The Watcher
Charles Maclean

Charles Maclean’s horror classic is finally back in print

Friday, rush hour. Martin Gregory just manages to catch the 4:48 train. Tomorrow is his wife’s birthday and he plans to devote the weekend to her and their beloved dogs. But when he rises in the morning, Martin does something so horrific, so inexplicable, and so out of character that his only option is to run. A lost horror classic back in print at last, The Watcher chronicles Martin as his quest for understanding plunges him through shifting realities and twisted corridors of time, and into the deepest recesses of the human mind.

The Watcher book cover

This was a deeply satisfying novel for me. I hadn’t come across mephitic before, so that’s worth hearing; and the latency period dismissed by Freud as nonsexual being in actuality highly significant struck a chord, as well, making me evaluate things I hadn’t considered contributory toward my own sexual gestalten.
So, 5 stars for personal psychological exposition. Literary merit is harder to define when you’re busy untangling your own sexual proclivities.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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