After being kidnapped by a local tour guide who bears a striking resemblance to an ancient pharaoh, Harold Houdini is thrown in a deep pit next to the Great Sphinx. Whilst trying to break free, he happens across a large cave where he encounters the ancient god and inspiration for the Sphinx.
So another short story from H.P Lovecraft which didn’t go well with me. However this one is very special because it was written by very big names which are H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini. And if you know me, then you know that I’m a huge Harry Houdini fan and I would love to see he do some of his bull shit in person if I could go back in time. If we had time machines I would give all my money to just go back in time and see Harry Houdini do his bull shit.
But I gotta be honest with you here and say that this short story was boring and very uninterested. And I often found myself skimming through this story because I just couldn’t focus at the plot or anything in this short story.
The description which H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini provide us are the second best thing in this short story. The description really gives you the chills which I personally am a huge fan of.
However this short story involves too much descriptions which does not quite captivate me.
The writing style in the one was probably the worst I’ve seen H.P Lovecraft do in his short stories. It really surprised me how bad they it was.
I give this short story 1 / 5