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The Three Impostors by Arthur Machen
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Dec 01, 10

really liked it
Read in November, 2010

Arthur Machen wrote this book in 1890. His work is out of the mainstream, touching numerous genres. It has elements of fantasy, horror, and mystery. As such, it is fairly unique, and was certainly so at the time he wrote. He enjoyed some popularity during his lifetime, but is not well-known today. Reading this book, I could definitely see elements of what H.P. Lovecraft later developed into an art form, and also homage to Sherlock Holmes. The structure of the book is very clever. Machen's style is elaborate, but not impenetrable, so if you like something different, give it a try. To my friends: this is long out of print; I had to buy a copy on Alibris. Let me know if you want to borrow it.


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