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The Children Of Cthulhu Book Review Summary

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Del Rey, Jan 2002, 23.95, 480 pp.
ISBN: 0345449266

    THE CHILDREN OF CTHULHU is an engaging horror anthology written by many of the more popular genre authors of the last decade. The twenty-three contributors provide entertaining tales that would not turn HP Lovecraft over in his grave as many Cthulu “experts” do. However, though the stories engage the audience and are fun to read, they don't feel like a visit to that weird Lovecraft mythverse. As an aside to the editors: “if it ain't broke”, cost it anyway because you still may find a bigger payback. This short story collection provides a big payback to horror fans, but Lovecraft fanatics will feel another let down as the original remains undisputedly the best even after seven decades of “fixing it”.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the monster chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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