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House on the Borderland (Version 2)

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House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson is a strange and intriguing tale that will both fascinate and unsettle readers. The story follows a recluse living in a remote, decaying mansion on the edge of a mysterious and ominous abyss.

The author crafts a vivid and atmospheric setting that perfectly complements the eerie events that unfold within the house. Hodgson skillfully blurs the lines between reality and nightmare, leaving the reader feeling disoriented and uncertain.

The protagonist's descent into madness is both chilling and compelling, as he grapples with otherworldly forces and confronts terrifying visions. The narrative is interwoven with elements of cosmic horror and surrealism, creating a sense of unease that lingers long after the final page is turned.

While the plot may be complex and at times difficult to follow, Hodgson's evocative prose and vivid imagination make House on the Borderland a truly unique and unforgettable reading experience. Fans of weird fiction and horror will undoubtedly appreciate this haunting and thought-provoking novel.

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This story helped propel 19th Century gothic fiction in the direction of “cosmic” horror. In fact, H.P. Lovecraft lists it as among his greatest influences. It begins simply enough: with two friends stumbling upon a ruined and curious house while vacationing in a remote village. After reading the tattered journal of the old recluse who lived there, they are shocked to discover an interdimensional, reality-bending nightmare full of nearly-indescribable horrors that range from demons, to bestial monsters, and devastating parasitic fungal diseases. - Summary by jvanstan

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 6 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 30, 2016
Subject: The house on the borderland .
Excellent reader, more science fiction than ghost story though
Reviewer: - October 23, 2015
Subject: Fabulous story and narrator.
This is a great and fantastical story that is very eventful and thought-provoking. The narrator does a great job as well. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: - September 15, 2013
Subject: Stunning
A most unusual, amazing, wonderful story. Great reader!
Reviewer: - September 4, 2013
Subject: The House on the Borderland
Gothic atmosphere plus strange creatures and an unexpected slingshot into the spaces between worlds make for a nightmarish vacation for the protagonists.
Reviewer: - June 18, 2013
Subject: Blew me away
I was doubly entertained by this story. First by the spooky atmosphere and then by the philosophical delving and an adventure that took me much farther than I expected to go.
Reviewer: - January 6, 2013
Subject: Interesting & Unusual
A story that will hold your attention. One excellent reader for all chapters of the book.

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