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The Broken Hours 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. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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 obvio


  5. 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 e


  6. 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


  7. 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 even


  8. 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. 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 wond


  10. 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 meet


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