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I really liked this story. It wasn't so much a horror as a type of dark fantasy/weird fiction/awe fiction. This book therefore isn't meant to frighten you only, but to inspire within you a sense of awe: of terror and of wonder at the same time. Blackwood ingeniously interweaves the two as you adopt the wife's or the husband's view point.

It's relatively short so give it a shot.
12/29/2012
Really really good story of the creepy and awe-invoking sort. Recommended!
12/22/2012
Highly recommended for all people who believe passionately in the equality of all human beings.
06/27/2012
Good but "the invader" by the same author, was better.
06/26/2012
I bet you cannot guess how it ends :).
06/26/2012
This is a fun book about an imaginary city (or cities really) that come to life in another dimension. It is also a story about a duo of children that must step into this dimension and save that world. The book itself is kind of reminiscent of Narnia's Voyage of the Dawn Treader and probably helped inspire C.S. Lewis in his Chronicles of Narnia.
06/23/2012
I do agree with Ella: the part of the story about Mrs. Carew and her search for her long lost nephew is very touching indeed. The ending of this book however is a bit predictable and disappointing. I did like the first half but the second half came off as unnecessary OR as something that needed to be a third, separate novel. In the end tho, I still will recommend this book for everyone who enjoyed Pollyanna book #1 and is curious about her fate. :)
06/23/2012
Really interesting short story. Short and quick, it makes you think about the dark side of this "utopian" society.
06/15/2012
Pretty good story. It starts really slow but picks up near the end. If your kids like a magical adventure story, they will like this. And if you are just a big kid, you'd like it too.
06/15/2012
Ruth Saberton - Family, Forbidden Love, and Long Kept Secrets
FEATURED AUTHOR - Ruth Saberton always knew she wanted to be a writer. From an early age, she was busy filling notebooks with stories. Her debut novel, 'Katy Carter Wants a Hero' was championed by Richard and Judy and nominated for the RNA's Romantic Comedy of the Year Award as well as being described by Heat Magazine as, 'the heir apparent to Bridget Jones'. Ruth writes under her own name, but also has several pen names which include Jessica Fox, Georgie Carter, Holly Cavendish, and Lucy Hepburn. Ruth is… Read more