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Index – Title

by V. L. Craven


10 Myths About Introverts: Quotes
26a by Diana Evans: Quotes
78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published by Pat Walsh: Review
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff: Quote


A.S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Short Stories by A.S. Byatt: Review
About Grace by Anthony Doerr: Review
Abraham: A Journey Through Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler: Review
Acid Row by Minette Walters: Review
Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov: Review ; Quotes
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell: Review
The Addams Family Screenplay: Review
Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressman Taylor: Review
An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill: Review
Affinity by Sarah Waters: Review
After Delores by Sarah Schulman: Review
Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte: Review ; Quotes
‘Albert Nobbs’ by George Moore: Review Quotes
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo: Review
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Review ; Quotes
The Alienist by Caleb Carr: Review
All Men are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir: Review
Alma Mater by Rita Mae Brown: Review
‘Alone’ by E.A. Poe: Poem
‘The Altar of the Dead’ by Henry James: Review;   Quotes
Alva and Irva by Edward Carey: Quotes
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon: Review
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis: Review
American Virgin by Steven Seagle: Review
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strouf: Review
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton: Quotes
Another Planet by Elinor Burkett: Review
Anthem by Ayn Rand: Quotes
The Art of Fiction by David Lodge: Review   Quotes
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner: Quotes
‘Art of Killing—the Literary Merits of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac’   by Joel T. Terranova: Quotes
The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene: Quotes
The Art of War by Sun-Tzu (Thomas Cleary): Quotes
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes: Review
As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg: Review
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster: Quotes
‘The Assignation’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
‘The Assignation’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Claire Morrall: Review
The Asylum by Patrick McGrath: Review
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn: Review   Quotes
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith: Review
Atonement by Ian McEwan: Review Quotes 
‘The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table’ by Oliver Wendell Holmes: Quote
Autumn of the Phantoms by Yasmina Khadra: Review


Bachelor Brothers’ Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson: Quotes
Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill: Review ; Quotes
‘The Balloon-Hoax’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Baloney Detection’ by Michael Shermer: Quotes
Banvard’s Folly by Paul Collins: Quotes
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison: Review
Batman: Nevermore by Len Wein and Guy Davis: Review
Baudelaire on Poe: Critical Papers trans and ed by Lois and Francis Hyslop: Quotes
Before the Frost by Henning Mankell: Review
‘Before the Law’ by Franz Kafka: Notes
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson: Review
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: Review   Quotes
Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov: Review ; Quotes
‘Berenice’ by E.A. Poe:   Quotes
Best European Fiction 2015: Review
Between Women by Sharon Marcus: Quotes
Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche: Quotes
The Bibliognost’s Handbook by Ben Schott: Quotes
Bill Bryson’s African Diary by Bill Bryson: Review
‘Birds’ by Anna Djorup: Quotes
A Bit on the Side by William Trevor: Review
‘The Black Cat’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Black Chalk by Christopher J Yates: Review
Black Fairy Tale by Otsuichi: Review ; Quotes
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell: Review
Bleak House by Charles Dickens: Review
Bless Your Heart, Tramp! by Celia Rivenbark: Review
‘The Blind Man’ by D.H. Lawrence: Review   Quotes
‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield: Quotes
Blood: Misc Info
Blood Spatter Analysis: Information
Bluestockings: Misc Info
The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette by William Hansen: Review
The Bone People by Keri Hulme: Quotes
Bonk by Mary Roach: Quotes
The Book of Revelation by Rupert Thomson: Review
‘The Book-Bag’ by William Somerset Maugham: Quotes
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler: Review
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Review
Bookaholism: Quotes
Booked to Die by John Dunning: Review
The Bookman’s Wake by John Dunning: Review
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald: Review
Boston Marriages and Romantic Friendships from Wikipedia: Quotes
Boston Marriages by Esther Rothblum and Kathleen A. Brehony: Quotes
The Bostonians by Henry James: Quotes
The Box by Gunter Grass: Review
The Brain: Misc Info
The Breaker by Minette Walters: Review
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier: Review
Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich: Quotes
Britain: Culture Smart! by Paul Norbury: Quotes
British or American English by John Algeo: Quote
British Gothic Cinema by Barry Forshaw: Review
Burning Marguerite by Elizabeth Inness-Brown: Review
‘The Business Man’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes


