What I’m Reading – The Haunting of HG Wells

The Haunting of HG Wells by Robert Masello - was not what I was expecting from its description. Well, that's not entirely true - it touched on what I was expecting.

Interestingly enough, though, it ended up being another book that's a little outside my normal lanes, which can be interesting.

I'm not entirely sure how it's described, but I'd call it a historical thriller with some light paranormal elements.

Strangely enough, while it leaned into its time period (WWI) I found it light in both thrillers and paranormal elements.  That said, there's something about the book that's much more than the sum of its parts.

I can't explain it. I suspect it's the characters. Something gripped me with this book.  After getting to about 65% - 70% through it, I'd set it down. DNF. I'd moved on to another book in my pile. However, I just kept thinking about The Haunting... After getting about 10% into the next book, I stopped and had to go back to finish - I had to see how the story resolved.

It ended well, a solid & enjoyable conclusion.  Still, I think what I took away from it the most was the setting. I haven't read much or experience much other media & content in WWI. The details were solid and believable enough to make for a really compelling world for the tale - with WWI serving as both a setting and in many ways, a character.