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The Man from the Clouds   By: (1870-1944)

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The Man from the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston is a thrilling and mind-bending novel that takes readers on a captivating journey through time and space. The story revolves around a mysterious and enigmatic character known as the "man from the clouds," who suddenly appears in a small English town, causing curiosity and intrigue among the locals.

What makes this book truly outstanding is Clouston's impeccable storytelling skills, which effortlessly transport readers into a world full of suspense, adventure, and unexpected twists. The author's vivid and detailed descriptions vividly bring each character and setting to life, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the narrative.

The main protagonist, the "man from the clouds," is a superbly crafted character who captivates readers with his charm, intelligence, and unconventional actions. As his true identity and purpose are gradually revealed, readers are continuously left guessing and second-guessing their assumptions, keeping them thoroughly engaged and entertained.

Furthermore, Clouston masterfully weaves elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance into the plot, creating a wonderfully diverse and multi-dimensional storyline. The inclusion of time travel and otherworldly phenomena adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, making it impossible to predict what will happen next.

The pacing of the book is excellent, with well-timed moments of intensity and slower periods that allow for character development and the exploration of deeper themes. Clouston's eloquent prose delivers a seamless flow to the story, effortlessly transitioning between different time periods and perspectives.

One minor criticism could be that some secondary characters feel underdeveloped and lack the depth and complexity of the main protagonist. While this doesn't detract significantly from the overall reading experience, it leaves a slight feeling of missed potential in their narratives.

Overall, The Man from the Clouds is a riveting and imaginative novel that will satisfy both fans of science fiction and mystery genres. J. Storer Clouston's exceptional storytelling skills ensure that readers will be gripped from start to finish, eagerly turning each page to uncover the secrets of the man from above. Whether you are a long-time fan of the author or new to his work, this book is an absolute must-read that will leave you in awe of Clouston's creative prowess.

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I In the Clouds

II The Man on the Shore

III Alone Again

IV The Suspicious Stranger

V The Doctor's House

VI A Petticoat

VII At the Mansion House

VIII Sunday

IX An Ally

X The Coast Patrol

XI A Near Thing

XII The Key Turned

XIII On the Drifter

XIV My Cousin's Letter



I An Idea

II A Little Dinner

III The Alcoholic Patient

IV The Test

V Waiting

VI The Spectacled Man

VII A Reminiscence

VIII H.M.S. Uruguay

IX Bolton on the Track

X Where the Clue Led

XI An Eye Opener

XII The Confidant

XIII Jean's Guesses

XIV The Pocket Book

XV Part of the Truth

XVI Tracked Down

XVII The Rest of the Truth

XVIII The Frosty Road

XIX Our Morning Call





"My God," said Rutherford, "the cable has broken!"

In an instant I was craning over the side of the basket. Five hundred feet, 700 feet, 1000 feet, 2000 feet below us, the cruiser that had been our only link with the world of man was diminishing so swiftly that, as far as I remember, she had shrunk to the smallness of a tug and then vanished into the haze before I even answered him... Continue reading book >>

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