Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780062292087

Lovecraft Country Book Review:

Now an HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out) The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2017-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781509883363

Lovecraft Country Book Review:

Now a major HBO series from J.J. Abrams, Misha Green and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out) A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism – the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George – publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide – and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite – heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors – they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn – led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb – which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his – and the whole Turner clan’s – destruction. 'At every turn, Ruff has great fun pitting mid-twentieth-century horror and sci-fi clichés against the banal and ever present bigotry of the era' - New York Times Book Review.

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2017-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781760558666

Lovecraft Country Book Review:

NOW A HBO SERIES FROM J.J. ABRAHMS, MISHA GREEN AND JORDAN PEELE (DIRECTOR OF GET OUT) Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George-publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide-and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite-heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors-they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn-led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb-which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his-and the whole Turner clan's-destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism-the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

88 Names

88 Names
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780062854698

88 Names Book Review:

The critically acclaimed author of Lovecraft Country returns with a thrilling and immersive virtual reality epic—part cyberthriller, part twisted romantic comedy—that transports you to a world where identity is fluid and nothing can be taken at face value. John Chu is a “sherpa”—a paid guide to online role-playing games like the popular Call to Wizardry. For a fee, he and his crew will provide you with a top-flight character equipped with the best weapons and armor, and take you dragon-slaying in the Realms of Asgarth, hunting rogue starships in the Alpha Sector, or battling hordes of undead in the zombie apocalypse. Chu’s new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a “wealthy, famous person” with powerful enemies, and he’s offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. For Chu, this is a dream assignment, but as the tour gets underway, he begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, whose interest in VR gaming has more to do with power than entertainment. As if that weren’t enough to deal with, Chu also has to worry about “Ms. Pang,” who may or may not be an agent of the People’s Republic of China, and his angry ex-girlfriend, Darla Jean Covington, who isn’t the type to let an international intrigue get in the way of her own plans for revenge. What begins as a whirlwind online adventure soon spills over into the real world. Now Chu must use every trick and resource at his disposal to stay one step ahead—because in real life, there is no reset button.

The Mirage

The Mirage
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-02-07
  • ISBN : 9780062097934

The Mirage Book Review:

A mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East 11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. The United Arab States declares a War on Terror. Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington, D.C. . . . Summer, 2009: Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber. The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage—in the real world, America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries." A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times, dated September 12, 2001, that appears to support his claim. Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story. The president wants answers, but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested party. The gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation. And the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee—a war hero named Osama bin Laden—will stop at nothing to hide the truth. As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism, politics, and espionage, they are confronted with questions without any rational answers, and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seems. Acclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but, at the same time, almost unimaginable. Gripping, subversive, and unexpectedly moving, The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fears.

Fool on the Hill

Fool on the Hill
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2012-07-17
  • ISBN : 9780802193629

Fool on the Hill Book Review:

Myth and reality collide on an Ithaca campus “in a comic fantasy of wonderful energy, invention, and generosity of spirit” (Alison Lurie). Stephen Titus George is a young writer-in-residence at Cornell University in upstate New York. An imaginative bestselling author in search of a new story, he’s seeing his life as a modern-day fairy tale, and himself as a would-be knight looking to woo a lovely maiden—or two: the bewitching Calliope and his guiding light, Aurora Borealis Smith. However, his happy ending might not be up to him. There’s another writer who has a greater influence on campus. Unseen, yet twice as formidable, Mr. Sunshine is an eternal semi-retired deity who’s been fashioning his own narrative for centuries. He has all his characters in place—dragons, sprites, gnomes, and villains. And now, finally, his hero. As Mr. Sunshine’s world comes to fabulous and violent life, can Stephen decide his own fate if it’s already being plotted by a god? An epic of life and death, good and evil, love and sorcery, Fool on the Hill lands Matt Ruff happily on the shelf between Tom Robbins and J. R. R. Tolkien for every lover of the “funky and fantastical” (New York magazine). “Inspired . . . rich in flavorful language . . . [a] dazzling tour de force.” —San Francisco Chronicle “The plot comes together like a brilliant clockwork toy.” —Locus

Bad Monkeys

Bad Monkeys
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2012-01-16
  • ISBN : 9781408830963

Bad Monkeys Book Review:

Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. During questioning, she tells the police that she is a member of a secret organisation. Her division, the Bad Monkeys, is an execution squad, determined to rid the world of evil people. But the man she has just killed was not on the target list. As her story becomes more bizarre the question becomes: Is Jane lying, crazy - or playing a different game altogether?

