We Watched Flowers in the Attic So You Didn't Have To

It is a truth often told that "Flowers in the Attic" is the most important book ever written for women, at least for women currently in their 30s and 40s. 56-year-old V.C. Andrews gave us so much in this campy, insane tome. And somehow, a creepy book about being locked in an attic and making sex with your brother has… » 1/21/14 3:20pm 1/21/14 3:20pm

The Man Behind the Incest: An Interview With V.C. Andrews' Ghostwriter

V.C. Andrews is practically an institution. Her young adult gothic horror novels have sold more than 106 million copies, been translated into 24 languages, and educated generations of adolescent girls about consensual incest. Hers is the longest-running literary franchise in history and she's one of the most popular… » 12/05/13 4:00pm 12/05/13 4:00pm

We Love Shelly-Ann & Shawn Like McAdams Loves Gosling

Flowers In The Attic: He Ain't Sexy, He's My Brother

Welcome to 'Fine Lines', the Friday feature in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children's and YA books we loved in our youth. This week, writer / reviewer / blogger Lizzie Skurnick reads 'Flowers In The Attic', the 1979 story of a brother and sister who keep it all in the… » 8/22/08 3:40pm 8/22/08 3:40pm

Austrian Man Locked His Daughter In The Basement For 24 Years

Upon first reading the horrific story of 73-year-old Austrian Josef Fritzl, who locked his daughter, Elisabeth, in the family cellar in 1984 and proceeded to allegedly father as many as seven of her children, my reaction was damn, that is some V.C. Andrews shit. But then I read more of the reports, and I can no longer… » 4/28/08 9:30am 4/28/08 9:30am