Category: Ghost story

Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Abraham Lincoln spends a night in his son’s tomb, a place populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead. ◉ “Told through footnoted attribution derived from various texts, speeches or dialogue, Lincoln In The Bardo can be difficult…

Wake – Elizabeth Knox

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo One sunny spring morning the Tasman Bay settlement of Kahukura is overwhelmed by a mysterious mass insanity. A handful of survivors find themselves cut off from the world, and surrounded by the dead. ➤ “The horror scenes at…

The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A gothic ghost story from 1898 set around an old English house and the governess who comes to take care of the motherless children. ✎ “Spine-chilling and riveting from the outset. There were so many possible outcomes and I…

The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A 2009 gothic novel set in 1940s England. The local doctor, Dr Faraday makes friends with an old gentry family of declining fortunes who live in a dilapidated and haunted mansion. ❖ “The re-read is even more riveting than the first and I thought I might pick…

The Vintner’s Luck – Elizabeth Knox

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine The unorthodox story of a French winemaker and his homosexual love affair with an angel.  ❚ “This is not just a phenomenal love story, it is a beautiful work of art, totally outside of the square and completely riveting. Despite it’s far-fetched plot, it…