The Cabin in the Woods by Tim Lebbon: Review
‘Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book’ by M.R. James: Quotes
‘Caring for Your Introvert’ by Jonathan Rausch: Full Article
‘Carmilla’ by Sheridan le Fanu: Quotes
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson: Review ; Quotes
‘The Cask of Amontillado’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Casting the Runes by M.R. James: Quotes
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole: Quotes
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes
The Catastrophist by Lawrence Douglas: Quotes
Celebrity Chekhov by Ben Greenman: Review
The Celibacy Club by Janice Eudice: Review
Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte Leautremont: Quotes
Charles Addams’ Comics: Comics
‘Charon’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
Chicagoland Detective Agency 1: Drained Brains Caper by Trina Robbins: Review
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley: Review Quotes
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte: Review
Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce: Quotes
‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una’: Quotes
Coma: Misc Info
Come Together by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd: Review
Commonplacing: Misc Info
Complications by Atul Gawande: Review
Compulsion by Meyer Levin: Quotes
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole: Quotes
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer: Review
Convent Girls edited by Jackie Bennett: Review
‘The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion’ by E.A. Poe: Quote
Conversations with Spirits by E.O. Higgins: Review
‘Count Magnus’ by M.R. James: Quotes
The Court of Cacus or the Story of Burke and Hare by Alexander Leighton: Quotes
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym: Quotes
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski: Quotes
Criminology Statistics: Quotes
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins: Reviews
‘The Cross of Snow’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem
‘Crow’s Nerve Fails’ by Ted Hughes: Poem
Crush by Jane Futcher: Review
The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen: Review ; Quotes
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon: Review


Damage by Josephine Hart: Review
Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine Dettwyler: Review
Darkness Visible by William Styron: Review   Quotes
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay: Quotes
Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William Maples: Review Quotes
The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter: Review , Quotes
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay: Review Quotes
‘Death and Odysseus’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
‘Death and the Orange’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
‘A Death of One’s Own’ by Vanessa Grigoriadia: Quotes
‘The Death Bed’ by Siegfried Sassoon: Poem
Death Note by Ohba: Review
Deep Shell by Paddy Kelly: Review
The Defence by Vladimir Nabokov: Review ; Quotes
‘The Demise of Engineer G.’ by Rein Raud [Best European Fiction 2015] : Quotes
Depths by Henning Mankell: Quotes
Depraved by Harold Schechter: Quotes
‘A Descent into the Maelstrom’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Description of a Struggle’ by Franz Kafka: Notes   Quotes
Despair by Vladimir Nabokov: Review ; Quotes
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay: Review   Quotes
‘The Devil and Tom Walker’ by Washington Irving: Review ;
Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig: Review ; Quotes
The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth: Review
The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce: Quotes
The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley: Quotes
Devlin by Michael Hibbard: Review
‘The Diary of Mr Poynter’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Diary of a Seducer by Soren Kierkegaard: Quotes
The Digested Read by John Crace: Review
Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin: Review
The Divine Economy of Salvation by Pricila Uppal: Review
The Diviner’s Tale by Bradford Morrow: Review
‘A Dog’s Fate or The Diversion of Armin P.’ by Simon Deckert: Quotes
‘The Domain of Arnheim’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris: Quotes
‘Dubious’ by Vikram Seth: Poem
‘The Duc du L’Omelette’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Dungeness’ by Edy Poppy: Quotes
‘Dust of Snow’ by Robert Frost: Poem


