The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer

The House of Drought

Dennis Mombauer

106 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction horror speculative fiction dark emotional mysterious slow-paced


A HAUNTED HOUSE FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ERA. On the island of Sri Lanka, at a colonial mansion between the forest and the paddy fields, a caretaker arrives with four children in tow after pledging to keep them safe. When violent thugs storm the hou...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20 reviews


dark 92%
mysterious 78%
tense 42%
reflective 21%
challenging 14%
adventurous 7%
informative 7%


slow 46%
medium 26%
fast 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 42% | Character: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 42% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 38% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 61% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 7%

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