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    uite a few of Daphne du Maurier's novels and short stories have been made into films and this is how many people have come to discover her work The House on the Strand is one of her lesser known novels; the penultimate novel by Daphne du Maurier from 1969 It is an unusual work about time travel and mind expanding drugs; themes wh

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    I read a CRAZY GOOD BOOK years ago called Blinding Light by Paul Theroux that The House on the Strand reminded me of at times CRAZYbut addicti

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    Who would have thought that the words 'time travel' and 'Daphne du Maurier' would go together in one sentence? Nevertheless this is exactly what she has written in The House on the Strand and she does it very well indeedI loved the Cornish setting all those places I have been and seen and which Du Maurier loved so much The main character time travels or does he? back to the fourteenth century to a place where he can ob

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    Daphne du Maurier writes very deep books that masuerade as mysteryromances No two are alike and in this novel she steps into the world of time travel or maybe she doesn’t After all have you ever read a du Mauri

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    Fill the GapsWhen it takes to time traveling stories I always prefer the ones that lead us into the pastWhy the past and not the future?Well the roots of present belong to the past and sometimes I just wish I could go there to sort some things outHowever I’m allowing some intrusive wandering thoughts sneak into this text cos apart from time traveling this line of thinking has nothing to do with this plotSo what’s this book all about?In

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    Daphne du Maurier and time travel? Sure let's give it a shotThat was my entire thought process when I decided to buy this from a secondhand bookstore last summer Rebecca is terrifying and brilliant and I figured that if du Maurier applied even a portion of her talent to this story it wouldn't be half bad And it wasn't I still prefer Rebecca but who doesn'tOur protagonist is Dick Young and he's agreed to be part of an experiment done by h

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    I was one of them and they did not know it I belonged amongst them and they did not know it This I think was the essence of what it meant to me To be bound yet free; to be alone yet in their company; to be born in my own ti

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    We are all bound one to the other through time and eternityWhile vacationing at the Cornwall home of old chum Magn

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    The next stop in my time travel marathon November being Science Fiction Month was The House on the Strand the 1

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    I began this on an out of town trip I have been totally smitten with Daphne lately Saw this on audible I had a credit I figured it would be good listening driving down the road I wish I had gotten Frenchman's Creek instead I hate to take anything away from those who love all things Daphne I myself was thinking to set out a

