Wednesday, March 2, 2016

So, You Saw The Witch...

So you heeded my advice and saw The Witch, but where do you go from there? Trey made a blog post about the movie here, which includes a dandy link to the New York Public Library's reading list for the movie. But what if you want more fiction in that vein? 

I'm here to help.

If you liked the mounting dread that accompanied the distrust and paranoia among the family in The Witch, check out Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown."

If you enjoyed the theme of complicity in The Witch, check out Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the Witch.

If the violence simmering underneath the Puritan beliefs at the heart of The Witch excited you, go buy Daniel Mills's Revenants. (No free read on this one unless you have a Kindle.)

If you want a view back at the haunting legacy of the colonial era, Lovecraft's "The Dreams in the Witch House" should be your first stop.