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The Call of Cthulhu
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on 28 November 2011
This fantastic short story is a must for anyone who wants to see what all the fuss is about Lovecraft. I bought this edition as a copy to lend to players of Cthulhu RPG games as a primer on Lovecraftian horror and was amazed at the simple but high-quality printing.

I suggest buying this as a low-cost taster and, if you like what you read, there are some amazing hard-cover anthologies to expand your library.
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For some reason this critter is a H.P. Lovecraft classic. I have ordered the 2005 movie. I kept waiting for the action and somehow it ended before it started. I did not realize how meaningful the title was until the end where I said "Oh wow now I understand.

After Francis Wayland Thurston (a professor at Brown University), shuffles off this moral coil he leaves papers. His great-nephew an anthropologist who narrates the story is shocked to find France Wayland's research into what started out as a spooky dream to find that he uncovers the cabal of Cthulhu worshipers. But who or what is Cthulhu. We travel with the narrator as he pieces together what Francis was suspecting. When Cthulhu calls we may even have to confront him/it ourselves.
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For some reason this critter is a H.P. Lovecraft classic. I have ordered the 2005 movie. I kept waiting for the action and somehow it ended before it started. I did not realize how meaningful the title was until the end where I said "Oh wow now I understand.

After Francis Wayland Thurston (a professor at Brown University), shuffles off this moral coil he leaves papers. His great-nephew an anthropologist who narrates the story is shocked to find France Wayland's research into what started out as a spooky dream to find that he uncovers the cabal of Cthulhu worshipers. But who or what is Cthulhu. We travel with the narrator as he pieces together what Francis was suspecting. When Cthulhu calls we may even have to confront him/it ourselves.
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For some reason this critter is a H.P. Lovecraft classic. I have ordered the 2005 movie. I kept waiting for the action and somehow it ended before it started. I did not realize how meaningful the title was until the end where I said "Oh wow now I understand.

After Francis Wayland Thurston (a professor at Brown University), shuffles off this moral coil he leaves papers. His great-nephew an anthropologist who narrates the story is shocked to find France Wayland's research into what started out as a spooky dream to find that he uncovers the cabal of Cthulhu worshipers. But who or what is Cthulhu. We travel with the narrator as he pieces together what Francis was suspecting. When Cthulhu calls we may even have to confront him/it ourselves.
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on 18 November 2010
The image used for this item appears to be advertising the D20 version of Wizards of the Coast's the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game in a Kindle edition, but it appears to be the case that what you are actually purchasing is only the text of Lovecraft's story 'The Call of Cthulhu' - you can purchase this elsewhere on the Kindle store for about 72p (or even better, get the Penguin edition of Lovecraft's tales with 'The Call of Cthulhu' in it). I think the seller needs to re-advertise this with a different image, and I have contacted Amazon about this issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Had been wanting to read this for a while, and finally got round to it.

A good read, though a bit 'dry' in some bits..
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on 18 December 2014
A good beginning of the Mythos, but I feel H.P Lovecraft could have made use of more time to develop some settings and make better use of some language to better describe the pictures he wished to project. At the time it may have made more sense to those he spoke with, but I guess it takes more imagination now in our understanding to find a way that makes it easier to relate to.
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on 8 May 2013
Had no idea what to expect when i picked this up. I had heard Lovecraft was an under-rated writer but im not really into horror writing so to be honest i wasnt expecting to be blown away. That said, this short story had my heart beating faster and had me glued to it all the way through. i will definitely be recommending it to others and will make sure i read more of his work.
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The Call of Cthulhu was key in launching a plethora of weird tales more than a century ago, so I wanted to read it. To buy it for only 77 pence from Amazon for my Kindle was great. I have since found the same story for free from other online sources, but the Kindle version comes with Kindle's dictionary at the touch of the mouse, bookmarks and note taking facilities.
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on 21 January 2015
Is it me or do Lovecraft's stories always finish when, to my mind, they've just got going?

His scene setting is brilliant and atmospheric, but I was expecting more detail in the descriptions of the subjects pursuit by their nemesis. Still worth a look
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