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- File Size: 376 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
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- Publisher: Circlet Press, Inc. (24 Oct. 2011)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005Z8WOHY
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Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica Kindle Edition
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This is a rock-solid anthology and my hat is off to the authors, who turned in universally superior stories; also to editor Jen Blackmore, who handled with great skill and acumen the daunting task of sorting through what, judging from the quality of the stories that were selected, must have been a group of excellent manuscripts.
It would have been a disservice and a cop-out to choose stories meant solely to shock, or which approach the theme sarcastically, but there's nothing gimmicky about these stories, even when they're shocking. They're honest, loving homages meant to broaden the body of Lovecraft-related work and share appreciation of the genre. And they're good. This sort of writing can only come from people who love Lovecraft. Each one is a devotional offering lovingly placed on the altar of the mythos.
The mythos influence varies, but most stand alone; acquaintance with Lovecraft's work is helpful but not required, and they are enjoyable as horror erotica on their own. You do, however, need to be someone who appreciates the weird tale as a genre to understand just how spot-on some of these are.
I want to single out Peter Tupper's "Koenigsberg's Model," Annabel Leong's "The Artist's Retreat," and Elizabeth Reed's "The Dreams in the Laundromat" as especially praiseworthy, but the truth is that there is not a clunker in the bunch. Read them all.
I'd love to see another anthology like this. If I had it in front of me, I'd read it right now, SAN loss be damned.