The Wanderer in Unknown Realms Lionel Maulding a rare book collector has gone missing from his country home in Norfolk When his nephew approaches Mr Maulding s solicitor Mr Quayle to look into the matter the investigation is p

  • Title: The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
  • Author: John Connolly
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  • Page: 319
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  • Lionel Maulding, a rare book collector, has gone missing from his country home in Norfolk When his nephew approaches Mr Maulding s solicitor, Mr Quayle, to look into the matter, the investigation is passed on to Soter, a WWI veteran, who has done similar detective work for Quayle.From the nature of books in Lionel Maulding s impressive library at Bromdum Hall, it is clearLionel Maulding, a rare book collector, has gone missing from his country home in Norfolk When his nephew approaches Mr Maulding s solicitor, Mr Quayle, to look into the matter, the investigation is passed on to Soter, a WWI veteran, who has done similar detective work for Quayle.From the nature of books in Lionel Maulding s impressive library at Bromdum Hall, it is clear that he was greatly interested in the occult But how far did that take him There is evidence of the withdrawal of 10,000, an extraordinary sum of money for the purchase of a single book.As Soter delves deeper into the connection between Lionel Maulding s disappearance and the possible existence of the rare book Atlas of Unknown Realms, he starts to question his own sanity Did Lionel Maulding release evil into the world, or is Soter suffering from post traumatic stress As we follow Soter from the slowly decaying Bromdum Hall to the sinister bookseller in Chelsea and the book scout in Whitechapel, we enter his nightmare world where his horrific experiences in the trenches echo the fearful reality unleashed by his search.

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    1. I am a HUGE John Connolly fan. His Charlie Parker series is one of the few that I have stuck with over the years. The writing is still inventive and fresh, and Mr. Connolly can weave words with the best of them. This novella is no exception.I don't get into the plot too much in my reviews, so I will only say the following:If you are a fan of well written horror literature with a touch of intensity, in the vein of books like The Turn of The Screw or The Haunting of Hill House, this novella was wr [...]

    2. Soter, a former British soldier turned private detective, is charged with investigating the sudden disappearance of wealthy recluse and obsessive book collector Lionel Maudling. Soter's boss, the wealthy bookkeeper of the missing man in question, urges the utmost discretion in the search for Mr. Maudling's whereabouts. Can Soter find Maudling before the trail runs cold or will an unknown presence jeopardize Soter’s already fragile state of mind?Connolly does a great job here working within the [...]

    3. I am a HUGE John Connolly fan. His Charlie Parker series is one of the few that I have stuck with over the years. The writing is still inventive and fresh, and Mr. Connolly can weave words with the best of them. This novella is no exception. I don't get into the plot too much in my reviews, so I will only say the following: If you are a fan of well written horror literature with a touch of intensity, in the vein of books like The Turn of The Screw or The Haunting of Hill House, this novella was [...]

    4. A brilliant novella from Connolly about the search for a missing wealthy man and the discovery of a mysterious book with potential world-changing powers. The writing is flawless as you sink deeper and deeper into the mystery, which does not disappoint in its conclusion. Connolly once again proves why he is the best out there at this, bar none. Very highly recommended.

    5. A missing man, a long lost ancient book of unknown realms and the man hired to find out the truth about the disappearance and what exactly happens if the book gets opened. Unfortunately, some books and people were never meant to be found, unless they want to be… John Connolly is one of the best. I have never read anything that was less than stellar from him. His stories are rich with elegant prose and his writing style keeps the story moving at a perfect pace. This could have easily been a ful [...]

    6. I’m having trouble with Kindle Singles - they’re either so short they’re barely a short story, or they really need to be a novel to do the subject justice. You just don’t know what you’re getting. The Wanderer in Unknown Realms is John Connolly’s much publicised Kindle Single, a horror story of novella length that should really be a novel. He’s a brilliant writer, so I wasn’t surprised to be engaged with a world of Dickensian characters (the lawyer Quayle, the sinister bookseller [...]

