Book of the Week: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau.

This is a pre-order special; I liked Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s MEXICAN GOTHIC a good deal, and I’m looking forward to The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. It looks like a fun 19th century gothic exercise involving passion and monsters, and I’m there for that sort of thing. Lord knows it can’t be more preachy than the original, either. H.G. Wells was never one to let story get in the way of a good, solid polemic…


Book of the Week: Mexican Gothic.

I’ve been meaning to read Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic for a while now, and I can say that it’s living up to the title. It is definitely Mexican, and very nicely Gothic. I suppose that there’s probably some metaphor or something involving society lurking under the surface somewhere, but honestly it’s mostly about a plucky heroine dealing with a dilapidated house that’s filled with strange people. So, you know: gothic. #commissionearned

Book of the Week: Certain Dark Things.

It’s weird: Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican vampire novel Certain Dark Things has been on my Kindle for over a year, only I never got into it.  Which is weird because: Mexican vampires.  This is the sort of thing that I would read.  And now I have gotten into it, and it’s all about Mexico City and different kinds of vampires and the drug trade and yeah, this is pretty good stuff. It could be ported into a Night’s Black Agents campaign, which is why I got reminded of the book in the first place.