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Here are two quick recommendations of works I recently finished that are perfect for the season.
* Book rec:
A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby (2016), historical/mystery/horror/fantasy YA. What a beautiful, haunting story! My review is here.
* Netflix streaming rec:
Glitch. This is the Australian version of France's take on "the dead are back," The Returned (which I also love), but a unique enough spin to make this its own separate animal. The first season has six episodes (binge-able!) and the second season is in production now. Great writing. Intriguing and poignant.

On to the countdown...

While we were at Worldcon in August, my fantastic mother picked up for me a beautiful picture book, saying that it "looked like me" (which I take as a huge compliment). It's a gorgeous, Gothic story, both spooky and heartwarming, and I can't recommend it enough: The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone.

As it turns out, the picture book is based on an equally gorgeous short film. I present to you The Lady ParaNorma.


Oct. 27th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
Another recommendation (assuming I haven't told you about it before) is Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. If nothing else, it has this absolutely brilliant first episode done in the style of Rashomon. For those not familiar with Rashomon, here's the basic framework. A series of events are recounted by multiple characters, but none of the accounts will match up. Some differences will be blatant, while others will be subtle. The thing about this episode is that in both recountings, the characters' actions and words are identical. However, the second time around we get a clearer view of the supernatural tomfoolery going on. This results in the actions and words of the characters take on a different meaning the second time around.
Oct. 29th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I don't believe you've told me about this one before. Thanks so much! *is excited*