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The Blind Spot

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Author: Austin Hall
Co-author: Homer Eon Flint
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,267 / 303 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,718 3174

What is 'The Blind Spot?' A room in San Francisco where strange things happened -- a doorway into another cosmos, a different world, perhaps a key to the past... or future?

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"A nasty morning," repeated the officer.

"Ah! Er, yes--did you say it was a nasty morning? Indeed, I do not know, sir. However, it is very interesting."

"Stranger in San Francisco?"

"Well, yes. At least, I have never seen it."

"H-m!" The detective was a bit nonplussed by the man's evident evasion. "Well, if you are a stranger I suppose it is up to me to come to the defence of my city. This is one of Frisco's fogs. We have them occasionally. Sometimes they last for days. This one is a low one. It will lift presently. Then you will see the sun. Have you ever seen Frisco's sun?"

"My dear sir"--this same slow articulation--"I have never seen your sun nor any other."


It was an answer altogether unexpected. Again the officer found himself gazing into the strange, refined face and wonderful eyes. The man was not blind, of that he was certain. Neither was his voice harsh or testy. Rather was it soft and polite, of one merely stating a fact. Yet how could it be? He remembered the cig

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***

Good read! Considering the time period it was written, some different ideas regarding the Universe;although, character development was lacking. Great classic Gothic feel though.


A prominent professor of philosophy claims to have tangible proof of occult phenomena and schedules a lecture to present his findings. The professor vanishes shortly before his lecture, last seen in the company of a mysterious stranger. The book contains some interesting ideas and characters, but points of interest are few and far between. A good editor could probably extract a four star short story from this bloated two star novel.



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