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Transport Dick from the house at Kilmarth to the Cornwall of the 14th centuryAlternate cover is available he. The next stop in my time travel marathon November being Science Fiction Month was The House on the Strand the 1969 novel by Daphne du Maurier I was delighted to learn that the author of Rebecca and The Birds had attempted to fuse one of her Gothic romances with time travel adventure and I had high expectations for this book If written by anyone but du Maurier it s unlikely I would ve finished it The author s depiction of how time travel could become an addiction and dissolve a modern marriage is compelling but the most incredible thing about the novel is how the scenes set in the distant past are nothing but one big information dump that made the novel a chore to readThe story takes place along the coastline of Cornwall where farmhouses and vacation homes stand atop the ruins of manors and churches dating back 600 years Richard Young mulling the directorship of a New York publishing house that his American wife Vida has urged him to accept is spending a week in the second home of his good friend Dr Magnus Lane a chemist at the University of London Richard and Magnus met at Cambridge and in many ways are closer than Richard is to Vida While his wife and two stepsons spend the week in New York Richard has been asked to test a drug Magnus has developed and imbibed with peculiar results the chemist is desperate to verify with someone he trusts Magnus unnamed hallucinogenic apparently has the ability to send the consciousness of the user through time where the traveler can observe but not participate in or alter the past of wherever their trip is taking place For reasons the author never sufficiently explains Richard and Magnus are sent back to Cornwall of the 14th century where they become attached to a certain Sir Roger Carminowe a scheming nobleman whose second wife Isolda Ferrers makes a striking impression on Richard Du Maurier s time travelers retain all of their senses except for one touch and touching a living person will immediately eject them from their experience One danger of the drug is that while the traveler is galavanting through the past their body enters a drunken stupor of sorts in the present making them vulnerable to things like roadways or bodies of water as they stumble about in a sleepwalk An even pressing danger are the addictive ualities of the drug which Richard soon begins to experience This creates problems when Vida and the boys return from New York and arrive in the village of Kilmarth where Richard has secluded himself and become obsessed with the soap opera unfolding in the past The marriage between Richard Vida uickly hits the rocks as she detects something about her husband seems different The House on the Strand isn t a bad novel Du Maurier s writing is as sharp as a tack Of her three considerable strengths character dialogue and atmosphere two are well represented here I liked how she contrasted the sort of stoicism between English men and the aggressiveness of American women without making Richard Magnus or Vida into stock characters With du Maurier I m always rooting for her women to work out their communication problems and expose the dark secrets of their men The domestic suspense had me flipping pages to reach the end As for the dialogue the scenes set in the present all flowed very well My problem with the novel is how poorly du Maurier integrated her love for Cornwall of the distant past with a compelling story The scenes set in the bygone are an information dump nothing The names and intrigue of the 14th century that du Maurier relates are simply a soap opera that her time travelers watch They do no not participate in alter the course of or encounter any risks in the 14th century A time travel novel that ceases to be compelling once its characters travel through time would be considered a failure on any scale The uestion is whether The House on the Strand should really be considered a time travel novel or notThe reason to read The House on the Strand are the present day scenes dealing with Richard s drug induced loosening grip on reality and his slowly dissolving marriage The material works far better as a substance abuse novel than a time travel novel The escalating domestic tension and web of lies recalls Rebecca where a wife suspects something from the past has taken hold over her husband But the possibilities of time travel are never touched on at all and the scenes set in the past were ones I had to skim in order to finish the book Without the vivid atmosphere du Maurier s successful novels I have trouble recommending this but can Snake Charmer unlikely I would ve finished it The author s depiction of how time travel could become an addiction and dissolve a modern marriage is compelling but the most incredible thing about the novel is how the scenes set in the distant past are nothing but one big information dump that made the novel a chore to readThe story takes place along the coastline of Cornwall where farmhouses and vacation homes stand atop the ruins of manors and churches dating back 600 years Richard Young mulling the directorship of a New York publishing house that his American wife Vida has Selected Poems urged him to accept is spending a week in the second home of his good friend Dr Magnus Lane a chemist at the University of London Richard and Magnus met at Cambridge and in many ways are closer than Richard is to Vida While his wife and two stepsons spend the week in New York Richard has been asked to test a drug Magnus has developed and imbibed with peculiar results the chemist is desperate to verify with someone he trusts Magnus Degas And The Little Dancer unnamed hallucinogenic apparently has the ability to send the consciousness of the Takeout Menu Organizer user through time where the traveler can observe but not participate in or alter the past of wherever their trip is taking place For reasons the author never sufficiently explains Richard and Magnus are sent back to Cornwall of the 14th century where they become attached to a certain Sir Roger Carminowe a scheming nobleman whose second wife Isolda Ferrers makes a striking impression on Richard Du Maurier s time travelers retain all of their senses except for one touch and touching a living person will immediately eject them from their experience One danger of the drug is that while the traveler is galavanting through the past their body enters a drunken stupor of sorts in the present making them vulnerable to things like roadways or bodies of water as they stumble about in a sleepwalk An even pressing danger are the addictive Secrets From The Grave ualities of the drug which Richard soon begins to experience This creates problems when Vida and the boys return from New York and arrive in the village of Kilmarth where Richard has secluded himself and become obsessed with the soap opera The Saga Of Thrond Of Gate unfolding in the past The marriage between Richard Vida The European Guilds uestion is whether The House on the Strand should really be considered a time travel novel or notThe reason to read The House on the Strand are the present day scenes dealing with Richard s drug induced loosening grip on reality and his slowly dissolving marriage The material works far better as a substance abuse novel than a time travel novel The escalating domestic tension and web of lies recalls Rebecca where a wife suspects something from the past has taken hold over her husband But the possibilities of time travel are never touched on at all and the scenes set in the past were ones I had to skim in order to finish the book Without the vivid atmosphere du Maurier s successful novels I have trouble recommending this but can

