Review: The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction

The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction by W J Renehan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Renehan provides a concise and clear discussion of horror and how it works. Drawing upon some of the greatest horror fiction and films as well as some of the best scholarship, he hits upon the major facets of horror. It's certainly a text I would consider for the next time I teach a horror-based course as it's brief but hits the major points that are worth noting about narrative that uses horror. It's a book I would recommend for anyone who doesn't get horror because Renehan breaks down the ideas that have long upheld horror into nice neat chapters.

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