Monday, June 22, 2009

The Croquet Player by H.G. Wells

The story of Mr. Frobisher, croquet player and pampered gentleman, and his rather rambling and short-lived conversations with a Dr. Finchatton and his psychotherapist Dr. Norbert. Acting more as an interested listener than a participatory conversationalist, Mr. Frobisher is drawn into a world of strange and primordial fear that consumes the minds of his newly found acquaintances to the point where these dreaded feelings begin to invade the psyche of Mr. Forbisher and create dreaded feelings of the mysterious village of Cainsmarsh and some of its inhabitants. This is a wonderfully devilish short work that invokes images of dark pasts and even darker futures within the minds of men.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR5774.C7 2004
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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