Easter Rising by Michael Patrick MacDonald: Review
Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss: Quotes
The Edgar Allan Poe Scrapbook edited by Peter Haining: Review
Edward Gorey Comics: Quotes and Notes
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery: Review   Quotes
‘Eleonora’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Emily Dickinson Poetry: Poems
Emily Stone by Anne Redmon: Review
Emotion by Dylan Evans: Quotes
The Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris: Review ;   Quotes
‘The Empty House’ by Algernon Blackwood: Quotes
The Enchanter by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Review
English is Tough Stuff: Poem
Erotic Refugees by Paddy Kelly: Review
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer: Review
Everything Will Be All Right by Tessa Hadley: Quotes
Evil Overlord List: List
Evil Summer by John Theodore: Quotes
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym: Review ; Quotes
‘The Exiles’ by Ray Bradbury: Review Quotes
Existentialism: Misc Quotes
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction: Quotes
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: Review
The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde: Review 


Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell: Quotes
The Fall of the House of Usher by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘The Fear of Europe’ by Enrique Vila-Matas [From Best European Fiction 2015] : Quotes
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter: Review
Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik: Quotes
Finding Darwin’s God by Kenneth R. Miller: Review Quotes
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith: Review
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters: Review
The Finishing School by Muriel Spark: Review
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte: Review
Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire: Selections
The Forgers by Bradford Morrow: Review Quotes
‘The Fox’ by D.H. Lawrence: Review
The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins: Review
F*ck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John S. Parkin: Review
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: Review
Future Files by Richard Watson: Review ; Quotes
Future Minds by  Richard Watson: Review ; Quotes


‘G-text’ by Razvan Petrescu: Quotes
‘The Garden of Allah’ by Don Henley: Lyrics
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers: Review ; Quotes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos: Quotes
Get Anyone to Do Anything by David J. Lieberman: Quotes
Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden: Review
Ghost Story by Peter Straub: Review ; Quotes
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood: Review
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell: Review
The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist: Review Quotes
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: Review
Glory by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
God Save the Queen by Mike Cary: Review
Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter: Quotes
‘The Gold-Bug’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Goodnight Steven McQueen by Louise Wener: Review
Goth by Otsuichi: Review ; Quotes
The Goth Bible by Nancy Kilpatrick: Review   Quotes
Gracefully Insane by Alex Beam: Review ; Quotes
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: Quotes
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon: Review ; Quotes
‘Green Tea’ by Sheridan le Fanu: Quotes
Greetings from Hellville by Thomas Ott: Review
Griped [Extracts] by Tuomas Kyro (translated by  ) [from Best European Fiction 2015] : Quotes
‘The Guest’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes


Halloween Poetry: Poems
The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood: Quotes
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger: Review
Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins: Review ; Quotes
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky:  Quotes
The Haunted Looking Glass edited by Edward Gorey: Review
Hawthorne Effect: Quote
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers: Review Quotes
Hell with the Lid Taken Off: River of Mud by Lee Adam Herold: Review ; Quotes
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Copeland: Review
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby: Review
A History of Celibacy by Elizabeth Abbott: Review
The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford: Quotes
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Review ; Quotes
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham: Review ; Quote
‘Hop-Frog’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Horrorday’ by Martin Amis: Quotes
A House to Let by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskill and Adelaide Anne Procter: Quotes
The Hours by Michael Cunningham: Review
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson: Review
How I Became Stupid by Martin Page: Review ; Quotes
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton:  Review
‘How to Detect Fallacious Arguments’ by Michael Shermer: Quotes
How to Dissolve a Human Body: Information
‘How to Identify and Nurture Young Writers’ by James Michener: Quotes
How to Pick Locks: Information
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster: Quotes
How to Sharpen Knives: Information
The Hum Bug by Harold Schechter: Review
The Human Predator by Katherine Ramsland: Quotes


