The Infinite Harrow House #3 (READ)
just found it a bit slow in the middle when they introduced everyone and the end seemed very Kingfound it a bit slow in the middle when they introduced everyone and the end seemed very King Not bad but it s not my favourite style of horror The story had a slow buildup but the cast of characters was very interesting It took forever to get to the point of the haunting tale Then everything happened so fast I m not
sure I completely understood the point of the whole story But the characters kept my attention II completely understood the point of the whole story But the characters kept my attention I try another one in the series Are You Sure You Want Proof Of The ParanormalThis incarnation of the Harrow Series displays Douglas Clegg s knowledge and mastery of the haunted house genre in all its finery Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House and Matheson s Hell House are paid loving homage in this wholly original story I love how the author has been able to take a single concept but stretch his talents into making each novel of the series very differentThe characters are mostly so sympathetic I couldn t help rooting for them Poor Ivy who first appeared in the second book of the series can be forgiven for her obsession with Harrow It s caused such tragedy in her life But this place is very tricky Like when making a deal with the devil the fine print can kill ou Another brilliant novel by Douglas Clegg I ve read the previous two novels in this series and this one surprised me I wasn t really excited with how the second book in the series ended but this one is a completely other matterThere are essentially several main characters in this novel A brief interaction in the second novel introduces us to Ivy the girlfriend of a previous and deceased student of the Harrow Academy for boys She is now the owner of Harrow once again a mysterious private residence She invites a professor along with his daughter and three members of public who seem to have psychic type talentsTheir journey through Harrow is a harrowing one no pun intended There are deaths there are sacrifices and surprises The ending was a total surprise which makes me wonder if it leads into the fourth and final novel in the series If it does wow I S empty Ivy Martin is obsessed with bringing Harrow House back to life And Jack Fleetwood a ghost hunter wan.
free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Douglas CleggAn t wait to see where that leads What is brilliant about this
"series is that "is that they are connected through the property they are complete standalone novels Read them in any order that ou like but read them Great Horror StoryThis story has it all atmosphere ghosts a creepy house good build Stephen King like scenes of gory horror and a Dean Koontz like finish with just a bit of to come Read it Let it sit for a while and then read it again It s that good Decent haunted house story by Clegg I did not read the two earlier installments in the series but it was fine as a stand alone Harrow House has a long history but most recently it was a private prep school in the Hudson Valley until a fire destroyed part of it and killed some
students the new owner has some connection toThe new owner has some connection to history of the place and wants to bring in some people with psi talent to check it out The first half of the book deals with the drama of the three psi talents and their lives to date the second half is when they arrive at Harrow for a four daynight stay Nothing spectacular but fun reading during the pandemic Dissapointing The build up was good although too long taking up 34 of the book The ending wasn t what I expected like possession
than ghosts and was pretty gory Not that scary either just gross Too bad VERY frustrating read Clegg can writeghosts and was pretty gory Not that scary either just gross Too bad VERY frustrating read Clegg can write I was left feeling that this could of used another draft to iron out a few things The Infinite starts out well for like 300 pages or so as an homage to Jackson s Haunting of Hill House Matheson s Hell House and perhaps Tryon s The Other Clegg telegraphs this is in an obvious passage where a character in trying to find Harrow the Evil house ponders her directions with a number of streets named Jackson Matheson avenue and Tryon as options I actually kind of liked that since at that point p 154 55 Clegg had pretty much established himself to my mind as a good writer so that the homage seemed earnedBut as others have pointed out Clegg spends a lot of time on character development and back story for the house It s all well done with dark diary entries bits and pieces of horrible history etc but the pacing is such that is demands an epic length I m talking 800 to 1000 pages in order flesh all that Clegg has suggested out And this coming from a Horror fan who believes shorter is better for the genre And then comes the last 70 pages which is a rush of Clive Barker Horrorshow It s well done in a contained sort of way though I don t think it meshes with the considerable buildup You feel cheated as if the author wanted to wrap things up and too uickly On top of that there are some oversights that I uestion One has a character pressing a gun up against the chest of another character who stands above her after she has tripped and fell I m not super nit picky but that s glaring Another has a character who has mother in London going into a hospital and being released to one of the participants of the Harrow experiment It s like the mother is completely forgotten It would of been an easy thing to cut the family reference out When I see these kinds of things I feel it s simply sloppy or rushed writing In this case that s a shame because Clegg strikes me as being a solid writer who can tell a good story and create good characters Who doesn t love a haunted mansion. Ts to find out what lurks in its halls Together they assemble the people who can pierce the mansion's shadow. I ve never read a bad Leisure book so grab them whenever I see them out and about My first introduction to Clegg was The Attraction While the featured story was okay it was the additional novella The Necromancer which really got my juices flowing Set early in the 20th century it told the story of Englishman Justin Gravesend and how he became involved with a cult called the Chymera Magick in his early twenties Beyond the timeline of Necromancer Gravesend builds a foreboding mansion called Harrow on the banks of the Hudson River NY The Infinite is another book set in the haunted house of Harrow the third book in the series following Nightmare House and Mischief and preceding The Abandoned all available through Leisure Wealthy Ivy Martin buys Harrow after it is partially burnt down while in use as a school in Mischief one presumes She funds an experiment within its walls led by PSI Foundation head Jack Fleetwood He pays three people to stay at the notorious house three people whose abnormal powers he has studied over the ears Chet a nineteen ear old man with a simple life and telekinetic abilities Cali who can see the history of an object and helps the police in homicide cases and Frost Cane best selling author and reluctant Claire Voyant Along with the eccentric and mysterious Ivy Martin the ghost hunters are accompanied by Jack s
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