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    While on a fishing trip two men discover the ruins of an old house perched on the very edge of a cliff. In the ruins they discover an old manuscript that seems to suggest the house was once involved in something super natural, and horrific.

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    • mark martin
    • 09/11/2015

    One of the greatest stories I have ever heard

    Wow! Lovercraft and Ashton Smith take their hats off to this story with good reason. William Hope Hodgson describes ... I can't tell you. It would spoil your enjoyment. The narrator is superb Felbrigg Napolean Herriot. Truly enjoyed this book and will listen to it again and again as I get older. Poor Pepper!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 08/01/2020

    Amazing to see what influenced Lovecraft

    Sure, it doesn't stand up to the standards of modern writing or storytelling, but this is still a fascinating early tale of cosmic horror that gives the reader some new context with which to read Lovecraft and his contemporary heirs.

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    • E. P. Todd Gordon
    • 28/10/2016

    Good story, fair reading.

    Good, atmospheric story of cosmic horror. The reading, although clear, is largely uninflected and monotonous.

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    • Z. Bouis
    • 08/11/2017

    Interesting but anitquated

    I can kind of understand why this was so important to so many writers. The cosmic, hallucinatory kind of horror was pretty much unexplored at the time, and so it was really breaking new ground. But the writing itself is very boring, and not at all cohesive. I don't understand why the narrator was selected for this either. The protagonist is meant to be an old man but the narrator sounds very young and effeminate, which is really jarring with the tone of the novel.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 19/08/2019

    engrossing story, but it drags a bit

    the story starts when two friends come across an odd manuscript, the manuscript details some events that have taken place in a house that no longer exists. Most of the main story is from this supposedly found manuscript. It's a very fascinating novel and some parts were really exciting and intriguing. However I did only give it a three star rating because there is a part near the end that drags on for what seems to be an eternity. Very little of interest happens for over an hour, and even though I usually don't mind slow paced books, it's just way too much for such a short story as this. This section could almost have been cut in half and it might still seem too slow. It's a real shame because this story has so much else to offer.

    The narration is excellent, even in the very slow part the narrator tries to make it seem as if something interesting is happening.

    Looking forward to reading or listening to more stories by William Hope Hodgson and in spite of what I have said I would still recommend "the house on the border land" and I find it deserving of its status as a classic!

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    • Gabriel Zero
    • 24/07/2019

    Interesting story

    I liked it a lot. wish it was made into a movie.Brian Keene recommended it on his podcast.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/03/2019

    A well written classic that influenced Lovecraft.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and wish to read more of the author's works. Good reading.

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    • Debjani
    • 18/09/2018

    Meh.

    Kind of slow. Pretty boring.
    Not scary to me. But, it has a really nice psychedelic set of chapters near the end.
    Being raised Hindu, stuff like that isn't scary to me.

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    • TiffanyD
    • 01/09/2017

    Needs more swine

    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More swine! I was really into the initial set-up where the main character is maybe going mad or maybe being attacked by swine creatures. But then the swine recede and there's never any real follow-up on them.

    What was most disappointing about William Hope Hodgson’s story?

    The lack of any follow-up on his potential insanity. Is he off his rocker or is this William Shatner's Twilight Zone episode? We never really know.

    Any additional comments?

    This was a fine performance and I am sure fans of H.P. Lovecraft would want to read/hear this as it is so clearly an influence on his writing. For me, I was pulled in early but then got kind of bored. If you are going to read/listen, I recommend a dark and stormy night for full effect.

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    • Margie Ann Webb
    • 03/08/2017

    Good narrator, funny, author smoked the good stuff...

    Overall, I'm glad I read this book. At times, story seemed to drag on, but was very interesting. Some creepy moments.