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That's not necessarily a bad thing; they're still entertaining, but not what the book promises.
The few bright spots (perhaps, less dim spots) include China Mieville's "Details", though even this seems to fall rather far from the mark set by his other work.
This new anthology is one of the best of recent Cthulhu Mythos literature, 21 exceptional stories that are fresh, imaginative and most of them quite witty.
I haven't finished this yet, but I like what I've read so far and am looking forward to the authors coming as I've read most of them before and have enjoyed them.Published 16 months ago by Alexandria Bracanovich
Lovecraft is an acquired taste, but once you take even the smallest nibble, you will never look at the world in quite the same way. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by booktrout
The aim of this anthology was to take Lovecraft's ideas into new realms (as the introduction puts it, the Mythos aren't something that need fixing, but that doesn't mean you can't... Read morePublished on October 4, 2007 by David Dunwoody
After reading these mostly scathing reviews I have only to say...look above. Sure, some of these stories were somewhat trivial (Alan Dean Foster really tanked)but the point is... Read morePublished on April 3, 2007 by Asimovphile
H.P. Lovecraft had a very powerful, dignified way of telling a story that appears nowhere in The Children of Cthulhu. Read morePublished on November 9, 2006
Though I have only become acquainted with the Lovecraft universe/Cthulhu Mythos in the past year, and though I was greatly looking forward to delving into this collection when I... Read morePublished on August 25, 2006 by C. Welch
The contributors, including China Mieville, avoid most of the pitfalls of Lovecraft's successors. If anything, they fall in the smae traps as he did! Read morePublished on September 27, 2003 by isala
Fact of the matter is, even Lovecraft didn't pull off a good story every time, so it's even harder for people who write their own Mythos stories to do a good job. Read morePublished on August 27, 2003 by Michael Shortt