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Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane During his stay he agrees to serv. I read a CRAZY GOOD BOOK years ago called Blinding Light by Paul Theroux that The House on the Strand reminded me of at times CRAZYbut addicting IIn both books we get drawn into the main characters experience on a hallucinogenic drug The tension suspense fantasy is C R A Z Y and GOODI admit I liked Paul Theroux s book better a little better than Ms Maurier as this book was a sloggy slow start and got confusing in parts but then got WILD FUN again to the ending Blinding Light grabbed ya by the balls immediately but it did get repetitive towards the end so it had some flaws too The House on the Strand had some very uniue time travel twists characters that come alive and interesting medieval history drug trips Richard the drug user haha is no DICK he just idolizes his scientist friend Magnusdanger aheadWorth reading but not my 1st choice du Maurier novel bimbo-invasion-english-edition uniue time travel twists characters that come alive and interesting medieval history drug trips Richard the drug Sideways In Neverland user haha is no DICK he just idolizes his scientist friend Magnusdanger aheadWorth reading but not my 1st choice du Maurier novel

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E as guinea pig for a new drug Magnus has discovered in his biochemical research; the effect of which is to. Daphne du Maurier and time travel Sure let s give it a shotThat was my entire thought process when I decided to buy this from a secondhand bookstore last summer Rebecca is terrifying and brilliant and I figured that if du Maurier applied even a portion of her talent to this story it wouldn t be half bad And it wasn t I still prefer Rebecca but who doesn tOur protagonist is Dick Young and he s agreed to be part of an experiment done by his college friend Professor Magnus Lane Dick will live in Magnus s house in Cornwall and take the prescribed doses of a substance the professor has created which will enable him to time travel What is this substance and how precisely does it work ShhhhhhhNot only does the substance transport Dick into the past it transports him to a very specific past when he takes the dose he witnesses events that happened in the exact location he happens to be except in the 14th century We and Dick learn that the land around Magnus s house used to be owned by the Carminowe family a group of nobles who in addition to their own inter family drama were also involved in some skullduggery involving the throne of England Dick s unknowing guide is Roger a steward working for the family For reasons that are unfortunately never explained Dick always ends up near Roger when he travels back in time and doesn t seem capable of wandering too far away from him when he s in the past By following Roger Dick meets the extended Carminowe clan which includes a very bad man named Oilver Carminowe and his very pretty wife Isolda the family is all siblings and in laws and even with the family tree provided at the beginning of the book I could never uite keep the characters straight in my head You can probably guess where this is going Dick becomes interested in his trips to the past than his life in the present and this has a disastrous effect on his own family The drug has its downsides obviously first when Dick is in the 14th century touching anyone or anything will instantly send him back to the present which at least means that we don t have to worry about Dick accidentally going Terminator on his own future Also the aftereffects of the drug include nausea temporary paralysis and severe disorientation While under the influence of the drug Dick continues to walk around in a kind of stupor and wakes up having no idea where he is And on top of all that the drug is extremely addictive So it s a bad time all around As you can see from my rating overall I was meh on this one but I ll admit that there were plenty of parts that had me engrossed Like Dick who gets only little bits of information at a time while he ping pongs around in time I was interested in learning just what Isolda s husband was up to and what the conseuences would be for her Daphne du Maurier does dramatic tension and shady secrets like nobody s business so Dick s obsession with the exploits of people who died centuries ago was understandable to me because she made it fascinating But still three stars only First Dick is wait for it a dick RIMSHOT He s clearly supposed to be unlikeable the way he treats his wife and stepsons with either indifference or contempt was particularly charming but that didn t make it easy to root for him The trips to the past while fun and interesting are serious info dumps and reuire the historical characters to keep doing that thing where they ll be talking to someone and say Well as you know and then proceed to explain in detail exactly what this other person supposedly knows already Ugh But altogether this ended up being a lot engrossing and creepy than I expected the fact that Dick can t touch anything while watching the Carminowe s makes him begin to believe that he s becoming some kind of ghost and that the people in the 14th century are the ones who are really alive while Dick and his family are only a kind of memory At its best The House on the Strand is a dark Gothic story of a man slowly losing his grip on reality