The Sorcery Club

The Sorcery Club Three people make a pact with the Unknown to obtain occult powers Unfortunately they didn t realize with whom they made the pact

  • Title: The Sorcery Club
  • Author: Elliott O'Donnell
  • ISBN: 2940012351210
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Nook
  • Three people make a pact with the Unknown to obtain occult powers Unfortunately, they didn t realize with whom they made the pact

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    1. Elliott O’Donnell (1872-1965) is hardly known in this country, but in England he was for many years its most celebrated ghost-hunter. By turns melodramatic, slapstick, sentimental, racist, misogynist, embarrassing and horrific, “The Sorcery Club” is hardly a great novel of the supernatural. It lacks the artistic seriousness, power and conviction, as well as the stylistic excellence, of such masterpieces as Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” or John Meade Falkner’s “The Lost Stradivari [...]

    2. It didn't really grip me. To be honest, I read it so sporadically and skimmed through most of the pages, I barely know what I have actually read So don't take my review to heart, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

    3. San Francisco is in the grip of an economic collapse, and three clerks find themselves on the verge of starvation until one of them discovers a strange old book in a junk shop. The book dates back several hundred years, and is an account of the history of the lost civilisation of Atlantis and a practical guide to Atlantean black magic. By means of this tome they make contact with mysterious entities, who offer them a pact – if the three of them can abstain from marriage and from quarrelling wi [...]

    4. This story had the potential to be good, but it was executed poorly by O'Donnell. Not only are the characters very shallow and hard to be empathetic to, but the author himself comes off as quite racist and certainly sexist. While the same offensive undertones can be picked up in his other "non-fiction" works, it's quite apparent in The Sorcery Club and makes a mediocre piece of work into a rather detestable one.

    5. The fast-paced story telling and interesting aspect of "Atlantean Sorcery" made this an exciting read. However, over the course of the story there were cringe-worthy moments which I forgave due to the time this book was published.

    6. If you can get past the casual racism, anti-Semitism, turn of the last century British snobbery, shallow character development, and over simple storytelling a fast and amusing read.

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