Book Review: “Wormwood” by Poppy Z. Brite

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Poppy Z. Brite was a rising horror fiction writer at the time her collection of stories, Wormwood, was published. Also the author of horror novels Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, Poppy Z. Brite’s use of metaphor, poetic language, eye for detail, and uncanny character portrayal was quietly being lauded at the time, and Wormwood’s publication and reception would cement her reputation as horror’s pre-eminent practitioner. Continue reading