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Better than the first volume, fascinating story
on 9 July 2014
A continuation of the Harrisville Haunting story.
Things I liked:
- This volume was much more readable than the first volume. The author seems to have relaxed and found a style, there are less overused stylistic phrases (message:received, house alive with death, the woman, the man etc), the wordiness has been toned down, and there is less hopping about in terms of timeline. Still some, but less.
- More anecdotal stories are told in this; it mainly hops from occurence to occurence. These parts are very well written and quite absorbing.
- You really get a sense of the house and the land.
- Starts off really slow with far too many poems etc. I almost put it down because of this. Later on, verse introduces and ends each chapter, but you can just skip these, which is better.
- Still hops around a bit and repeats stories. Also mentions people we have never been introduced to, or were introduced to so long ago we have forgotten, such as Billy. Who is Billy? No idea.
- I do think this could have been condensed into one book, as there is a lot of rumination and repetition. It would be more accessible if that was the case.
Summary: Still needs a good edit but better written and complied than the first volume. Very interesting if such subjects are of interest to you.