The third Tuesday of the month is upon us, and the things that go “bump” in the night are starting to bump harder and with greater alacrity. All the cemetery things have begun oozing out of their crypts to turn our fair city into Bummersville, USA – population: us. Luckily, one book club is fighting back. The Nightmare Factory is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the cafe at BookPeople to battle the evil that would stop at nothing to seriously gross us out. Join the resistance! Grab your copy of Blood Oranges by Caitlín R. Kiernan (writing as Kathleen Tierney), hop in the Dragula of your choice, and peel rubber down to your favorite bookstore to shout right back at the devils.
They say that, into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer. Siobhan Quinn is not the chosen one. She isn’t pert or wholesome, but she is way deadly.
A junkie with the habit of finding herself in the way of the supernatural, Quinn has the misfortune of fighting a werewolf and a vampire in the same dope-sick night…and losing both tussles. Now, as a forbidden, hybrid monstrosity, Quinn prowls the paranormal underbelly of Providence, Rhode Island on the ineffable hunt for bloody justice.
Caitlín R. Kiernan is known for her artistry, and Blood Oranges is no exception. This savage paperback functions as a satisfying paranormal thriller even as it subtly pokes fun at the genre. Join us tonight for a roundtable discussion of the book that will hopefully approach the level of complexity of a dimestore bodice-ripper.
The Nightmare Factory meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the cafe at BookPeople to parse through the greatest, goriest, and goofiest horror fiction from the vaults. Come down tonight to talk Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Blood Oranges. It will scare the pants back on you.
– Steve(n) W.