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The Broken Hours In The Cold Spring Of 1936, 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 In.He 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 Occupant.Haunting 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. 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 entire time.The you know about the life of H.P Lovecraft, the you will appreciate this novel I felt especially connected to Jacqueline Baker s masterful descriptions because I 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 house story and a story of congenital insanity Is Crandle losing his mind Is the house really haunted Will H.P Lovecraft ever make an appearance How much do I actually care about any of this Okay, so it has some creepy parts but I have to do some griping about this book What the hell is the point about a horror story involving H.P Lovecraft if you aren t going to include any elements from the Cthulhu mythos It s really misleading The author character could have been a fictitious author and the story would have had the s 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 and than 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 provided perfect, delicious moments of imagery so vivid in both what they evoked and the sheer genius of that particular combination of words that I often found myself re reading them over and over again under my breath until the rhythm became familiar with my tongue.The story, which was not exactly plot heavy, opting instead for a gloomy slow burn character study, was engaging in terms of psychology and atmosphere, but confounded my initial expectations of the cover s promise that this was a novel of H.P Lovecraft I kept expecting hoping some eldritch horror would come squirming from the shadows, and was inevitably disappointed when this SPOILERS didn t happen But to judge a book by something it is not and something that it isn t trying to be, specifically is somewhat unfair.The real problem I had with The Broken Hours was the at once implausibility and predictability of what constitutes the book s major climactic twist Although the mystery is underpla 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 it is worth every single penny

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