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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (27 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781165289
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781165287
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sterling collection of horror." --Famous Monsters

"If you like Mr Lovecraft you will very much enjoy this." --FrightFest

"The authors in the collection do Lovecraft s story proud. 'Only the End of the World Again' is a fantastic tale from Neil Gaiman..." --Geek Girl Project

"One hellishly good collection...If an anthology is a jigsaw of parts and styles then Jones has found the best possible picture lurking in the torn shapes of Shadows Over Innsmouth." --Geek Native

About the Author

Stephen Jones is a leading expert on horror and is the author of the Illustrated Movie Guide series. He is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards as well as being a twenty-time recipient of the British Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award nominee.

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Excellent book, and it was shipped very quickly.

The stories do vary in quality but on the whole capture the feel and oppressive atmosphere of Lovecraft. I put off purchasing any "fan" literature for a long time but I'm glad I purchased this. It's like re-discovering Lovecraft all over again. Well worth your money!
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Best of its genre 20 Oct 2014
By Don From Indiana - Published on
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My passions when it comes to reading.
1: Classic literature which is expertly crafted, spellbinding, wrought of prose in which I can get lost whatever the events depicted therein.
2: Mythos fiction with weird Lovecraftian ideas and influences, even that which is hammered out and roughly edited.

This book is definitely in category two. BUT, the writing and editing is such that it doesn't annoy or interfere with my ability to enjoy these stories. The quality of the writing is more than good enough to get out of the way, and some of the ideas and imagery are wonderful. It's not Hawthorne, Faulkner, Hemingway or... <your favorite classic author> But it definitely doesn't suck, and it's all about, in and around the ideas of Lovecraft's Innsmouth. If you're really a fan of Mythos fiction, and know what I mean by that without thinking about it, then get this thing and read it!
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Absolutely indispensable! 22 Oct 2013
By Nicholas Limansky - Published on
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A wonderful compilation of Innsmouth stories. Anyone interested in Lovecraftian stories should own this book. I confess that I have not only the hardback version, but also the softback and the Kindle version. Some things are just that good.
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Ahh, the Innsmouth Look 20 Nov 2013
By Vulpine - Published on
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One of the classic collections of Lovecraftian stories. British authors doing their own take on shadow haunted Innsmouth. Not every story is perfect, but the collection has something for everyone. Especially if you have gill slits, bulging watery eyes and a fondness for swimming races...
Slimy good indeed. 8 Jan 2014
By Juan Resto - Published on
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A very good compilation of stories. My favorite was Neil Gaiman's Only The End Of The World Again. It was just awesome.
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