- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Dagan Books (December 11, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983137307
- ISBN-13: 978-0983137306
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cthulhurotica Paperback – December 11, 2010
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Carrie Cuinn has assembled short stories that are not merely about monsters having sex, though more than a couple do feature some remarkably ... unusual intimate encounters. The majority of stories come from authors who explore jealousy, loneliness, betrayal, morbid curiosity, and a slew of other facets, all wrapped up in a pastiche that is either directly influenced by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft or at least offer allusions to those stories.
Personally, I'm not much of a Lovecraft fan. That is to say I am not among those who deify the man and his work. Certainly, there is something to the mythos he created that has latched on to the minds of readers, and I do find the broader ideas of his stories to be quite appealing. But, the suffusion of his bigotry is noticeable to a point that makes some stories unpalatable, and the rather dated flourish to his prose only makes it harder to appreciate his stories. I'm not one to close myself off to an artist's work though, as I still manage to appreciate Roman Polanski's films, so I had no qualms in seeing what other authors could provide as a way to better understand Lovecraft's work.
I found most of the stories avoided imitation and provided their own styles, though there were a couple of instances where the language felt so Lovecraftian it almost felt satirical. The real draw for me was the way the stories approached existing characters and settings from a whole new vantage point, and its through this method that I came to enjoy the stories and hop on board the bandwagon.
The stories I liked most were varied.Read more ›
The collection is well worth the read for lovers of the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as, those who simply just love. The collection also includes three essays, beautifully drawn images, and a few lines of Lovecraft's poetry.
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If one would postulate that there was some eroticism in the field of H.P. Lovecraft's novels, this is the extension of that thought. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Technocrat
I was skeptical at first when I thought of madness and sexiness at the same time. Man, was I wrong. They go together, and they go well. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jeff
This is a book several friends suggested to me as a ‘must read’, perhaps not so much because they thought it was an amazing collection but rather because of its theme and how much... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Hydra M. Star
Read this as part of a book club. All short stories and poetry, some of which include Cthulhu, others which are just in the vein of. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by AliKat
Carrie Cuinn get's it. I was looking for Cthulhu sex. Something like literary Hentai. These are good writers. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Scott C. Hayes
I've been following Lovecraft's work via movies like ReAnimator and From Beyond. I've read a few classic Lovecraft stories and enjoyed them a lot. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by reader
This has a nice collection of stories that kind of run the gauntlet of horror. As someone who really doesn't read horror, this was a good way to get used to the genre.Published on May 30, 2013 by Lauren Meyer
You get exactly what the title suggests, even though I doubt many know the extent of what that means. Eerie, sexy, wild!Published on February 22, 2013 by Eddie Wright