Top positive review
One person found this helpful
A darkly disturbing, fantastical, mystifying journey through time.
on 4 October 2016
Classic story which begins with the discovery of the ruins of a strange, deserted house somewhere on the Irish borders. Inside the house lies an old journal the contents of which act as a catalyst for what is to come. The journal belonged to a previous resident of the house and contains a story which could either chart the complete descent into madness or the story of haunting, hidden realms and time travel in which the Earth crashes towards it's final days only for the plot to turn around and take off in a different direction. The question of sanity v insanity is beautifully worked and intriguing as are the demonic creatures which enter in and out of the house as it topples above an abyss which seeks to swallow the building and entomb the residents in its cavernous depths. Chapter after chapter details endless time travel through surreal territories ranging from the surface of the planet to the outer edges of the universe. 'The House on the Borderland' is completely baffling. There's no real way to work it out or make any sense of it because the story is so fantastical and surreal but; I enjoyed the read and found some of the horror elements particularly dark and disturbing. I also enjoyed the concept of fantasy v reality which became quite unsettling. Well worth a read. Recommended.