As literary political fiction, 1984 is considered a classic novel of the social science fiction subgenre. Since its publication in 1949, many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, and Memory hole, have become contemporary vernacular. In addition, the novel popularised the adjective Orwellian, which refers to lies, surveillance, and manipulation of the... [click here for more]
Terrifying nightmares, strange visions, haunting apparitions, and worse. In his book of Scottish Ghost Stories, Elliott O'Donnell includes four accounts of hauntings at the infamous Glamis Castle. Listen to them all in this creepy collection of tales from the Square Tower! ... [click here for more]
A first person epic poem of Odysseus's life and journey. This poem has all the twists and turns that one might expect from the teller of the tale...which is in this case Odysseus himself. The poem starts with Odysseus chiding his unnamed summoner, thus narrating his life, starting with his childhood and ending with his ultimate triumph at the death of the suitors. However, Odysseus has an agenda of... [click here for more]
Keep your wits about you! This is the place where the death bogle appears. When this monstrous apparition manifests at the crossroads, whosoever he touches with his strange, spidery fingers will surely be dead within the year.
From the book of Scottish Ghost Stories compiled by Elliott O'Donnell in 1911. ... [click here for more]
A minister and his wife are confronted by a terrifying apparition while staying at a spooky old inn in Scotland.
From the book of Scottish Ghost Stories compiled by Elliott O’Donnell in 1911. ... [click here for more]
An unsuspecting cyclist encounters a group of ghost soldiers and Highlanders whose spirits are locked in battle. As if that wasn't terrifying enough, she is then confronted by a murderous grave-robbing ghost girl. From the book of Scottish Ghost Stories compiled by Elliott O'Donnell in 1911. ... [click here for more]