The Night Ocean

The Night Ocean
  • Author : Howard Phillips Lovecraft,Robert Hayward Barlow
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2022-06-13
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547066200

The Night Ocean Book Review:

"The Night Ocean" is told from the first person narrative and it follows the young painter who arrives in a small village of Ellston where he is supposed to enter a contest with his large mural. At first, he enjoys peace and quiet surroundings, but as he stays longer he start seeing and experiencing some strange things which, along with the loneliness, have strong effect to his psyche.

Love and Lovecraft

Love and Lovecraft
  • Author : K. Bannerman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2018-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780986470196

Love and Lovecraft Book Review:

Harriet Lovecraft has lived an unremarkable life tending to the village library as her three younger sisters attempt to secure happy marriages. But when a mysterious gentleman moves to town and young men start going missing, Harriet vows to uncover the truth. Her quest takes her to the shadowy edge of human knowledge, where monsters hunt and gods prowl, and where ideas are fashioned into weapons with the power to destroy the universe. Blending country house novels and cosmic horror tales, Love and Lovecraft is a genre-hopping adventure through the unpredictable landscape of myth, madness, tea, and tentacles.

Set This House in Order

Set This House in Order
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780061983641

Set This House in Order Book Review:

Andy Gage was born in 1965 and murdered not long after by his stepfather. . . . It was no ordinary murder. Though the torture and abuse that killed him were real, Andy Gage's death wasn't. Only his soul actually died, and when it died, it broke in pieces. Then the pieces became souls in their own right, coinheritors of Andy Gage's life. . . . While Andy deals with the outside world, more than a hundred other souls share an imaginary house inside Andy's head, struggling to maintain an orderly coexistence: Aaron, the father figure; Adam, the mischievous teenager; Jake, the frightened little boy; Aunt Sam, the artist; Seferis, the defender; and Gideon, who wants to get rid of Andy and the others and run things on his own. Andy's new coworker, Penny Driver, is also a multiple personality, a fact that Penny is only partially aware of. When several of Penny's other souls ask Andy for help, Andy reluctantly agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy the stability of the house. Now Andy and Penny must work together to uncover a terrible secret that Andy has been keeping . . . from himself.

Good Omens

Good Omens
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2011-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781448110230

Good Omens Book Review:

THE BOOK BEHIND THE AMAZON PRIME/BBC SERIES STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . _____________________ What readers are saying about Good Omens: ***** 'A superb recipe for disaster. I didn't stop grinning from beginning to end.' ***** 'Both Gaiman and Pratchett are great authors and they complement each other brilliantly' ***** 'Superbly enjoyable read. Seamlessly co-written.'

The Book

The Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 15
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : OCLC:849739271

The Book Book Review:

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft
  • Author : Michel Houellebecq
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2019-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781683359746

H. P. Lovecraft Book Review:

The award-winning French novelist pays tribute to a literary hero in this critical biography of the master of horror—with a foreword by Stephen King. Best known for his acclaimed novels, such as the Prix Goncourt-winning The Map and the Territory, Michael Houellebecq devotes his single work of nonfiction to the pioneering author of horror and weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft. In a volume that is part biographical sketch and part pronouncement on existence and literature, France's most famous contemporary author praises his prewar American alter ego, whose style couldn't be less like his own. With a foreword by Lovecraft admirer Stephen King, this eloquently translated edition is an insightful introduction to both Lovecraft’s dark mythology and Houellebecq’s deadpan prose.

