|Plot Summary of Beneath The Moors and Darker Places|
Tor, Feb 2002, 24.95, 384 pp.
Many horror novelists and filmmakers have tried to capture the essence of the Cthulhu mythos, but most fail even when the effort attempts to pay homage to Lovecraft. BENEATH THE MOORS AND DARKER PLACES succeeds in achieving the essence of Lovecraft's works and paying respect to the master supernatural writer yet feels fresh. Brian Lumley includes a potent novella (BENEATH THE MOORS) not published since the 1970s (at least in the United States) and a new gripping ending to the powerful “Second Wish”. The other seven stories are terse thrillers too. The reader has nine taut tales in which each one entertains the audience in a manner Lovecraft and other horror grandmasters would have been proud to claim authorship. Fans of Mr. Lumley (see Necroscope) or Mr. Lovecraft will relish this trip to darker places.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Beneath The Moors and Darker Places|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the monster chased me!
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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