The Broken Hours: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft MOBI Í

The Broken Hours: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft MOBI Í In the cold spring of , Arthor Crandle, down on his luck and desperate for work, accepts a position in Providence, Rhode Island, as a live in secretary assistant for an unnamed shut inHe arrives at the gloomy colonial style house to discover that his strange employer is an author of disturbing, bizarre fiction Health issues have confined him to his bedroom, where he is never to be disturbed But the writer, who Crandle knows only as Ech Pi, refuses to meet him, communicating only by letters left on a table outside his room Soon the home reveals other unnerving peculiarities There is an ominous presence Crandle feels on the main stairwell Light shines out underneath the door of the writer s room, but is invisible from the street It becomes increasingly clear there is something not right about the house or its occupantHaunting visions of a young girl in a white nightgown wandering the walled in garden behind the house motivate Crandle to investigate the circumstances of his employer s dark family history Meanwhile, the unsettling aura of the house pulls him into a world increasingly cut off from reality, into black depths, where an unspeakable secret lies waiting

10 thoughts on “The Broken Hours: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft

  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 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 Line

  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

  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

  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 li

  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

  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 f

  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 one

  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 these revea

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