Vaguely Definitive Surreal Endings

Posted on 5th September 2011 in Blog

Passionate discussion and debate, isn’t that what it’s all about? When a tweet popped up this afternoon as regards a topic close to my heart – horror literature – I couldn’t resist being pulled in to read a blog post or two from some fellow book reviewers’ sites. What follows is my own, arguably vague Monday-afternoon rambling about those things lurking toward the back pages of books.

It’s a question of endings, you see? The issue raised in the post by Speculative Scotsman’s Niall Alexander, in reply to Nathaniel Katz’s recent review of The Ritual was effectively one of potential dissatisfaction with the endings of certain horror novels, and raised a question of options used in the culminations of various dread fiction. Click here to read more.. »