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A Guide to the Cthulhu Cult Paperback – November 3, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-1887797061 ISBN-10: 1887797068

 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Tynes Cowan Corp (November 3, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887797068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887797061
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,787,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 2000
This book is a great resource for players of Call of Cthulhu, and would be great as an in-game book which players might find. However it does have have some strange differences from the "official" mythos, such as misclassification of certain entities, and use of the controversial "elemental" classification too. Pelton was a Lovecraft fan who was unable to get his work published in the 40's largely because of these differences. The book is written from the perspective that everything Lovecraft wrote was true, and even lists characters from Lovecraft stories as historical figures. I'm not sure if this is because Pelton was a loon who believed everything Lovecraft wrote was true, or was just trying to write to book "within" the mythos. Regardless, overall it's well written and informative. Definately a worthy addition to the Lovecraftian scholar's library.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 1999
The book was a great resource for real Cthulhu beleivers, but for being a fan of H.P.Lovecraft, it might just confuse you. I find that it is mostly used for RPG games and for resourse and Scenario ideas. This book covers all of the cult basics and gives you a good feel of finally getting a good resourse on Cthulhu. This book is very easy to put down and I found that I often had to take a few brakes to take in all the info. But once finished you are glad you baught it for reference mainly.
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By "mabcosmic" on December 18, 2003
I find that this is a good resource for those whom want to get an overview of the Mythos. If the reader can get past the author's paranoia, there's a lot of interesting information in it to be found. It gives an overview of the Mythos, the "gods", and the basic storyline of H.P. Lovecraft's base that he incorporates into his stories. Good for RPGers, and anyone else whom holds a fascination with Lovecraft's ideas; if they can get past the author's obvious negative view of the Mythos.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sal Paradise on October 27, 2000
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I purchased this book expecting some much more than it delivered. I expected a complete and drawn out compendium of the Cthulhu Mythos, what I got was a confusing mesh mash of useless information. This weirdo was actually working on the premise that the Cthulhu cult is real or was real. Perhaps there members of the Cthulhu cult running around performing blaspemous rites. Who knows? If they are this book won't help you much.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "tomdough" on June 24, 2001
This heretical tome does nothing less than rob H.P. Lovecraft of the one thing he had in his life, his FICTION. Hear that folks? FICTION. So for all the pseudo satanists and poor drab souls who want to believe in the Necronomicon, knock yourselves out. You'll get your fill. If you enjoy Lovecraft's stories this will probably irk you the way it did me. IF Pelton existed, and IF he believed what he wrote than he would have been a great subject for a Lovecraft story, a poor deluded man who loses his sanity dealing with a subject he knows nothing about. If you are into role playing games however, I'm sure you can find some use for this. As for my copy, it does a passable job as a drink coaster for my end table.
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