    7. I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. As a general rule I love John Connolly. Both The Book of Lost Things and The Museum of Literary souls were delightful, incorporating some slightly creepy elements and what lets face it is the dream of most book lovers, books coming to life. This book follows a similar premise, examining the role and impact books have on our world arguing:“Books alter men, and men, in their turn, alter worlds.” Its certainly an interesting premise. However I nev [...]

    8. This was an engaging novella from one of my favourite writers. Full of brilliant prose and atmospheric tension which are always John Connolly's strong points. It touched on the supernatural, other-worlds and fragile minds. The historical setting and language flowed flawlessly with the premise of the story. I love books about books. "Books are not fixed objects: They transmit words and ideas. Their effect on each reader is unique. They put pictures in our minds. They take root. "This is exactly w [...]

    9. A nightmarish novella, written in the time honored tradition of the classic "weird tale", Connolly simultaneously transports and terrifies the reader in this tale about the search for a missing book collector and a mythical tome that makes the Necronomicon pale in comparison.

    10. Дадох една звезда отгоре, защото Конъли е автор, който много харесвам и някои от книгите му са нещо, което удря в земята и титани на жанра. Плюсът на това книжле е, че е тъничко, ала минусите По-добре да не се спирам на тях.

    11. it's Connolly, so of course the writing is stellar perfectly chosen settings and characters (caricatures??) with a slowly developing tale of a missing book collector and something much much more diabolical less of the horror-type tale, more of the atmospheric and eerie, kind of Poe-etical one question: based on what transpires, who wrote this transcript of woe and otherworldly beings??? as i read this, i kept wondering: have i already read this already? seems the place settings are in fact revis [...]

    12. This little story ended up going places I didn’t expect it to. Probably because I didn’t read the blurb. I just saw it was John Connolly and immediately snapped it up. I think it was a freebie from Simon & Schuster or something. Or I skimmed the blurb. Either way imagine my surprise when it ended up spiraling down the rabbit hole.The voice is very quirky and old timey and harkened back to a more Edwardian era where things were PROPER and put together. And then the story dissolves into ch [...]

    13. Окултна книга вещае края на света: knigolandiafo/book-review/sИзрично дирих дали книгата не е част от поредица, което би я оправдало по някакъв начин, но не е. Първата ми среща с Джон Конъли си е разочарование и добрият стил, на който е написана, не може да спаси сюжетната недостатъчност. [...]

    14. Superb. Chilling, beautifully written and another triumph for John Connolly. This is the man who can write about a small dachshund called Colin and about apocalyptic ends of the world and make either book utterly compelling. This is a very bleak novella, exquisitely written with an intriguing plot. Any genuine book lover will find this very disturbing. What if books were like a virus: they infected the mind? Look at what's happening in the world now: a dark tide creeping over Europe, the lights [...]

    15. Story-wise, much about THE WANDERER IN UNKNOWN REALMS falls flat. The pieces of the plot don't always fit together as precisely as they should, and the horror elements are sometimes more cheesy than scary, like watching a SILENT HILL movie.But, man, talk about your well-written prose! Definitely the best-written .99 Kindle Single I've encountered thus far.The basic premise is sound, and I love Connolly's blending of horror and detective story, like the literary offspring of Dennis Lehane and H.P [...]

    16. My most substantial complaint is this horror mystery ended too soon. So much was appealing including the WW1 veteran now investigator, Mr. Soter. Highly capable but haunted by the battlefield, he accepts a missing person case that soon centres on a missing book. This tome holds a dangerous power and as Soter closes in the pace, intrigue and scares masterfully accelerate. Connolly reminds us in a few clever ways that books can influence, even change, the world.As always, his turn of phrase invite [...]