I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith: Review
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho: Review
I Know You’re Out There by Michael Beaumier: Quotes
I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson: Review
I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You by Roger Pearman, et al: Review ; Quotes
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov: Quotes
The Ice House by Minette Walters: Review
The Iliad: Quotes
Immortal Memories by Michael Hibbard: Review
‘The Imp of the Perverse’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘An Imperial Message’ by Franz Kafka: Notes
‘The Importance of Childhood’ by Joyce Carol Oates: Quotes
Impression Management: Quotes
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson: Review
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: Review
In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John Marzluff: Quotes
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch: Review
‘The Infernal Desire Machines of Angela Carter’ by Jeff VanderMeer: Review ; Quotes
The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle: Review
Inseparable by Emma Donoghue: Review Quotes
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Banks: Review
Instances of the Number Three by Salley Vickers: Review
The Interpretation of Murder by Jeb Rubenfeld: Review
In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Scott Fuqua, Steven Parke and Stephen John Phillips: Review
Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner: Review
‘The Invisible Man’ by G.K. Chesterton: Review
Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov: Review Quotes
‘Island of the Fay’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘It’s Me!’ by Ekaterina Togonidze: Quotes
‘Its Enclosure’ by Wordsworth: Poem


Jean-Christophe Volume 1 by Romain Rolland: Quotes
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard: Quotes
Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell: Review   Quotes


Kafka: A Very Short Introduction: Review Quotes
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov: Review Quotes
Kissing Jessica Stein Monologue: Jessica’s Monologue


The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler: Review Quotes
‘The Landscape Garden’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Lapham’s Quarterly: Death Issue: Quotes   Review
Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov: Review Quotes
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ by Washington Irving: Review
‘Leila’ by Nelly Rosaria: Quotes
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke: Quotes
Librarians [Readerville article] : Quotes
Lifeguarding by Catherine McCall: Review
Lifted by the Great Nothing by Karim Dimechkie: Review
Literature Abuse: Quotes
The Little Book of Neuroses by Michael Thomas Ford: Review
Little Children by Tom Perotta: Quotes
‘The Little City’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt: Review Quotes
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters: Quotes
The Lobotomist by Jack El-Hai: Quotes
Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez: Review
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner: Quotes
Look at the Harlequins by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
‘Looking for the Spark’ by Joanna Trollope: Quotes
‘Loss of Breath’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Lost Hearts’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde: Review
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo: Quotes
‘Lullaby’ by W.H. Auden: Poem
Lying Awake by Marc Salzman: Review


Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Quotes
Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs: Review
‘The Man of the House’ by Ethel Colburn Mayne: Quotes
The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey: Review
‘The Man That was Used Up’ by E.A Poe: Quotes
‘The Man Who Missed Trains’ by Diego Marani: Quote
‘Martin’s Close’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Mary by Vladimir Nabokov: Review Quotes
Mary George of Allnorthover by Lavinia Greenlaw: Review   Quote
‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
The Match Girl and the Heiress by Seth Koven: Review   Quotes
A Meddler and Her Murder by Joyce Porter: Review
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Review   Quotes
‘Mellonta Tauta’ by E.A.Poe: Quotes
Melymbrosia by Virginia Woolf: Quotes
‘Men see that’ poem by William Motherwell: Poem
The Mentor by Sebastian Stuart : Quotes
‘Mesmeric Revelation’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘The Metamorphosis’ by Kafka: Quotes
‘Mezzo Cammin’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem
‘The Mezzotint’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford: Quotes
The Monk: Review
Monster: Oil on Canvas by Dmitry Zlotsky: Review
‘Morella’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance’ by M.R. James: Quotes
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin: Review
Mr Phillips by John Lancaster: Review
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: Review
‘MS Found in a Bottle’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
The Mummy at the Dining Room Table by Jeffrey Kotler: Review
Murder Being Done Once by Ruth Rendell: Review
‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinseon by Alfred Habegger: Review ;   Quotes
My American Unhappiness by Dean Bakapoulos: Review ; Quotes
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon: Review ; Quotes
‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Mystics, Mavericks and Merrymakers by Stephanie Levine: Review


