The Innswich Horror

The Innswich Horror

by Edward Jr. Lee

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ISBN-13: 9781936383115
Publisher: Eraserhead Press
Publication date: 07/14/2010
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 285,736
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

EDWARD LEE has had more than 40 books published in the horror and suspense field, including CITY INFERNAL, THE GOLEM, and BLACK TRAIN. His movie, HEADER was released on DVD by Synapse Films, in June, 2009. Recent releases include the stories, “You Are My Everything” and “The Cyesologniac,” the Lovecraftian novella “Trolley No. 1852,” and the hardcore novel HEADER 2. Currently, Lee is working on HEADER 3. Lee lives on Florida’s St. Pete Beach. Visit him online at:

http://www.edwardleeonline.com

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Innswich Horror 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Doc_Redbat More than 1 year ago
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.
meatisgood More than 1 year ago
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.
Azeryk on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Edward Lee has become well known for his extreme and disturbing writings and if that is what your looking for in this book you may be disappointed even thought it is still a good read.The story follows a gentleman called Foster Morley who is a big H.P.Lovecraft fan and visits the town of Innswich whilst in search for the inspiration behind Lovecraft's "The Shadow over Innsmouth". But the deeper that Foster investigates behind the town and Lovecraft's visit the more dark secret he starts to uncover...The book is well paced with plenty of suspense and is easy to get into even if you've never read a Lovecraft book (I havn't). If you are a Lovecraft fan then you will enjoy this although will find more sex and gore than Lovecraft's work although not enough to ruin a brilliant tale.4/5
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