The Broken Hours eBook Í The Broken PDF \ Ebook

The Broken Hours eBook Í The Broken  PDF \ Ebook In the spring of , horror writer HP Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor 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 and visions in the night of a white clad girl in the walled garden Add to this the arrival of a beautiful woman who may not be exactly what she seems, and Crandle is pulled deeper into the strange world of the horror writer a man known to Crandle only through letters, signed Ech Pi , until Crandle begins to unravel the dark secret at its heartA brilliantly written, compelling and deeply creepy novel, The Broken Hours is an irresistible literary ghost story


10 thoughts on “The Broken Hours

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    When Arthor Crandle is down on his luck, he gets a job as a personal assistant to a reclusive Providence author whose initials are H.P While getting increasingly vexed by his absent employer, Crandle is haunted by the ghost of a little girlI had my eye on this one for a while but the ebook was ridiculously expensive Fortunately, it went on sale a couple weeks ago Frankly, I wouldn t mind having my 2.99 back.Basically, this is both a haunted h


  2. Aksel Dadswell Aksel Dadswell says:

    I had mixed feelings about The Broken Hours The book was not at all what I expected, in good and bad ways The writing itself was spectacular, scalpel precise but never too simple or sparse Every word felt like it was exactly where it was supposed to be There was a beauty and intensity andthan a little melancholy that cut right into my perception and continued its work deep into my brain matter Lines like the coldly muscled coursing of the river


  3. Reading Reindeer Reading Reindeer says:

    Review BROKEN HOURS by Jacqueline BakerI have been extraordinarily blessed in the last few years by discovering several perfect books BROKEN HOURS A NOVEL OF H P LOVECRAFT is one I don t even feel capable of doing this novel justice in my review BROKEN HOURS should be an award winner, multiple times.Mike Davis at LOVECRAFT EZINE highly recommended BROKEN HOURS, and I was impelled to pre order it even though mire expensive than I usually buy and i


  4. Barry Hammond Barry Hammond says:

    Fiction which uses real historical characters can be tricky and sometimes disappointing if the reader knowsabout the historical figure than the author Happily, this is not the case with this novel Baker uses weird fiction writer H.P Lovecraft as a character but has obviously done her research Although she takes a few liberties with facts as sometimes fiction must she remains true to the essence of both his character and some of the tone of his stor


  5. Mike Perschon Mike Perschon says:

    I dislike giving the impression I m a literary snob, so let me set the record straight, immediately I love horror, and I love good writing, and I m as likely to read Stephen King as a I am to read Shirley Jackson Nevertheless, there are some who question if modern horror can ever transcend its genre ghetto, and having just finished Jacqueline Baker s The Broken Hours, I m optimistic it not only can, but already has Google literary horror, and you ll


  6. Amy Sturgis Amy Sturgis says:

    This is a delicious slow burn of a reading experience And experience really captures it for me the haunting prose kept me in the moment, fully engaged with disbelief suspended I purposefully did not try to anticipate where the mystery was going or what the end point would be, and I think that s the best way to enjoy this dreamlike and deeply psychological book If you re looking for non stop action, you ll be disappointed That said, I was riveted the en


  7. Annie Annie says:

    H.P Lovecraft is experiencing a revival The strange author of even stranger stories had a life, it seems, that was crying out to be turned into fiction Within the last year, I ve seen Lovecraft turned into a character in stories based in his fiction His settings have been revived for evennovels Jacqueline Baker s The Broken Hours is a literary turn on this little renaissance Her novel is set in the last year of Lovecraft s life, when he was furthest down


  8. Emma Catanzaro Emma Catanzaro says:

    I gave this book three stars because I liked the style of writing However, I don t know what happened I was so confused and the end didn t really clear it up for me.


  9. Jim Jim says:

    i will admit to some initial surprise at the lack of what one comes to expect from a novel of H.P Lovecraft but that hardly seemed to matter, as i tore through this book in one sitting OK, i got up to make tea, so two sittings technically the writing for this tale was period perfect, and full of wonderful phrases and word choices just grand definitely an odd literary trip, but quite enjoyable one was consistently left to wonder what was happening, and what o


  10. Jeff Raymond Jeff Raymond says:

    I guess it was only a matter of time before Lovecraft himself started winding his proverbial tentacles into the New Weird as a character, but here we are with The Broken Hours, a quiet, creepy affair.The story is mainly about a man who takes an assistant position in an old house in Providence He never meets the man he works for, communicating only in letters The house is believed to be haunted, there is unexplained phenomena throughout, and the book follows th


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