The House on the Strand
?The House on the Strand? is an extraordinary book dealing with a fascinating subject in an intriguing way. Its author Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel, through the use of a drug that sends the user back through time. This drug has apparent addictive qualities, pulling the main character, Dick Young deeper and deeper into a previous world, but as the book proceeds, it is deliberately confused. Is the drug addictive Or is the addiction his fascination with this world and its people Perhaps it?s a mix of them both as the drug expands his consciousness to the point where all he sees is so vivid and pure he can?t help but be attracted to this world. The author, through seamlessly melding two worlds into one, brings the personal crises of the main character Richard Young to the fore of the story.
Are these experiences hallucinatory, a subconscious escape from dissatisfaction with his own marital life Or has he really travelled back in time If he has indeed travelled back in time then these experiences match his subconscious and it is a true escape from the life he lives. More and more he grudges the hours
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