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Another Wheatley curiosity

Post by Darren » Fri 7 Mar, 2014 22:57:29

Following on from my previous post of the recent DW posters, here is another recent curious item.

The Sign of Glaaki is a book by Steven Savile and Steve Lockley that was released in January this year. It is released as part of the Arkham Horror series.

The author's website describes it as follows - "It pits history’s most esteemed escape artist, Harry Houdini, and his friend, bestselling novelist, Dennis Wheatley, against ancient evil in the small New England town of Dunwich."

More details can be found at: http://www.stevensavile.com/wordpress/what-2014-holds

I'll read it and update you further.
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Re: Another Wheatley curiosity

Post by Jim » Sat 8 Mar, 2014 13:26:49

Darren wrote: "It pits history’s most esteemed escape artist, Harry Houdini, and his friend, bestselling novelist, Dennis Wheatley, against ancient evil in the small New England town of Dunwich."
Interesting to see DW as a character in two novels in just a few years. History be damned: Wheatley's first book wasn't published until after Houdini's death, although the magician did have a friend who was a writer--Walter B. Gibson who, as "Maxwell Grant," created the adventures of The Shadow. Let us know what you think...

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Post by ericmocata » Sat 8 Mar, 2014 16:43:39

Darren, where do you find this stuff? You're kind of like a Wheatley bloodhound. Maybe you have some extra sense. You just somehow know it's there. Crazy stuff.

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Post by Darren » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 17:15:05

Either that or I lead a very sad and boring life. :smt090
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Post by shanedwyer » Tue 11 Mar, 2014 16:23:25

Is this the first of the two novels (in which DW appears as a character) you're referring to Jim?

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Post by Jim » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 02:15:31

shanedwyer wrote:Is this the first of the two novels (in which DW appears as a character) you're referring to Jim?
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I didn't know about that one! I was referring to F.G. Cottam's House of Lost Souls, which makes three.

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Post by shanedwyer » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 07:22:00

Blimey- The House of Lost Souls. I could only manage the first couple of chapters. One of the worst pieces of hackwork I've ever come across (although if I'd known DW was going to make an appearance, I might have persevered).

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Post by Jim » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 16:19:21

shanedwyer wrote:Blimey- The House of Lost Souls. I could only manage the first couple of chapters. One of the worst pieces of hackwork I've ever come across (although if I'd known DW was going to make an appearance, I might have persevered).
Don't worry--you didn't miss anything. It was only a vaguely accurate portrayal, and seemed (as I recall) to focus more on the UN-likeable aspects of DW's personality.

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Post by shanedwyer » Thu 13 Mar, 2014 08:21:21

That's useful to know- thanks Jim. Saves me having to revisit that awful book.

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