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Gothic Book Club with John Palisano

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The Last Bookstore

453 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Ye olde Gothic worms its way into many genres and art forms, from horror to architecture to shoes. The books - old and new - have a lasting allure. Everlasting.

Last month, at the end of the meeting, we fell into a quandry: is Charles Dickens gothic? Well, there might not be one definitive answer, so we will do what book clubs do: read and discuss. In The Haunted House, Charles Dickens assembles his crew - amongst them no less than Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins - for a jaunt into the supernatural. He poses the question on Christmas Eve: "Is this house haunted?" and off they go with 8 stories unraveling a question many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another.

(Please note: we meet after hours - so no 'fraidy cats.)

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All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book, snacks/bevs, and a dedicated moderator - to keep the discussion on track! All clubs meet at The Last Bookstore.

You can get your ticket (we'll ship the book to you!) at the link on this page - OR just come in to the store and look for our book club display, near the book tunnel. (Remember: you need time to read the book, so get your ticket sooner rather than later.)

If you choose the on-line option (the one with shipping), please send a mailing addy to larkin.lastbookstore@gmail.com



Author John Palisano has a pair of books with Samhain Publishing, DUST OF THE DEAD, and GHOST HEART. NERVES is available through Bad Moon. STARLIGHT DRIVE: FOUR HALLOWEEN TALES was released in time for Halloween, and his first short fiction collection ALL THAT WITHERS is available from Cycatrix press, celebrating over a decade of short story highlights. NIGHT OF 1,000 BEASTS is now available.

He won the Bram Stoker Award© in short fiction in 2016 for “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”. More short stories have appeared in anthologies from Cemetery Dance, PS Publishing, Independent Legions, DarkFuse, Crystal Lake, Terror Tales, Lovecraft eZine, Horror Library, Bizarro Pulp, Written Backwards, Dark Continents, Big Time Books, McFarland Press, Darkscribe, Dark House, Omnium Gatherum, and more.

Non-fiction pieces have appeared in BLUMHOUSE, FANGORIA and DARK DISCOVERIES magazines.

He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association.

Say ‘hi’ at: www.johnpalisano.com

and http://www.amazon.com/author/johnpalisano

and www.facebook.com/johnpalisano

and www.twitter.com/johnpalisano

cover of The Haunted House, featuring an eathereal, female form whisping across the page... like a ghost

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