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Little Sister Death
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Little Sister Death is the stunning 'lost' horror novel of the late William Gay. Inspired by the famous 19th Century Bell Witch haunting of Tennessee, it follows the unravelling life of David Binder, a writer who moves his young family to a haunted farmstead to try and find inspiration for his faltering work... Beautifully written and structured, Little Sister Death is a loving and faithful addition to the field of classic horror writing, eschewing any notions of irony or post-modern tricks as it aims, instead, straight for your soul.
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Book_Fairy_Mary
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Mehso-so

I so wanted to love this. I really did. William Gay writes beautifully, making it hard NOT to hang on every word, but the writing wasn't enough to save the work this time. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of positives, but it simply felt incomplete and a little all over the place. My favorite part was the introduction focusing on Gay's life written by Tom Franklin. If only the entire book had been that fascinating. Oh well. On to the next one.

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Phlamboyant
Little Sister Death | William Gay

He knew the house was awake now, he could stand in its center and feel its heart beating around him, synced with his own breathing when he breathed, feel its attention on him, alert and focused as a cat watching a broken-winged bird.

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Phlamboyant
Little Sister Death | William Gay

Procrastinating on Litsy because I'm afraid to finish a haunting book alone with the baby on what's turning out to be a dark and dreary evening. 😨

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Myhusbandhatesreading
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Mehso-so

Kinda creepy, not really that scary and the end was a little too abrupt for me. I gave it 3 🌟.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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My sleepy reading buddy tonight #catsoflitsy

Libby1 😻 2y
Mimi28 Aaaaaawwww!!! 😻😻😻 2y
Dolly That's one cat?? Looks more like three!😻❤️ 2y
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merelybookish What a beauty! 😻 2y
mcipher Beautiful kitty!! 😻 2y
Litlady That's the sweetest thing ever!‼️😻🐾😻🐾😺💤❣ 2y
Susanita What a handsome feline! 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
booksandsympathy 😻😻😻😻 2y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Dolly he‘s just all curled up, he‘s tiny compared to our other kitty 😳 2y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Hoping this one is spookier than the last...🤞

Booksnchill Chose this one for #Screamathon and it just arrived - hope it is spooky!!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft 🤞🤞🤞 2y
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brooklynreads
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What a ghastly piece of shit, he thought, possessed with a sardonic sense of amusement, as if someone else had written it. Poor, deformed thing from its mother's womb untimely ripped. #macbethallusions #shakespeare

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Kirstin
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Why have I not heard of William Gay before? This book is great! Southern ghost story? Yes, please!!

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lauralovesbooks1
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one. It ranked up there with Haunting of Hill House for me. Gay layers in so many details that let you picture the scene perfectly, but he does it in a way that keeps the story moving. I definitely got the southern Gothic vibe off of this and the slow build of atmosphere and tension made it a perfect Halloween read. I'm looking forward to reading more of his work.

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Liberty
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Dinner reading. It's supposed to be amazing. Fingers crossed! 📚🤘🏻💕

djm001 Anything by William Gay is worth it. I started reading Twilight yesterday. 3y
LisaJo Well, I will be adding this to my TBR simply because Tom Franklin wrote the introduction. I would read anything that Tom Franklin writes, even if it's just an introduction to a book. 3y
emilygatlin OMG WILLIAM GAY. He was a cool dude. 3y
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PatriciaU I've been fascinated by the Bell Witch story for years. Will have to this one out! 3y
Liberty @emilygatlin This is my first one! 3y
SarahK @PatriciaU I grew up one county over from the Bell Witch farm. I'm super excited to see someone wrote a book inspired her. 3y
Tamra Hmmmm, an intro by Franklin? I'm intrigued. 3y
Tamra @LisaJo yes! 3y
emilygatlin I also didn't know this was about the Bell Witch! I also grew up down the road from the Bell Witch farm. 3y
britt_brooke @SarahK @emilygatlin I don't live terribly far from Adams now. But I'm too chicken to read any books about the Bell Witch. 😳 3y
emilygatlin @SarahK @britt_brooke I'm from Clarksville, and I had friends who lived in Adams. We used to freak ourselves out. Even being in close proximity was enough. 😱 3y
badnorthern His short stories are gorgeous 3y
ReadingEnvy Ah I also finished one by him tonight, 3y
SarahK @emilygatlin I grew up on Clarksville! In elementary school we just to say 'I hate the bell witch' in the mirror instead of doing Bloody Mary. And by we i mean not me, I was too scared! 3y
emilygatlin @SarahK We took ballet together. 😉 Here goes @Liberty bringing folks together with books. 3y
lauralovesbooks1 Just read this last night. Ranked up there with Haunting of Hill House for me. He is an amazing writer. 3y
SarahK @emilygatlin @liberty this is so cool. Just when you think litsy can't get any better. 3y
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djm001
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Pickpick

I'm bouncing around on my reads, but I finished this one yesterday. William Gay's prose is so good. He paints you a picture of the beautiful nature of Tennessee with a corruption of darkness. This is a worthy addition to the haunted house genre.

Liberty Oooooo, I have this somewhere! 4y
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UnderTheRadarBooks
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Pickpick

A literary horror novel filled with beautiful writing and a creepy storyline. I wish he would have been able to complete it. Nevertheless, I am excited to read more of Gay's novels.

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RachelWeber
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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"Something old and evil had happened here..."

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UnderTheRadarBooks
Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Book 2 for the #underhypedreads readathon

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