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How did you first get interested in Gothic books?
readertim Wrote:How did you first get interested in Gothic books?

I'm a relative newcomer to the genre.

I was house-sitting and had run out of things to read. I found a few old paperbacks on a shelf and among them was Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt. At first I thought it was simply a romance novel and put it aside. Later I glanced through it and, noticing the quality of her prose, began to read it. I don't think I got up once until I finished it.

After that I discovered Mary Stewart, although generally I find Victoria Holt slightly more gripping. I'm glad Victoria was so prolific -- I haven't even started to graze the surface of her output.

I'm sure there are many other good authors of "gothics" that I have yet to discover -- thanks to this forum I'm starting to collect them one by one.

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RE: How did you first get interested in Gothic books? - by Penfeather - 08-14-2008, 03:40 AM

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