[Reading] ➶ The Broken Hours ➬ Jacqueline Baker – Metalstampedmemories.info


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.



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 on this one for a while but the ebook was ridiculously expensive Fortunately, it went o


  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 was a beauty and intensity and than a little melancholy that cut right into my perce


  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 be an award winner, multiple times.Mike Davis at LOVECRAFT EZINE highly recommende


  4. says:

    Fiction which uses real historical characters can be tricky and sometimes disappointing if the reader knows about 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 obviously done her research Although she takes a few liberties with facts as sometim


  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 ever transcend its genre ghetto, and having just finished Jacqueline Baker s The


  6. says:

    Delightfully eerie.


  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 novels Jacqueline Baker s The Broken Hours...


  8. 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 wonderful phrases and word choices just grand definitely an odd literar


  9. 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 meets the man he works for, communicating only in letters The


  10. 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 think that s the best way to enjoy this dreamlike and deeply psychological book If you re loo


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About the Author: Jacqueline Baker

Jacqueline Baker is the author of A Hard Witching and Other Stories , which won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Howard O Hagan Award for Short Fiction, and was also a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize Her first novel, The Horseman s Graves won wide critical acclaim and was a finalist for the Evergreen Award Jacqueline


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