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The House of Lost Souls
The House of Lost Souls
Author: F. G. Cottam
Just weeks after four students cross the threshold of the derelict Fischer House, one of them has committed suicide and the other three are descending into madness. —             Nick Mason's sister is one of them. To save her, Nick must join ranks with Paul Seaton - the only person to ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312544324
ISBN-10: 0312544324
Publication Date: 7/7/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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After thinking long and hard about this book, I decided I hated it. The first 200 pages were hard to follow as the author is British and there was a lot of reference to British/Irish pop culture and slang. The story began by alluding to some terrifying event that had happened years before and the reader does not find out exactly what it was until page 243! From there, the story had great potential and I thought I might actually really enjoy the book, however, the writing just killed any glimmer of hope for this story for me.
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Paul Seaton gets wrapped up in a mystery because of love, and then he becomes tormented with the darkness that surrounds this mystery. The backstories seemed to lose my attention, but in the end, you'll see that they are all connected... The way they are connected is a big surprise, and I felt they were a bit dull but necessary. I think they could have lost some of the unnecessary description to get to the present day plot. You really do like Seaton, and you want him to be devoid of what is haunting him and to finally be happy. What lost me the most is some historical references that were placed throughout the book. Some of these, however, caused me to want to do research and I have learned some new things. Overall it was a good story with a satisfying ending that could have just lacked the vast, though expertly written, details that sometimes lost my attention.
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Well, this book had a lot of negative reviews both here and on amazon, but I actually loved it. It's not your typical horror novel. It stretches out the story much longer than a horror novel would. I feel it's more like one of those Gothic novels but without some great love story. Plus the main character is a guy and not some female governess. But there is quite a bit of Gothic like dark and brooding descriptions and hints of the full story. The full story won't be reveled till very near the end. So if you are looking for a fast pace horror novel this isn't the book for you. But if you like to be teased and finally given a really good story plot then you just might like this one.
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This was one of the featured books on paperbackswap and I bought it through Amazon. I was expecting more. The story was vague and I ended up more confused than scared. I am still not sure what happened.