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Gibbous House

Gibbous House Moffat is an indiscriminate killer and verbose criminal thriving in the underbelly of th century London When he unexpectedly inherits Gibbous House an expansive estate in Northumbria he heads nort

  • Title: Gibbous House
  • Author: Ewan Lawrie
  • ISBN: 9781783520893
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Moffat is an indiscriminate killer and verbose criminal thriving in the underbelly of 19th century London When he unexpectedly inherits Gibbous House, an expansive estate in Northumbria, he heads north on a journey that raises questions about his own identity and quickly leads to issues of morality, addiction and murder.Gibbous House, Moffat discovers, already plays homeMoffat is an indiscriminate killer and verbose criminal thriving in the underbelly of 19th century London When he unexpectedly inherits Gibbous House, an expansive estate in Northumbria, he heads north on a journey that raises questions about his own identity and quickly leads to issues of morality, addiction and murder.Gibbous House, Moffat discovers, already plays home to a motley cast of characters the beautiful and seductive Ellen Pardoner, the conniving attach Maccabi and the arrogant scientist Enoch manager of the mansion s esoteric collection Moffat s greed fuelled pursuit of his inheritance takes him deep into a crazed, conspiratorial plot and a series of tense, psychological showdowns.Gibbous House is a dark, Victorian thriller told with modern wit and brimming with historical detail Rich with atmosphere and intense psychological drama, it brings modern irony to the rich texture of the classic gothic novel.

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    1. Gibbous House is an architectural curiosity. It’s an imposing feature on the landscape and is home to guests that require urgent psychological assistance. From the moment you step inside a world of decaying morals, Gothic ambience and the author’s quick wit, you will find fate dealing a shocking hand to those blissfully unaware of the game they are playing. Ah, that brings me to Mr Alastair Moffat. He’s oddly charming for a murderous scoundrel and has a flippant sense of humour, even under [...]

    2. I must admit I could not wait for the hard copy and downloaded the book from Unbound. Gibbous House is a historical novel that wears its learning lightly. Nothing is at it seems. Foucault’s Pendulum springs to mind. And if Umberto Eco joked that he had created the character Dan Brown who wrote the Da Vinci Code, then Ewan Lawrie is his bastard child. There is a scene in Marvyn Peake’s comic grotesque Gormenghast when the inhabitants around the castle come to pay homage by offering their best [...]

    3. The black sense of humour lurking underneath the metered, mellifluous use of language in Gibbous House is really what makes it work so well. Clothes, meals, possessions, and the house itself (a great house of mystery, ensconced in a classic eerie English landscape) are given such detailed, loving description by the very unpredictable narrator, but really the draw, for me, was the increasingly creepy twists, turns and tunnels of the house. I love a Gothic mystery, and this is a good one.

    4. This is my book of the year.It plunges you into this world where you know immediately that the protagonist is not a good person based on not only his actions but his attitude towards his late wife.I had no idea where this book was going to go up until the last few pages and it was fun, dark and full of twists and turns.

    5. No spoilers. Gibbous House is an aporto, a jerez, a resinous-block-of-poppy of a novel: rich, dry, and intoxicating. If you’ve seen Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, you’ll have an inkling, but this is a much more persuasive pastiche of Gothic literature. Better read—I think there were hints of Ann Radcliffe in there, as well as the work of William Godwin’s daughter—and more nuanced, with richer characterisation (the eccentric Professor Jeddermann, for starters) and a much wider can [...]

    6. I supported this book on Unbound before fully realising what it was about. That is not to say that I was at all disappointed when I found out that it was a dark and mysterious Victorian novel, far from it. In fact it is just my steaming hot mug of tea, a pot of it in fact.Unlike some other reviews that I see on , I will not hamper my judgement on this fine book by giving away too much of what is held in the pages therein. No, I shall simply say that; if you have a taste for 19th century fiction, [...]

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