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The Call of Cthulhu - (Illustrated) Kindle Edition
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|Kindle Edition, 6 Aug 2014||
|Length: 32 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
My reactions to “The Call of Cthulhu” fall somewhere in between. Living in the cozy welfare state of Sweden, being on holiday and just having imbibed an excellent cup of joe, I can't say that Lovecraft's descriptions of Satanic cults, human sacrifice and alien green octopi scared the living daylights out of me. And yes, the satiric element is obvious. Had I been in a more paranoid state of mind, my reactions might have been very different…
I can understand why “The Call of Cthulhu” is considered a classic of horror fiction. Lovecraft's story is based on a lingering suspicion many people have – the suspicion that the world isn't what it seems to be, that dark, unknown and frankly *evil* forces lurk beneath the horizon, and that these evil forces are actual creatures rather than abstract principles. Above all, Lovecraft taps our fears that evil is stronger than good, that the universe wasn't created by a benign Platonist demiurge or Christian god, and that the real movers and shakers of the cosmos will return soon…unless, of course, they never left in the first place. These fears don't have to be “literal” and might go along just fine with atheism-materialism. Except sometimes.Read more ›
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed reading, recommend to anyone interested in mysterious horror. Especially if you are new to HP Lovecraft's work like myself.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I really like the book and the story, very interesting even tho it's confusing sometimes.
But I have two critique points;
The layout is not made very well and there... Read more
A fantastic story of great Science Fiction, I wonder why it took me so long to find it and read it.
Well worth a read if you like Sci-Fi
Reading this book, which has inspired so many imitation, was a thought provoking and eye opening experience and has given me a new appreciation for some other works.Published 17 months ago by Ernst Vorndran