The Broken Hours

The Broken Hours

eBook - 2014
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In 1936, horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was broke, living alone in a creaky old house, and deathly illustrations At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hired a personal assistant, a young writer named Arthur P. Crandle. As the novel opens, Crandle arrives at Lovecraft's home with no knowledge of the writer or his work, but is soon drawn into his distinctly unnerving world: the malevolent presence that hovers on the landing; the ever-shining light from Lovecraft's study, invisible from the street; visions in the night of a white-clad girl in the walled garden; and the appearance of a beautiful woman, who may not be exactly what she seems. As Crandle gets pulled deeper into the strange world of H. P. Lovecraft (known to Crandle only through letters, signed "Ech-Pi"), he begins to suspect a dark secret at its heart. A brilliantly-written, compelling, and deeply creepy novel, The Broken Hours is an irresistable literary ghost story.
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781443425681
Characteristics: data file, rda

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melwyk Dec 28, 2014

If you'd like a spooky read that has shades of Henry James or Edgar Allen Poe, and features the strange character of HP Lovecraft himself, you will find it in this novel.

The whole story is a puzzling, mysterious and atmospheric read. I really enjoyed reading this. It was creepy, and wonderfully period.

Dec 10, 2014

My favourite book of 2014—a beautiful, strange and heartbreaking ghost story. Read it in one sitting, and I'm still thinking about it months later. An immensely well-written book, with a quiet, shining heart.

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