Tuesday, 7 May 2013

New Tales of the Old Ones ( various) - a review

This little gem of a collection from Knightwatch Press is a tribute anthology to the works of HP Lovecraft. There are stories from 8 authors and, to be honest, there isn't a weak one amongst them.

This is horror at it's most horrifying so if you're looking for sparkly vampires you're in the wrong place.

Lovecraft wrote his stories in the early part of the 20th century so, for me, The Curse of the Frasers by Emma Bunn probably has the most Lovecraftian feel, just by dint of being set round the earlier part of last century. But that is to take nothing away from the other authors on show here - all have a good grip on what makes a good Cthulhu Mythos tale.

Sometimes the terror creeps up on you, sometimes it's in your face but it's always, always there.

How good is this collection? I started on it last night with the intention of just reading one or two stories. I didn't put it down until I was done with it.

You know that nightmare you had?

The really bad one that kept you from going back to sleep?

That was only the warm up act!!!!

The Old Ones are back (and thanks to Knightwatch Press they are in safe hands)

More please.

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