The Hanover Block
Living in the long shadow of a tragic accident, Marion struggles through his solitary suburban life. He's resigned himself to a static existence, to living and dying in a world where every house looks exactly the same. Then he notices changes in his neighborhood. Tool sheds and playhouses are... show more
Living in the long shadow of a tragic accident, Marion struggles through his solitary suburban life. He's resigned himself to a static existence, to living and dying in a world where every house looks exactly the same. Then he notices changes in his neighborhood. Tool sheds and playhouses are cropping up all over, hastily constructed and set at odd angles. The nutjob down the road builds an outhouse in the middle of his front yard, and the guy right next door is erecting two geodesic climbing domes, one nested inside the other.
People are doing strange things on their lawns.
Publish date: 02-11-2014
Publisher: new dollar pulp
Pages no: 74
Edition language: English
The Hanover Block by Gregor Xane is a novella that was released in November last year and has sat patiently waiting for me to pick it up ever since. What stopped me? That's an easy one, that fucking thing on the front cover. I mean what the fuck is it, well I can't tell you, it will ruin the story b...
The quick disclaimer: Mr Xane and I follow each other on Goodreads and Booklikes. I have never interacted with him beyond a couple of polite comments on his feed. Hence I do not think my review is biased, but on that you can make up your own mind.Colour me officially grossed out. It takes a signific...
Full disclosure: Gregor Xane is a collaborator of mine on several horror anthologies. However, he's a collaborator I sought out for a reason. He's an incredibly talented writer with a deliriously inventive and twisted imagination. I've enjoyed his previous works, the novella Six Dead Spots, the shor...
I will have nightmares forever about that cover. And then there's the story itself. This is a compelling read, to the point that you're aware that not only are things fucked up, but they'll only get worse - and you still can't stop reading. Because despite how fucked up things, and even the...
The beginning is a little aimless, and yet interesting because of its language and imagery, and empathic engagement with the main character. Slow motion becomes like a Hitchcock film, suspenseful. Xane can make the ordinary seem both beautiful and creepy with his poetic, detailed awareness of everyt...
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