Category Archives: retro book reviews

Birthday Book Sale…

While it is no more than an excuse to do so, as it was my birthday a few days ago Both my in print novels are available on Kindle this week on a special sale price of 99c / 99p … Continue reading

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The Festival: The Complete Lovecraft #40

“Efficiunt Daemones, ut quae non sunt, sic tamen quasi sint, conspicienda hominibus exhibeant.” —Lactantius. (Devils so work, that things which are not, appear to men as if they were real.) The mildly ominous quote above preludes a Lovecraft tale that … Continue reading

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The Unnameable: The Complete Lovecraft #39

What is it about Randolph Carter and sitting around in graveyards, it never turns out well for him, you would think he would learn… At least this time he is in the pastoral surroundings of New England rather than the middle of … Continue reading

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The Rats In the Walls: The Complete Lovecraft #38

The first Lovecraft story I ever read was ‘The Rats In The Walls’. I always have, and will always, looked upon it fondly, for all its flaws. It remains the tale I am most likely to recommend as a starting … Continue reading

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The Lurking Fear: The Complete Lovecraft #37

Old tentacle hugger has inspired a lot of writers over the years. He’s also inspired an awful lot of bands. There is definitely something about Lovecraft and musicians. Not that I can claim to be above the occasional musical reference in these blog posts, … Continue reading

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What The Moon Brings: The Complete Lovecraft #36

ales …the spectral summer when the moon shone down on the old garden where I wandered; the spectral summer of narcotic flowers and humid seas of foliage that bring wild and many-coloured dreams… Lovecraft at his best is a master … Continue reading

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Hypnos: The Complete Lovecraft #35

“…Young with the youth that is outside time, and with beauteous bearded face, curved, smiling lips, Olympian brow, and dense locks waving and poppy-crowned.” As gods go in Lovecraft’s fiction, the Greek god of sleep is probably one of the least … Continue reading

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