Jean Ray

Jean Ray was a Belgian writer best known for his macabre and fantastical stories. He also wrote under the pseudonym John Flanders. His works are considered significant in the genre of horror and fantasy literature.


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  1. 1. Malpertuis

    "Malpertuis" is a gothic novel that weaves together the surreal and the macabre, telling the story of a mysterious and ancient house in Belgium that is as much a character as the people inhabiting it. The narrative unfolds through the eyes of a young man who becomes entangled in the enigmatic and often disturbing events within the walls of Malpertuis. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the house is a labyrinthine trap for a pantheon of gods who have dwindled in power and are now imprisoned in mortal forms by the dying will of an old and cunning man. The novel blends mythology, horror, and philosophy, creating an unsettling and dreamlike atmosphere that questions the nature of reality and the gods' place in the modern world.

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