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The Three Impostors by Arthur Machen

The Three Impostors (1895)

by Arthur Machen

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I really wanted to like this. I read around 120 pages out of the 194 but just couldn't bring myself to waste any more time on it. My wife and I were reading it together and we kept falling asleep and when we went to start up the next night we could never remember what was going on so we would back up a couple pages to try to pick up the trail again. I do think the format's interesting but the stories don't really seemed linked enough to make the reader care about the characters.

Definitely some moments of wit to be found and it made me smile more than once, but not enough "horror" or "supernatural" to keep me interested. ( )
  ragwaine | Dec 11, 2016 |
Of all Arthur Machen's work,this,for me is the very best. The construction is unusual to say the least,because encased in the body of the novel are several stand-alone classic horror stories,of which two are quite famous. These are 'The Novel of the Black Seal' and ' The Novel of the White Powder'. These often appear in anthologies of Ghost & Horror stories,but to get the full atmosphere of terror you really should try to read the full text of 'The Three Imposters'. ( )
2 vote devenish | Jun 15, 2008 |
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In the daytime, the world is very ordinary. Yet walk the same streets after the din of traffic has ebbed away and listen to your footsteps on the midnight pavements. Then sense the darker forces here at work and hear the hiss of hell at your shoulder.

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