Anyone read the Evenmere books by James Stoddard?

galanx

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It sounds interesting.

Welcome to the House that God built. Evenmere, the High House, that unending ever-changing building which crosses and contains worlds. It is, and represents, all Creation, an enigma, a parable, a mystery. Within its halls and rooms, passages and basements, attics and terraces, are the undreamt worlds, the lands of dream, places like Ooz and Innman Tor and Arkalen. The House bridges upon our own world, but is far more than a house. It just Is.

James Stoddard, The High House and The False House
Anybody read these?
 

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Yes, ages ago. They are wonderful books, like every other fantasy novel ever rolled into one and full of haunting imagery. There's a third one, called Evenmere, just been released which I have yet to read. Need to reread the others first.
 

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Didn't he also do a a retelling William Hope Hodgson's The Nightland ?
Yes that's right, apparently because the original is considered too 'difficult' for modern readers. I haven't read the retelling though, I like the original the way it is, it's more like poetry than prose.
 

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Yes that's right, apparently because the original is considered too 'difficult' for modern readers. I haven't read the retelling though, I like the original the way it is, it's more like poetry than prose.

It took me long time to get through The Nightland. I would never read it again. Great imagery but overall very poorly written. I wish he had written it in the same style as The House on The Borderland .
 

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