Published: August 12th, 2014
Excerpt from the back: On November the Second we landed in Richmond. On the Third, we met the lawyer, Glew. On the Fourth, he’s driven us in his Mercedes to our new home… About three miles from the centre of Point Bless, the car takes a right turn down the step of a T; then we travel along a gravel driveway that shoves the house deep into the estate, hiding it from the main road. The roadside crop fields have been replaced by untamed woods that might once have been gardens, but then the trees halt well before the building, respecting the vast empty court at whose centre sits – AXTON HOUSE –
Review: I rather enjoyed this book and the format that it was told in. It was told with: diary entries, letters, audio and video recording transcripts, newspaper clippings and telegrams. I understand the “House of Leaves”-esque of it as it involves a house with supernatural things happening and the format in which it is told. Other than that, I really don’t see anymore similarities.
I feel like the story ended abruptly. I got so involved in what would happen when it all came together and just like that it ended. I feel like another ending would have been better suited. Although, I wouldn’t change the epilogue. That was good.
Overall, I had fun reading this novel. I always enjoy books that tell stories in non-conventional ways. Plus, who doesn’t want to read about supernatural things?
Rating: 3.75/5 stars!