Professor James Lowry didn’t believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn’t remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing – slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember. Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a warning from the shadows: If you find your hat you’ll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die…
I have read several pulp fiction books written by L. Ron Hubbard and enjoyed reading them so when I came across the opportunity to read Fear, I jumped at the opportunity. I expected something along the lines of his pulp fiction books and was met with something else.
I hate to admit that I really, really struggled with this book. In fact, I whined about how much I hated it. None of it was making any sense to me. I couldn’t figure any of it out. I was lost.
The ending took me by complete surprise and I had to sit back and just unwind because I was still confused and wasn’t able to put all the pieces together.
Now that it is the next day, I can understand it a little better. This was definitely unlike any book I have ever read.
Now that I know the end, I want to go back through and re-read it to see if it makes more sense from beginning to end.
I no longer hate the book, but it isn’t ranked among my favorites.
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 280 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
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