“Thus, magic in every papyrus; magic in all the religious formulas; magic bottled up in hermetically closed vials, many thousands of years old; magic in elegantly bound, modern works; magic in the most popular novels; magic in social gatherings; magic worse than that, sorcery—in the very air one…
With a Hemingwayesque build and the distinctively rounded vowels of his native Australia, Mr. Hughes became as familiar a presence on television as he was in print.
The Rectory by Robert J. Hughes
A great summer novel set in an Orient-like North Fork setting that will sends chills up your spine!
I just bought: The Rectory by Robert J. Hughes
The Rectory is a literary ghost story that explores what happens when a young mother, whose young son has died, seeks solace in an old house by the sea. Instead she finds an old diary, an eerie book - and unexpected visitors who prey upon the grief and desperation of others.
Life is short,
art lives long,
chance is chancey,
experiments are tricky,
judgment even more so.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”
~J.D. Salinger, from A Catcher in the Rye
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