A guidebook to the Language of the most shadowy of subcultures, this work collects and defines more than 550 Gothic words and phrases. Compiled by an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium provides insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humor the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band Family Tree and essential Goth listening, reading, and viewing recommendations are also included in this phantasmagorical work.
Liisa Ladouceur is a music and culture journalist. She writes a music column for Rue Morgue magazine and hosts a weekly all-horror podcast on Rue Morgue Radio. She has been recognized as a Goth expert on numerous television programs and hosted the 2010 Gothic Toronto literary event, Luminato Festival. Gary Pullin is an illustrator and the art director for Rue Morgue magazine. They both live in Toronto.