Monday, August 3, 2009

Why Women Running from Houses?

Good question. Actually several years ago I had the good fortune of stumbling across a collection of 60's and 70's Gothic romance novels at a garage sale. The uses of the term "good fortune" has nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of the novels themselves. In fact, they were all equally terrible. But it was my "good fortune" to learn of a previously unknown art form. The art of women running from houses.

Gracing the cover of each book was an interpretation, some better than others, of this same subject matter. On their back covers each described roughly the same story. How completely wonderful!

Since then I have managed to obtain hundreds of these books and while I may never have time to read all of them, I am making it my mission to share their glory with the world.


  1. I love your blog, now I'm inspired to post a few of my own reviews on some of my favourite gothic romances. I've been collecting / reading these for years and love 'em - though sometimes the beautiful artwork and blurb on the back covers promises more than the actual quality of writing can deliver!