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Good idea... could do better...,
This review is from: Cthulhu's Reign (Mass Market Paperback)Well I'm going to be perfectly blunt, this is not the greatest selection of stories based around the Cthulhu mythos I've ever read.
True there are some gems in this compilation but in general there are some real stinkers. Well maybe that's too harsh but I know of at least two stories that I just skipped through as they just seemed, well... dull!
Maybe it's the style of writing or something but I actually like a story where something 'happens' not just some bloke rambling on about (Elder) God knows what.
Out of 10 I'd give it a liberal 6, but to be fair I'm about 4/5ths the way through so there may just be that last couple of stories that just make the grade but at least half of the ones I've read so far have been 'so so' with only a few being memorable and unique.
I hate to slate peoples hard work but I have to be honest this was a really good idea but I'm afraid some of the stories seem a bit tedious and disappointing.