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Delta Green Through a Glass Darkly Pa*OP Paperback – May 1, 2012
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The story is interesting and fun. There are various references to Delta Green lore and scenarios although, I have never read any of the other fiction and found it easy enough to follow along. I would recommend this story for fans of Delta Green and for fans of fiction involving vast government conspiracies and aliens. It's a Lovecraftian work but builds upon themes established in Delta Green RPG's so if you're not familiar with those then you might not enjoy it as much as I did.
The plot itself is very much a rushed mess, and its initial central mystery could have made a much better, longer novel in better hands. As it stands, things happen too quickly in the book with no apparent rhyme or reason, with some events occurring almost because a keeper needs to get his players moving and not because they necessarily make any plot sense.
If you're not into Delta Green, chances are this will feel like a gorier Michael Bay movie. Recommended only for people familiar with the setting, and preferably the previous novels as well.
So in short, if you know what a green box is, or you have heard of the horrors of Groversville, or if NRO DELTA scares you, or if you sincerely think A-Cell are utter soulless bastards, then this book is for you. If you don't, well, Project GARNET will soon clear things up.
Definitely recommended for fans of the Mythos.
I guess it's easier to just say that the book is Delta Green, through and through. And that I like it that way.
That said, you do not have to be familiar with DG to enjoy this book. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat throughout, never knowing what was going on. The fact that the plot jumps from place to place without any seeming connection raises the tension. (This being DG, there is, of course, actually a connection, but what that connection is develops slowly throughout the book.)
All in all a compelling read that is faithful to the genre without being trite or just more of the same old thing. It is also delightfully familiar and for those of us who enjoy the paper and pencil RPG about Delta Green, you can feel the scenario unroll as you read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hello, this story was just plain great. If you're in to this kind of Lovecraftian wonderfulness, then these are your kind of stories. Damn fine stuff. Thanks.Published 1 month ago by LORD MEGATRON
Paranoia. Betrayal. Bloodshed. Lovecraftian abominations. Intrigue. Characters with major psychological issues.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a newbie to this series and was a bit confused as to the origins. The writer assumes every reader will be pulled into the DG world on first read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mel Bradley
None of Lovecraft's hopeless endings of madness here. It reads like the role playing game that birthed it. But in a good way. A good quick read that will leave you with a smile.Published on August 7, 2014 by James Marks
I'm going to preface this by stating that this is my first exposure to Delta Green, and one of my the first time's I've really gone through Lovecraft-inspired fiction. Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by A R
I've been a Delta Green fan since Rules of Engagement and do my best to snatch up any DG books that come along before they sell out. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Alex Temple
Detwiller does a good job with this Delta Green novel. This is a good fun read for both folks that know the Lovecraftian Mythos via the RPG Call of Cthulhu or as avid readers. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Andre Kruppa
In a Glass Darkly is gaming fiction taking place in the universe of the Delta Green role playing game, which in turn is based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Walter E. Kurtz