Are You Loathsome Tonight?: Stories by Poppy Z. Brite

Are You Loathsome Tonight?: Stories

Poppy Z. Brite

164 pages first pub 1998 (editions)

fiction fantasy horror short stories dark emotional reflective fast-paced


Featuring titles such as “In Vermis Veritas,” “Entertaining Mr. Orton,” and “Mussolini and the Axeman’s Jazz,” as well as collaborations with Christa Faust and David Ferguson, this volume also offers notes on each story by the author, an introduc...

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dark 100%
challenging 66%
emotional 66%
tense 66%
adventurous 33%
mysterious 33%
sad 33%


fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 33% | N/A: 33% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 33% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

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