Naked by David Sedaris: Quotes
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco: Review Quotes
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson: Review ; Quotes
Never Be Lied to Again by David J. Lieberman: Quote
‘Never Bet the Devil Your Head’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Nevermore’ by E.A. Poe: Poem
Nevermore by Harold Schechter: Quotes
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: Review
The New Gothic [Intro] by Bradford Morrow & Patrick McGrath: Quote
The New Sins by David Byrne: Quotes
‘Night’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem
The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin: Review
‘Night Scene’ by Paul Verlaine: Poem
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters: Review
The Nightingale Papers by David Nokes: Review   Quotes
Nihilism: Misc Quotes
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers: Review Quotes
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen: Review
The Nirvana Plague by Gary Glass: Review ; Author Interview ; Quotes
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym: Review ; Quotes
The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon: Quotes
Not Even Wrong by Paul Collins: Review ; Quotes
Not in Kansas Anymore by Christine Wicker: Quotes
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson: Review
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevski: Quotes
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller: Quotes
A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse: Quotes
‘Number 13’ by M.R. James: Quotes


Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgrim: Review ; Quotes
‘The Oblong Box’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Odd Deaths: List
‘Ode and Germinations’ by Pablo Neruda: Poem
Off Camera by Ted Koppel: Review
Oh, Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet: Quotes
‘Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’ by M.R. James: Quotes
‘Old English Poetry’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
The Old Limey by H.W. Crocker: Quotes
‘Ollala’ by Robert Louis Stevenson: Quotes
On Agate Hill by Lee Smith: Review
One’s Company by Barbara Holland: Review
Only Begotten by Gary Glass: Review
The Only Bush I Trust is My Own by Periel Aschenbrand: Review
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman: Review ; Quotes
Other Girls by Diane Ayres: Review
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas: Review
Outline of My Lover by Douglas Martin: Review
‘The Oval Portrait’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Ovando’ by Jamaica Kincaide: Quotes
Over 50 Singles Night by Ellyn Bache: Review
The Oxford Handbook of Criminology: Quotes
The Oxford History of Britain by Kenneth O. Morgan: Quotes
The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez: Review
Oxford Studies in Modern European Culture: The Papin Sisters by Rachel Edwards and Keith Reader: Quotes
‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poem
‘Ozymandias’ by Horace Smith: Poem


The Package Included Murder by Joyce Porter: Review
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach: Quotes
Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg: Review
Parker & Hulme: A Lesbian View by Julie Glamuzina and Alison Laurie: Quotes
Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller: Review
Pedro and Me by Judd Winick: Review
Perfume by Patrick Suskind: Quotes
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steve Chbosky: Review
Petropolis by Anya Ulinich: Quotes
The Philosopher’s Demise by Richard Watson: Review
‘The Philosophy of Furniture’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
The Photograph by Penelope Fitzgerald: Quotes
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: Review
Pinkerton’s Sister by Peter Rushforth: Review ; Quotes
Piranha to Scurvy by Ruth Rendell: Review
Plan B by Anne Lamott: Review
The Platform of Time by Rosenbaum and Virginia Woolf: Quotes
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
‘Poe Posthumous’ by Joyce Carol Oates: Review Quotes
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl: Quotes
Poison Elves: Sanctuary by Drew Davis: Review
Poisonous Plants: Information
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby: Review
Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth: Review
The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Gray: Review
Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith: Review
‘The Prayer of the Flowers’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith: Quotes
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark: Review ; Quotes
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli: Quotes
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy: Review
‘Psycho Killer’ by David Byrne: Lyrics
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson: Quotes
Pure by Rebbecca Ray: Review
Purity by Douglas Clegg: Review ; Quotes
‘The Purloined Letter’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes


Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey: Review ; Quotes
Queenan Country by Joe Queenan: Quote
The Quincunx by Michael Palliser: Review ; Quotes


