The Beetle (Broadview Editions)
Publish date: 2004-04-30
Publisher: Broadview Press
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
DNF The first part was really good but the second part was slow and boring. The story might get more absorbing and I'm somehow reluctantly DNF-ing this book but chapter 16 was the last straw.
Strange little horror that starts out truly creepy but unfortunately devolves into a Victorian chase-about with the evil "Harab" racing about London and southern Britain with an enormous bundle on his head and two hypnotized victims in tow (I'm not exaggerating). Full of the wonderful gender and ra...
And so the creepiness opens thusly:'No room!--Full up!'He banged the door in my face.That was the final blow.To have tramped about all day looking for work; to have beggedeven for a job which would give me money enough to buy a littlefood; and to have tramped and to have begged in vain,--that wasbad...