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Enuffsenuffsenuff Thu 01-Mar-18 23:10:34

Does anyone have any recommendations for this genre? Especially if they're more recent publications! I recently read Soil and loved it, looking for more in that vein. Thanks smile

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tripfiction Fri 02-Mar-18 20:18:55

Try perhaps Bayou Born and Bayou Bound by Linda Joyce, otherwise some more books on this link: Hope you find something you like!

Snowqueeny75 Sat 03-Mar-18 08:47:29

Is We Have Always Lived in the Castle considered Southern Gothic? Really pleased to be educated on this subject?

Just auto corrected to Southend Gothic, hmm an interesting new genre... grin

SatsukiKusakabe Sat 03-Mar-18 09:02:31

My references for this are all more classic - Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is more recent (not recent recent!), that might fit.

Enuffsenuffsenuff Sat 03-Mar-18 11:32:43

Thank you for the recommendations! Going on a book shop scout this afternoon smile

Also very interested in the potential in Southend gothic grin

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DancesWithOtters Sat 03-Mar-18 11:37:16

Have you seen the film Jessabelle? Creepy yet hilarious.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 03-Mar-18 11:50:57

In crime fiction-Daniel Woodrell, the Hap and Leonard series by joe Lansdale, some James Sallis (though he's not really southern) Angelheart I really liked (was a film with Mickey rourke)

Piggywaspushed Sun 04-Mar-18 18:40:57

God Of Small Things, whilst Indian, has been said to be influenced by the Southern Gothic.

You could read plays like Streetcar.

Donna Tartt's Little Friend was v southern Gothic iirc.

Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward : I hated it as I found it too too grim. But others have raved about her.

LassWiADelicateAir Sun 11-Mar-18 00:11:32

Might be out of print but Richard Marius' An affair of Honour, After the War and The Coming of Rain
They are a very loose trilogy spanning many years but are standalone novels.

BeastInView Sun 11-Mar-18 00:13:22

Donna Tartt's Little Friend was v southern Gothic iirc

It was. But a real letdown of a book.

LassWiADelicateAir Sun 11-Mar-18 00:14:43

George R R Martin's Fever Dream. Southern gothic vampires on Mississippi steam boats.

LassWiADelicateAir Sun 11-Mar-18 00:15:26

Donna Tartt's Little Friend was v southern Gothic iirc

It was. But a real letdown of a book

It was indeed.

BeastInView Sun 11-Mar-18 00:18:34

It's set in Canada so can't be described as Southern Gothic (although the vibe is certainly dark and gothic) but geographic location aside Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie McDonald might fit the bill.

LassWiADelicateAir Sun 11-Mar-18 00:45:46

Oh gosh I wept buckets at that book and even more at The Way the Crow Flies

BeastInView Sun 11-Mar-18 01:01:57

I'm still so emotionally wrung out from Fall On Your Knees that I haven't tried any of her other books yet grin

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sun 11-Mar-18 09:54:56

Oh yes forgot about Fevre Dream, read it when it first came out (gulp) about 30 years ago. If you're going horror, you can't beat Interview with a Vampire.

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