Friday, April 13, 2007

Lovecraft's Legacy: 2003

Here is a neat book, but one I have not read. For a McLaughlin review I did see here.

Refence Here.

Hastur Pussycat, Kill!…Kill! edited anonymously, Vox 13, $35, no ISBN

Lovecraft fans, particularly that subset which has no sense of humor, are probably not going to like this at all. This is a collection of satires of the Cthulhu Mythos, including stories by Mark McLaughlin, John Urbancik, Whitt Pond, and others. A few of the titles should give you a good idea what to expect – "Mork Shaggoth and the Death of Love", "Law West of the Miskatonic", "Gumshoe Cthulhu", and "Crispy Dagon and a Side of Fries", for example. Most of them are quite funny, some very clever. The illustrations are barely adequate and the typeface varies from story to story, but the book is otherwise handsomely produced. The perfect gift to inflame readers who believe Lovecraft stands at the pinnacle of horror fiction.

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