can of course read a non-Valancourt copy, if you can manage to find it, as Valancourt specializes in the obscure, forgotten, and overlooked.


message 2: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 550 comments One nomination is Fengriffin & Other Gothic Tales by David Case:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
I consider Fengriffin a marvelous Gothic novella. The short stories that close the book are good.

Another nomination is The Birds by Frank Baker. I haven't read the book, but I am familiar with--lets just say--discussions about it.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I also nominate Michael McDowell books. Never read him.

The Elementals
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The Amulet
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Blood Rubies
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Wicked Stepmother
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 3: by Scott (last edited Jun 07, 2016 11:17AM) (new)

Scott By sheer coincidence I picked up a copy of Toplin just this weekend so I would like to nominate that.


message 4: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 23 comments I'm a big David Case fan.


message 5: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 23 comments Nice list already.


message 6: by Kirstin (new)

Kirstin | 120 comments It's going to be tough to pick! I would love to read any of these.


message 7: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 23 comments I'll give it a couple more days before I put up a poll so weigh in now.


message 8: by Latasha (last edited Jun 07, 2016 01:37PM) (new)

Latasha (latasha513) The Witch and the Priest The Witch and the Priest by Hilda Lewis it's been on my to read list for sometime now.


message 9: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 23 comments The Elementals by Michael McDowell won the poll by a slim margin so that will be the Literary Horror read for July. It is available as a tp and e-book. I'm not sure about availability outside the US (does anyone know?).

I think I'll reserve the Hugh Walpole collection for August since it was in the second place pack and got my vote. I've been itching to read my Tartarus Walpole collection for a while now.

Listening to "Nervous Breakdown" by criminally overlooked British power pop band White Heat from 1979. If you say you know this without looking it up, well, you are probably lying. I'll put the YouTube up and sorry about the poor audio. Why did all the good music come from Britain?


message 10: by Kirstin (new)

Kirstin | 120 comments Such a great book! I had no trouble getting it in Canada. :)


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