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I’m trying to remember the name of a book I read a long time ago. I don’t remember much. I do remember the main character wakes up in a darkened area, possibly a city. He has no memory.Then there is something about a mirror? And I can’t remember for sure but I think there are creatures that are either hunting him or that he ends up finding. I know it’s not much to go on. I think I remember something about a car or a bus, maybe it’s a focal point or where he woke up? Any help would be great.

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  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. It's not clear if you're asking about one book; it sounds like two different books. If so you need to split this into 2 questions so each can have its own answer. It would also be good if you added when you read this.
    – DavidW
    Sep 22 at 7:14
  • Hi Robert. We prefer only one book per question so I've edited your question to ask only about the first book. Please post a separate question asking about the series. Thanks :-) Sep 22 at 8:41
  • A long shot: A.E. van Vogt's *The World of Null-A". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_of_Null-A Sep 22 at 12:02

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This sounds somewhat like H.P. Lovecraft's "The Outsider" Full Story and the synopsis.

the main character wakes up in a darkened area

He lives alone in a dark castle in an endless forest.

He has no memory.

This also checks out, he has no clear memory how he got there or even how long he has been there.

I think there are creatures that are either hunting him or that he ends up finding.

Later the main character finds another castle where he finds other people, but those are normal humans. He does see a horrible creature in the castle, this comes back in the last point:

Then there is something about a mirror?

The story ends with the reveal that the creature he saw was just his own reflection in a mirror.

What doesn't fit with your description is that it's just a short story, not a full book, there is obviously no mention of cars or busses, it's not set in a city and no one hunts him.

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