Even though a fairly short story with it being a novella you really get a feel for the characters and my favourite one had to be Queeny
Biddy Trott is a novella which is a mixture of horror and gothic fairy tale. It is one made up of a myth/legend surrounding the said lady.
Abner is someone who just happens to be passing through when he gets caught up in the whole myth as well as getting friendly with Queeny. Even though a fairly short story with it being a novella you really get a feel for the characters and my favourite one had to be Queeny.
The story is set in era's gone by. There is a very oldy worldy feel to it and it's like been taken back in time. Sadly it's not a time scale that I would like to go back to as would miss all the modern facilities that we have, like toilets for one!
I have to give a special mention to the legendary rhyme regarding Biddy Trott, it is brilliant and shows just how talented this author is to not only be able to write stories but to be able to write poetry/rhymes also.
Biddy Trott is a wonderful novella to lose yourself into. It is best read on a night to add to the whole eeriness of the story. Perfect for readers who love stories like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Great read!
Authentic Gothic Horror
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Where do I begin? For fans of authentic gothic horror Biddy Trott is a must read. Rare do you find today an author who holds true to the classic style of gothic horror. I stumbled across Biddy Trott recently and I was hooked from the opening lines. McCarthy's writing is poetic and dark and mesmerizing-encompassing everything fans of gothic horror appreciate and crave. While I am tempted to go into the depths of the story, I won't share any spoilers, but I will say the spins in the story kept me guessing, cheering for some characters, and absorbed by the others.
Writing gothic horror takes a special skill. McCarthy has proven with Biddy Trott she has that ever so rare ability to tap into the senses and craft a story full of characters that will keep the reader immersed in the story.
I'd recommend Biddy Trott many times over.
A great gothic novella!
Format: Kindle Edition
In this novella you'll find history, myth and horror. There's also such a great gothic atmosphere created from Donna's ability to describe her characters and village location of the tale.
Lord Abner arrives in the small market town of Royal Rumny, not knowing about the evil that lurks within the village streets. His privileged upbringing is no protection against what he witnesses. What is it about Biddy Trott that has such a hold over the village?
Although a novella, this story is well developed and is very pacey. The combination of character personalities mix well (and sometimes conflict well too, ) and a special mention has to go to the poem about Biddy which was one of my favourite parts of the story.