    17. John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series has become increasingly anaemic of late, evidence perhaps of a publisher unwilling to slaughter the proverbial cash cow.More is the pity because this brief novella, published around the time of The Wrath of Angels, shows what a fine horror writer Connolly is. (Everything Dead Thing remains one of the best novels I have ever read).Unknown Realms is a glorious homage to Lovecraft, replete with mysterious tomes and weird malformed creatures from distant unive [...]

    18. Although too short by half, I really enjoyed this creepy trip to post-WWI London! Sotor is set on the task to find wealthy book collector Maulding, who seems to have vanished into thin airher air? Sotor discovers the hermit has become obsessed with books on the occult in particular, one they may be better off unfound.

    19. It's been too long since I have read any of John Connolly's delicious booksThis didn't disappoint and makes me want to seek out the Charlie Parker series (I have only read a couple and they were out of sequence) as Soter seems to be of the same breed of private detective.

    20. scary stuff - written in slightly dated language which works for the setting but different to Connolly's usual Charlie Parker books

    21. Seriously, what a creepy, eerie story. I did not sleep well the night I read this. It was so good, freaky, and needed to be longer!!!

    22. A very short tale.hardly seemed like a book at all it went so quicklybut very intriguing and bizarre and scary a tingly funny-feeling to the innards- kind of scary way! You'll love it!

    23. I've been reading a lot of horror lately because I'm obsessed with why a judge in a horror writing contest told me my story wasn't horror. After reading The Wanderer in Unknown Realms I've come to the conclusion that, maybe, there is no hope for the characters in horror. Am I wrong?Anyway, it's sad that there is no hope in The Wanderer in Unknown Realms because the poor guy has been through so much, watching comrades die needlessly due to lack of good leadership during World War I, seeing his fa [...]

    24. Surprisingly good book! Couldn't put it down, read it in one go ;) A friend recommended me John Connolly so I will likely be reading the rest of his works. I really liked the main character and his struggles, the supernatural element was truly creepy and well the ending leaves you wondering, and kind of sad for not knowing weather his struggle is physical or psychological. Feels refreshing to read something so catchy after a long stream of mediocre literature.

    25. John Connolly’s latest piece of longer fiction continues his previous adventures into the horror realm with a full blooded novella firmly in the weird fiction tradition.We follow the trials of Soter, a first world war veteran as he tries to make some money by investigating the disappearance of Lionel Maulding. The quest soon takes him into the occult book world and the search for a fabled and feared missing tome.That brief plot synopsis might lead you to believe that this novella has little ne [...]

    26. I've owned this ebook for at least a year now but I just got around to reading it and now I wish I hadn't waited so long! I'm a big fan of John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things, which I regularly list as one of my favorite books. The Wanderer in Unknown Realms is definitely up there with it.It starts off feeling very much like a Sherlock Holmes, Victorianesque-era detective story. However, it quickly shifts and before you know it, you're in the middle of an H.P. Lovecraft eldritch horror very [...]

    27. This story scared the heck out of me! READ IT! It creeped me out so much that I went and closed my bedroom window because there was no way I was letting stuff creep up on me in the dark! :)It ends on a cliffhanger. The thing that disappointed me, so much that it came as a shock, was that the story ends at the 85% mark (as a Kindle ebook), with the last 15% being a preview of another book. The ending just rushed up at me. I did rather expect more of an explanation at the end, but that's that. It [...]

    28. "Ако "защо" беше първият и последен въпрос, то "защото бях любопитна какво ще стане" беше първият и последен отговор. Подобен отговор е бил даден на самия Бог в райската градина и винаги е бил предопределен да бъде причината за края на властта на човеците над нещата."Подхванах [...]

    29. his is the first novella I've read from John Connolly, but not my first read from him. Because of this, I know that his stories are always dark, and a bit odd. I love everything about the way that he writes. It's so atmospheric, that it reminds me a lot of reading Poe. Dark, foreboding, and bleak, yet you can't look away.I thought Soter was an interesting enough character, what with his background in the military. The fact that he was a veteran made his reactions to otherwise extremely creepy oc [...]

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