Book Review: American Gothic Tales by Joyce Carol Oates (editor)

Short review. This first appeared on my Goodreads account.

This is an interesting set of short stories, mildly “gothic” in the sense of having a bit of dark mystery/horror. The choices of stories are mixed. Some are very well done, some are obvious, some just don’t fit. What makes this interesting is the timeline progression. The authors are from early 1800s to almost present.

As always, I am “amused” that so many stories have what is a fantasy, or science-fiction, twist and yet “my” genre always gets a bad rap.

Worth the read, but not worth buying.

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