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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia
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on 7 October 2012
As you'd expect from Harms, this is both literate and passionate about the subject. It's mostly based on the fiction, but there's a fair degree of inclusiveness when it comes to Call of Cthulhu games and some of the Delta Green stuff too. Mostly it's written "in universe", so in this sense, it isn't literary criticism in the same way as Joshi surveys the subject; but on the other hand, unlike Joshi, there isn't any intellectual arrogance on the part of the author or dislike of the pop culture popularity of the Mythos itself.
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on 24 February 2013
All the information is there, true. And it's very useful if you seek documentation to write a story, as I usually do, but at the same time it has the problem of not having an index or allowing go to go to a certain page, so you have to keep skeeping pages, which makes the search quite time consuming and boring.
On the good side, it has references enough to trace a good storyline combining several elements of a certain myth or character, as well as visions not only from Lovecraft's works, but also those of his friends and followers, which produces a very rich encyclopedia.
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on 14 February 2016
Almost painfully thorough, this reference tome covers just about everything in the Cthulhu mythos, both Lovecraft's stories and those contributed by other writers. More for looking up puzzling references than for browsing, but if it's in Cthulhu, it's probably covered by this book.
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on 20 January 2013
An incredibly fun read, no matter what your experience with the mythos is. Great descriptions ranging from purely Lovecraft to the RPG campaigns and continuing authors. A great read and a great little companion to CoC campaigns.
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on 1 April 2013
A new edition of one of the most interesting books about the issue.It's a guide that has to be in the personal library of a lover of the Cthulhy mythos.
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on 4 August 2012
It's American so don't be expecting too much.I've had better nightmares but this tome runs them close.Presentation is OK though writing is only fair.
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on 11 March 2015
Great
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on 22 March 2015
A+++
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