So Will Ludwigsen is not the sort of fellow you want leading a troop of Boy Scouts. Or maybe he is, if you are a parent who is open-minded to dark urban (and suburban) fantasy. Care for a cephalopods in your milk? Apparently Will does. According to Wikipedia he has a tattoo of the Yellow Sign on his bicep and can recite the rhyming couplets from The Book of Eibon. He also cares enough to write very witty stories with a dark, fantastical edge. This is his first short story collection. I look forward to reading the next.
I always enjoy a new take on the Cthulhu mythos, and believe me, this is as new as it gets. Not all these short stories are mythos, but all share a certain black wit, a sly and subtle enjoyment of the weirdness behind reality. Great for a quick read when you have only a few minutes to spare, and equally good for when you have an hour or two. Sharp, intelligent and disturbingly funny - definitely an author to watch out for.