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on 7 October 2012
As you'd expect from Harms, this is both literate and passionate about the subject. It's mostly based on the fiction, but there's a fair degree of inclusiveness when it comes to Call of Cthulhu games and some of the Delta Green stuff too. Mostly it's written "in universe", so in this sense, it isn't literary criticism in the same way as Joshi surveys the subject; but on the other hand, unlike Joshi, there isn't any intellectual arrogance on the part of the author or dislike of the pop culture popularity of the Mythos itself.
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on 20 January 2013
An incredibly fun read, no matter what your experience with the mythos is. Great descriptions ranging from purely Lovecraft to the RPG campaigns and continuing authors. A great read and a great little companion to CoC campaigns.
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on 14 February 2016
Almost painfully thorough, this reference tome covers just about everything in the Cthulhu mythos, both Lovecraft's stories and those contributed by other writers. More for looking up puzzling references than for browsing, but if it's in Cthulhu, it's probably covered by this book.
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on 1 April 2013
A new edition of one of the most interesting books about the issue.It's a guide that has to be in the personal library of a lover of the Cthulhy mythos.
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on 22 March 2015
A+++
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on 11 March 2015
Great
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on 4 August 2012
It's American so don't be expecting too much.I've had better nightmares but this tome runs them close.Presentation is OK though writing is only fair.
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