The Picture of Contented New Wealth: A Metaphysical Horror
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The Picture of Contented New Wealth: A Metaphysical Horror

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In the brilliant red doom of a Hampshire Sunset Brigit Conti can hear a voice behind her ears that is not her own. Bed-bound, and complaining of a rare bone disease that no Doctor can diagnose, her husband fears that the house they have purchased is a portal through which an older, more malign energy has passed, possessing his wife and son. Through their successive deterio...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by John Hunt Publishing (first published 2009)
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Leila
This book started out fantastic, the writing is very strong. About halfway through the story became kind of generic though, at least to me. I was expecting something new, and unimaginable. Still worth a read I guess, if you fancy evil.
Teflon
Recommended to those who like pretentious writing and feel that horror is beneath them. For all others only read if you're borrowing it from a mate or there's nothing left on the shelf. There's some good writing here -that's true - but the editing is awful (ironic considering the overbearing pretentious crap at the end of the book by the publisher). Better editing and taking out "the last word" would make this a 4 star book. As it is, it hovers between 2 and 3....
Jake Bialos
This book is a totally wild Cultural Critique disguised as a SUPERNATURAL TALE of possession or madness or BOTH. With a very very flawed protagonist locked in a battle with a demon over a wife he doesn't love anymore... or does he? Strange, yes. Compelling and Scarey, sure!
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