Gothic Book Club with John Palisano

9:30 p.m.


Like noir, like horror, like romance, Gothic cuts right to a specific feeling – or maybe a knot of feelings. It could be old or it could be fresh off the presses, you know it when it hits you, and you settle back into your doom buggy, eyes wide open… and wait.



We’ve covered three foundational gothic stories plus Daphne du Maurier, and it’s time for a little Southern Gothic. If you’ve been watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix – based on Shirley Jackson’s novel – you’ll know the dark-n-tasty treat you’re in for with Jackson’s last novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle: spooky house, a twisted family, mysterious deaths, and magical protections that may or may not work – just in time for Thanksgiving.

(Please note: we meet after hours – so no ‘fraidy cats.)





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 this link right here – OR just come in to the store and look for our book club display, near the book tunnel. (The on-line option will shut down a week before the event, but that does not mean we are sold out.)

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