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j9brown
The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Pickpick

Good and scary! I wish there was more!

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Staci
The Call of Cthulhu | H.P. Lovecraft
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Panpan

A horror story involving a cult conjuring up this monster. Not one of my favorites.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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Pickpick

There are a few great stories in this, but there are a few that aren't worth bothering with.

It goes without saying that even someone as skilled as Lovecraft will still have a few misses, it's just a shame that the editors didn't have the discernment to leave out the poorer stories in this collection.

It still scores a 4/5 rating because there were more hits than misses.

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TheWolfbehindTheEyes
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Whosoever speaketh of Cthulhu shall remember that he but seemeth dead; he sleeps, and yet he does not sleep; he has died, and yet he is not dead; asleep and dead though he is, he shall rise again. Again, it should be shown that: That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange eons even death may die.

So I opened up my bag and @hannah-leeloo may have hidden something for me to find thank you very very much in love with this bool

hannah-leeloo You're welcome 4w
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rsteve388
The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
Pickpick

What a great shirt horror novel that combines, racism of NY in the 1960's with magic and elements of fantasy. Excellent story as an Audiobook. Thoroughly engaging.

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VioletMoonBooks
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Michael_Gee
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Mehso-so

A graphic novel adaptation of a final Lovecraft tale that brings together elements of his earlier works; a story of dreams and recovered memories of past lives. Lovecraft is an unusual choice. So much of the pleasure that comes from reading him is his language and the horror is lurking and ineffable. I liked seeing his descriptions put to page & appreciated the beauty, but missed the creeping horror I usually feel when reading his stories.

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swynn
A Song for Quiet | Cassandra Khaw
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Pickpick

(2017) Here's a good one, y'all. It's a novella about a bluesman with a deep blue soul that something from beyond mistakes for empty when it gives him a song with monsters in it. It's about justice and loss and the blues and the kind of weird dread that "Disciples of Cthulhu" should have been full of and wasn't. Second in Khaw's "Persons Non Grata" series, but it stands well on its own.

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swynn
The Disciples of Cthulhu | Edward P. Berglund
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Mehso-so

(1976) It's a collection of nine stories by different authors, inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's weird stories about ancient gods and monsters. It's a bit of a disappointment: a few stories are duds, and even the ones I liked suffer from mannered prose that I assume was intended to imitate Lovecraft's. Still the stories by Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, and Walter DeBill made it worthwhile.

This was my #BookSpin for April.
@TheAromaofBooks

charl08 Those look well read! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
swynn @charl08 They're mostly harvested from used bookstores. I ain't picky. 😁 2mo
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AvidReader25
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Mehso-so

A geologist on an expedition in Antarctica finds himself in a terrifying situation when he discovers an ancient civilization of "Elder" creatures. Lovecraft is a master at slowly building suspense. At times, this classic gets bogged down in scientific details, but it still captures a great sense of foreboding. We've become used to thrillers that share every detail early on, but in 1936, this story was cutting edge.