"...A gripping and poignant novel of psychic possession. The story begins when Arthur Lawford awakes from sleeping on the tomb of an eighteenth-century pirate, Nicholas Sabathier, to find that his face has become entirely different. Indeed, it bears an uncanny resemblance to a woodcut portrait of Sabathier in an old French book. At first, Lawford feels exactly himself; but a little later he senses "that other feebly struggling personality...beginning to insinuate itself into his consciousness." Is it possible for the spirit of a dead person, in its implacable will to continue its existence, to seize upon the living?" -- back cover.
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Review: The ReturnUser Review - David - Goodreads
The premise is really exciting for the early 1900s, and there are portions early in that are beautifully written. Slowly, the book turns into a bit of a rambling mess which is more about prolonged conversations and debates. What can I say, I am a reader who is overly fond of plot. Read full review
Review: The ReturnUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
Many reviewers rate this strange little plotless book poorly but I enjoyed it immensely! Weird mix of ghost story and philosophical discourse. Read full review