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The Innswich Horror

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Lot's O' Fun

    The premise here is that Shadow Over Innsmouth was real and a die hard HPL fan discovers this fact for himself. This book was a great Lovecraft pastiche with a neat sense of humor to it, although not a humor book. With tones of Norman Rockwell and Faulkner thrown in, The Innswich Horror makes for a great read.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Best of Both Worlds

    While reading this novel I couldn't help but hear a song my daughter blares over and over again; "It's the best of both worlds..." Indeed this is the best of both, for horror fans old and new. H. P. Lovecraft and Ed Lee!! How can this go wrong. This book was a far departure from what i am used to when I pick up a Lee book. I have mostly read his small press stuff that is choke full of evil, perversion and red neck hilarity. But, in this novel he shies away from what many might call his trademark and plays it straight writing in the style of Lovecraft or at least a contemporary of his. Without a doubt it shows that Lee can write and is pretty darn learned man, with both the language and using set pieces from the era, circa 1930's. I love everything Cthulhu, and this was the first of many Lee has written, though there are a good number of nods to the master in several of his works. This is Lee's "sequel" to Shadows Over Innsmouth, so if you have not read the story by Lovecraft it wouldn't do you any harm to read it first, though it won't hurt or ruin the story if you haven't and don't want to bother. Those with an open mind will get a kick out of this Lee book. Those who just want his disgusting works, might find this one lacks what they want. Even when the book starts to go in the direction of perversion, Lee uses simple language rather then vulgarity to get the message across, i.e., when the main character is alone with his thoughts about a certain lady, Lee writes (not verbatim), "and then I did what men alone often do..." So you can see this is no Bighead. Give this book a try, if you are looking for something new and fresh from Lee. And thanks to Deadite, this new affordable edition is easy to get your hands on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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