The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen: Review ; Quotes
‘The Raft Builders’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
Rameau’s Niece by Cathleen Schine: Review
Rare Beasts by Charles Ogden: Review
A Reader’s Manifesto by B.R. Myers: Review
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose: Quotes
Readings by Michael Dirda: Review   Quote
‘The Real Depression Story’ by Peter D. Kramer: Quotes
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov: Quotes
The Realm of Possibility by David Leviathan: Review
‘The Residence at Whitminster’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams: Review
The River King by Alice Hoffman: Review
The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle: Quotes
‘Romantic Friendships: So, Are You Two Together?’: Quotes
‘The Room in the Dragon Volant’ by Sheridan le Fanu: Quotes
‘The Room in the Tower’ by E.F. Benson: Quotes
‘The Rose Garden’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea: Review
The Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska: Review
Ruined by Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz: Quotes
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis: Review
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs: Review


S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst: Quotes   Review
Sailing the Wine Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill: Review
Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World by Alex Giannini & Abigail Larson: Review
Saturday by Ian McEwan: Review ; Quotes
The School for Supervillains by Louie Stowall: Review
The Sea and the Silence by Peter Cunningham: Review
‘The Second Coming’ by William Butler Yeats: Poem
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir: Quotes
The Secret History by Donna Tartt: Review ; Quotes
The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde by Neill McKenna: Review ; Quotes
‘The Secret Sharer’ by Joseph Conrad: Notes Review   Quotes
‘The Seduction of the Text’ by Francine du Plessix Gray: Quotes
‘Seldom’ by Zdravka Evtimova [Best European Fiction 2015] : Quotes
Self-Made Man by Nora Vincent: Review
The Serial Killer Files by Harold Schechter: Review ; Quotes
Serial Killers: Misc Info
Sex with the Queen by Eleanor Herman: Quotes
‘Seven Wives, Seven Prisons’ by L.A. Abbott: Quotes
The Shape of Snakes by Minette Walters: Review
She’s Such a Geek edited by Annalee Newitz & Charlie Anders: Quotes
‘The Shout’ by Robert Graves: Quotes
Sickened by Julie Gregory: Review
The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Review ; Quotes
The Sign of the Book by John Dunning: Quotes
‘Silence, a Fable’ by E.A. Poe: Entire Story
‘The Silence of a Man Alone’ by Jorge Marmelo: Quotes
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris: Review
The Silent Twins by Marjorie Wallace: Review   Quotes
‘Sister, My Sister’ by Wendy Kesselman: Review
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Wolpert: Review Quotes
Sixpence House by Paul Collins: Review
Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut: Review Quotes
Slow News Day by Andi Watson: Review
Small Island by Andrea Levy: Review
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty: Review
Smothered Dolls by A.J. Morlan: Review
Snobs by Julian Fellowes: Review
Snow by Orhan Pamuk: Quotes
So Many Books by Gabriel Zaid: Review ; Quotes
The Society of Others by William Nicholson: Review Quotes
Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout: Review
‘Somavox’ by Christopher Meredith: Quote
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde: Review
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury: Quotes
‘The Songless Country’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
The Sophie Horowitz Story by Sarah Schulman: Review
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner: Review
Southern Ladies and Gentlemen by Florence King: Quotes
Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham: Quotes
‘Spellbound’ by Emily Bronte: Poem
‘The Sphinx’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Spinoza’s Dictum: Definition
‘Spider Baby’ by Fantomas: Lyrics
Spiderweb by Penelope Lively: Fiction
Spook by Mary Roach: Review
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon: Review
‘The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral’ by M.R. James: Quotes
Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck: Review
Still Life by Melissa Milgrom: Review
‘Stir the fire till it lowe’ poem by George Croly: Poem
Stoicism: Misc Quotes
The Stranger by Albert Camus: Quotes
Stranger Than Fiction by Chuck Palahnuik: Review
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith: Quotes
Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse: Review
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Review ; Quotes
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert: Review
Successful Non-Verbal Communication: Quotes
The Suicide Club by Robert Louis Stevenson: Review
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky: Quotes
Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse by Otsuichi: Review ; Quotes
Sway by Brafman and Brafman: Quotes


