Maddie’s bizarre book club 3 (including a helpful handbook for the disturbed mind)

Madeleine Swann

Gutten morgan! Welcome one and all to another bizarre book club. Here be monsters and probably some sort of squishy things that will hurt your face.

1. Number one is Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by Michael Arnzen. You need it, you know you do.

Probably not for the easily shockable (but if that’s you, why on earth are you following this blog?!) it’s packed with character and story ideas or scenario suggestions of the kind that are rare. It’s good, and made me feel oddly comforted to know that it existed.

2. Unbearables by Various (Autonomedia). I managed to pick this up in a charity shop for a couple of quid, which was lucky because I couldn’t find this on amazon or anywhere for you, but it is available on the publisher’s site. They seem to be a group of writers from the mid-nineties who specialised in personal stories that weave dreamlike and Virginia…

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