- File Size: 3537 KB
- Print Length: 908 pages
- Publisher: Wildside Press (April 17, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 17, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007V8RQC4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK ®: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The basic formating for the stories was serviceable. NO illustrations, but for .99 cents its kinda hard to complain.
Many of the stories contained in this collection have had mountains of reviews and commentary and I don't feel the need to add to that. I am reading from a e-reader that is not a kindle, but has a kindle reader software on it and I am reading the stories just fine. Some folks might find the navigation of the stories a bit hard to do, but again, when you can pick up a great selection of Mythos stories for the cost of a can of soda....I find it hard to nitpick.
For those that have not gotten into Lovecraft and his followers, its a nice gateway book to start at.
Long time fans might not find much new here, but if you have a E-reader and would like to revisit some of the classic Cthulhu stories....this is a great buy.
All in all, its a solid buy for folks that like horror/dark fantasy stories.
While there are endless 'Cthulhu' collections, they each tend to focus on a single aspect of the Mythos: the author, Old Ones, Dagon, pastiches, etc. What makes this collection a standout, is that it packages important Mythos tales from authors spanning the entire history of its creation: From HPL, himself (all the classics, including 'At The Mountains Of Madness'), ending with the hysterically funny/scary 'Dagon & Jill', written by noted cartoon scripter John P. McCann ('Freakazoid').
After finishing the stories, the reader will come away with a much broader/deeper appreciation for the pervasive influence of HPL's Mythos in our modern media: 'Doctor Who', 'The X-Files', 'Fringe', many of Stephen King's books, the 'Evil Dead' movies and even this years movie 'Prometheus' all have at least one foot standing firmly in Miskatonic University (located in the fictional Arkham, MA...yes, you are welcome Batman fans).
Bottom Line: If you are already a fan of HPL, this will just add to your mania.
If you have always wondered what the HPL/Mythos hullabaloo is about...just start reading this collection (and, leave on the lights!)...
Nearly every great horror writer of the 20th Century gave a nod to the huge influence that H.P.Lovecraft had on his or her writing.
Read this compilation, and you will understand why.
The saving grace of this book is a humorous piece, "Pickman's modem" (no, not a typo :-) ).
I will recommend this anthology as a good entry to the Cthulhu universe; if you already know it, stay clear. But on the other hand, it's dead cheap, so if you find one story you haven't read, it might be worth it.
Not to even mention the the newer converts to Cthulhu.
My advice; grab it for this bargain price. You will thank me forever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A useful and welcome anthology of old friends and new move-ins to a neighborhood I thought abandoned.I must take over a plate of cookies and get acquainted. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lee gibson
Loved this collection. I've always enjoyed Lovecraft's stories, and the various others in this collection are fantastic additions. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Caitlin
This is a mixed bag. There are some terrific stories by Lovecraft himself, including the classics "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth,"... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Kellogg
Several very good stories in here and plenty of lore for those who enjoy the Cthulu mythos. Some excellent extrapolations as well as time honored originals. A good read.Published 2 months ago by Spenser Calderin
Really enjoyed H.P. Lovecraft's stories along with the additional stories added by other authors. This is my introduction into the Cthulhu Mythos and I am now hooked and buying... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas Evans II