The House on the Borderland

The House on the Borderland

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Hodgson wrote a trilogy consisting of Date 1965 Modern Warfare, The House on the Borderland, and The Ghost Pirates. The setting for The House on the Borderland is an ancient house in a lonely part of Ireland, where an old man lives alone with his sister and his pets. His diary is found and it tells the story of a huge cavern below the house filled with white pig like monsters. The old man has had to flight these creatures. He then sees his house in an alternate space-time… (more)

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Wattsian
Wattsian
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:26:56 +0100

A stunningly original work that suffers somewhat from long strange flights of interdimensional fancy in the last half of the book, but whose strange imagination carries some plodding passages and tensionless moments into success.

The layout of the tale reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft (and he cites this as a big influence), and the lengthy finale is reminiscent of _2001: A Space Odyssey_ in strange astral projection amongst the stars.



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Language: English

Published in: 1907

Word count: 50,788 words (≈ about 3 hours)

Source: http://gutenberg.net

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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