Thread: The Night Land
June 16th 2012, 09:54 PM #1
The Night Land
Has anyone here read The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson?
I think it's one of the most incredible works of fiction I've ever read. His portrayal of a world plunged into perpetual darkness and the last remnants of humanity at the mercy of cosmic forces stays with the reader long after he or she has finished the novel.
I think it's a testament to Hodgson's immense skill as a writer that the story is so compelling, despite the fact that he breaks just about every rule of good writing I've learned in college-level composition. Those who've read the novel probably know what I mean.I've come to realize that Ivo just might be right about more things than we give him credit for. And yes, that is scary. -Little Shepherd
June 17th 2012, 06:17 PM #2
Re: The Night Land
On topic. I haven't read any of his work, but the concept sounds intriguing"If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
-Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
"...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
-Ben Witherington III
June 18th 2012, 10:13 PM #3
Re: The Night Land
I would heartily recommend checking it out if you have the time. The novel is in the public domain; several websites have it available to read for free.
The only caveat though is that Hodgson wrote it in a pseudo-17th century style. If you can get past that, the novel is excellent.I've come to realize that Ivo just might be right about more things than we give him credit for. And yes, that is scary. -Little Shepherd
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