- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Prohyptikon Publishing Inc. (17 April 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981224466
- ISBN-13: 978-0981224466
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,678,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The House on the Borderland (Prohyptikon Essential Classics) Paperback – 17 Apr 2009
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It completely blew my impressionable young mind away. It was unlike any book I had encountered up to that point. I immediately passed the book onto my cousin, and he too raved about it.
The years flew by, and we spoke about the book and the impact it had on us (when we were in our late twenties). The book had indeed had a long lasting impact on both of us....except on two aspects.....neither of us could remember the title of the book nor it’s author....ah the vagaries of the early teenage years memory banks.
Anyway, fast forward to 2014. I am driving along and switch to Radio 4 Extra, and I am listening to the tail end of this story in a radio dramatisation. Thankfully, they gave the title and author at the end of the programme! At last, I could acquire the book again, and re-read through the jaundiced eyes of a 60 year old.
Now, things had changed somewhat. This time, there was none of the eye popping amazement I experienced as a 14 year old. However, this was replaced by a real “wow” at some of the truly wild concepts within the text. It still has a real impact.
My cousin is coming home from Oz on holiday next week. We haven’t seen one another since 1986. I am just so pleased that I have a copy of this book to give him, and we can once again rave about The House On The Borderland.
WOW!!!!!! This book totally blew me away. It starts with 2 men going on a camping trip in Ireland to do some fishing. They go for a walk one day and stumble across the ruins of an old house. While there they find an old book buried under some rubble. They soon get creeped out and leave very quickly with the book. When they get back to camp they start to read the book and it turns out to be a journal belonging to a man who used to live in the house who is simply known as the Recluse. (Jon?)
What follows is a gothic journey though time and space. It features swine monsters which look like half man half pig who attack the house on a nightly basis. It features an underground cavern under the house which is a subterranean dream for any modern day pot holers. The middle section of this book is taken up with a surreal psychedelic nightmare about the death of the Sun and the end of the world that quite frankly must have been written by Mr Hodgson when he was off his head on some mighty fine mushrooms. It is just superb.
When I started to read this book I couldn't help but think the author had the gothic flavour and olde worlde language off to an absolute tee. It wasn't until I checked up on Mr Hodgson that I discovered this book was actually written in 1908! That in itself makes the surreal nightmare section about the end of the world an incredible piece of imaginative writing. In 1908 people didn't know about solar flares and the fact that the Sun will probably die some day and confine us all to our ultimate doom. This man either had a sixth sense or an incredibly accurate imagination.
This book will not be for everyone but if read with the clear understanding of when it was written, it should blow you away like it did with me. This version also seems to be permanently free on ebook.
A very easy 5 stars!
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