T for Trespass by Sue Grafton: Quotes
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss: Review
‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
The Tender Land by Kathleen Finneran: Review
The Terror: A Mystery by Arthur Machen: Review Quotes
Thank You for Not Reading by Dubravka Ugresic: Quotes
Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin: Review
That’s Why They’re in Cages, People! by Joel Kelly: Review
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington: Review
Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin: Quotes
Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell: Review
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: Quotes
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell: Quotes
The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark by Christopher Meades: Review
‘The Three Impostors’ by Arthur Machen: Quote
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll: Review ; Quote
‘Time and the Tradesman’ by Lord Dunsany: Notes
The Time Keeper by Kevin Cropp: Review
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass: Review ; Quotes
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters: Review
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare: Quotes
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Review
Tom Bedlam by George Hagen: Quotes
‘The Tomb’ by H.P.Lovecraft: Quotes
Toothpaste for Dinner by Drew: Review
‘The Tractate Middoth’ by M.R. James: Quotes
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe: Review ; Quotes
‘The Treasure of Abbott Thomas’ by M.R. James: Quotes
The Trial by Kafka: Quotes
The Trial of True Love by William Nicholson: Review  [ another review ]; Quotes
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman: Review
‘True Milk’ by Aixa de la Cruz: Quotes
Turbulent Souls by Stephen Dubner: Review


The Ugly Renaissance by Alexander Lee: Quotes
An Underground Education by Richard Zacks: Review
The Underminer by Mike Albo: Review
The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch: Review ; Quotes
Unholy Loves by Joyce Carol Oates: Quotes
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch: Review
‘The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaal’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘The Unpasturable Fields’ by Lord Dunsany: Note
The Unquiet Grave by Cyril Connolley: Quotes
The Untouchable by John Banville: Quotes
Unusual Deaths: List
Unveiled by Cheryl Reed: Review
The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships by Temple Grandin: Quotes
An Utterly Impartial History of Britain by John O’Farrell: Quotes


The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler: Review
Vano & Niko by Erlom Akhvlediani: Review ; Quotes
Vathek (The History of Caliph Vathek) by William Beckford: Quotes
Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: Review ; Quotes
Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho: Review
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins: Review ; Quotes
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides: Review
‘Von Kempelen and His Discovery’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
Voyage to the End of the Room by Tibor Fischer: Review ; Quotes


Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales by Christian Baloga: Review
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson: Review
Walking on Glass by Iain Banks: Review
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks: Review
The Waste-Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Quotes
Watching the English by Kate Fox: Review ; Quotes
The Water Room by Christopher Fowler: Quotes
‘Wedding Preparations in the Country’ by Kafka: Review Quotes
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley: Review , comparison of the film and novel
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde: Review
‘The Wendigo’ by Algernon Blackwood: Quotes
What I Found Out About Her by Peter LaSalle: Review ; Quotes
‘What the Dying Heart Says’ by John Toomey: Quotes
What’s Your Type of Career? by Donna Dunning: Review
Whiteout by Greg Rucka: Review
Who the Heck is Sylvia? by Joyce Porter: Quotes
‘William Wilson’ by E.A. Poe: Quotes
‘Wind and Fog’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami: Quotes
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman: Review
The Witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin: Quotes
With a Woman’s Voice by Lucy Daniels: Review
With Charity Toward None by Florence King: Review
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon: Review   Quotes
‘The Workman’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
‘Worlds from the Word’s End’ by Joanna Walsh [Best European Fiction 2015] : Quotes
‘The Worm and the Angel’ by Lord Dunsany: Quotes
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: Review
The Writing Life edited by Marie Arana: Quotes


Yellow by Janni Visman: Review
‘Young Goodman Brown’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Review
‘Yuko’ by Otsuichi: Review

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