I continued my recent fascination with the work of Richard Matheson by reading Other Kingdoms. I didn’t seek out this specific book, but went to my local library branch and found it on the shelf.

Other Kingdoms is about an American WWI veteran who encounters a witch and a community of faeries in England after the war. Faerie stories generally aren’t my cup of tea, and this book didn’t change my mind.

I gave Other Kingdoms two stars on Goodreads. The narrator is extremely annoying, and a lot of things that happened in the plot didn’t make sense to me. In Matheson’s defense, this book was published about two years before his death, which indicates to me that he most likely wrote it when he was not at the top of his game. I’m reading another collection of Matheson’s early short story, and will be back with a review soon.

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