Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pelted in New Cement and Paving (China Miéville, ‘Reports of Certain Events in London’)

A factor which has always benefitted the fictional document genre is verisimilitude; if a work of fiction is shaped to not seem like fiction and instead as something you feel you could virtually hold in real-life, this creates multiple effects … Continue reading

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Exceedingly cold, almost icy (Robert Aickman, ‘Pages From a Young Girl’s Journal’)

Peter Straub said of Robert Aickman‘s fiction that “to put such strange things on paper was a valiant act of self-acceptance”. With such a compliment, we can understand that Aickman’s stories must convey some kind of honesty within them, even … Continue reading

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