Lovecraft Country. TV Tie-Im

Lovecraft Country. TV Tie-Im
  • Author : Matt Ruff
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019-02-07
  • ISBN : 1509883355

Lovecraft Country. TV Tie-Im Book Review:

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George - publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide - and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite - heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors - they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn - led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb - which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his - and the whole Turner clan's - destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism - the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

Necronomicon Cookbook

Necronomicon Cookbook
  • Author : Sean-Michael Argo
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-08-09
  • ISBN : 1500722820

Necronomicon Cookbook Book Review:

There is a grimoire, known by most as the Necronomicon. It is ancient and powerful. Its very name is said to be the sound of howling demons. Upon its yellowed pages are spells and rituals that give terrible knowledge and power to those mad enough to seek it. The book is bound in human skin, inked in blood, and contains the dead names of Those Who Dwell Beyond. This is not that book. What you got in your paws right now, is best described, as one part grimoire and one part cookbook. In these pages you'll read about slayers who fight the good fight to keep this here world spinning just one more day. How slayers cast spells using moonshine, and fight monsters with magic shotguns, then preserve their souls and sanity with some down home cooking. That's where I come in. My name is Clifford Bartlett. I am a bootlegger, redneck outlaw, and a slayer of nasty things. The Elder Gods are coming, that's for sure, from Cthulhu to Hastur. Their villainous allies are already here. The world is infested with cults and shoggoth demons and they will do their level best to bring about the end of everything. Sometimes, all that stands between us and them, is a pan of cornbread. Hope you brought an appetite.

The Ballad of Black Tom

The Ballad of Black Tom
  • Author : Victor LaValle
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780765386618

The Ballad of Black Tom Book Review:

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break? "LaValle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do." — Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All "[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction." — Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days “LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, an echo of Lovecraft’s Dagon... [The Ballad of Black Tom] has a satisfying slingshot ending.” – Elizabeth Hand for Fantasy & ScienceFiction At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Classic Horror Tales

Classic Horror Tales
  • Author : Editors of Canterbury Classics
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781626869783

Classic Horror Tales Book Review:

Curl up with this collection of classic scary stories from the masters of the genre. With dozens of stories of the macabre, fantastic, and supernatural, Classic Horror Tales is sure to keep readers on the edges of their seats. This collection of works by classic writers spans more than a century—from 19th-century trailblazers such as John William Polidori, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Washington Irving to 20th-century masters like Saki, Edith Wharton, and Franz Kafka. The fear of the unknown is a driving force in literature, and the horror genre surpasses all others in bringing this idea to the forefront of the reader's consciousness. A wide range of cultures and classes of society are represented in this volume, reminding us that dark forces lurk all around us—for even in broad daylight, a shadow exists somewhere.

The Other: Encounters With The Cthulhu Mythos Book 1

The Other: Encounters With The Cthulhu Mythos Book 1
  • Author : Troy Young
  • Publisher : Other
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2020-03-31
  • ISBN : 1777060303

The Other: Encounters With The Cthulhu Mythos Book 1 Book Review:

Cosmic horror based in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. A modern take on classic horror.

The Outsider and Others

The Outsider and Others
  • Author : Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 551
  • Relase : 1970
  • ISBN : OCLC:3646418

The Outsider and Others Book Review:

The Big Cinch

The Big Cinch
  • Author : Kathy L Brown
  • Publisher : Montag Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-12-30
  • ISBN : 1957010029

The Big Cinch Book Review:

The Big Cinch embeds readers in a magic-laced St. Louis. Sean Joye is a disillusioned young veteran of 1922's Irish Civil War. Ignoring his magical insights since childhood, Sean hopes to escape fae attention, forget his assassin past, and make a clean new life in St. Louis but finds himself embroiled in the activities of an elite, magic-dabbling family. The youngest daughter, Lillian, is eager to share her secrets-as well as her bedroom-with Sean, but he falls hard for Lillian's fiancé, a WWI flying ace with a few secrets of his own. Soon he is on the run, a suspect in his lover's bludgeoning and a tycoon's murder. Can Sean tap the supernatural abilities he's long rejected in time to protect the innocent and save his own skin? Praise for The Big Cinch Think of The Big Cinch as the spooky love child of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and Stephen King's The Shining. Hammett gave us Sam Spade, a cynical investigator in the treacherous world of the 1920s San Francisco. Kathy L. Brown's cynical investigator is Sean Joye, an ex-IRA soldier in the treacherous world of the 1920s St. Louis. But her detective has to deal with ghosts as well. Enjoy this clever melding of a noir mystery an dark fantasy! - Michael A. Kahn, award-winning author of the Rachel Gold mystery series What a marvel Brown has created in Sean Joye, an IRA soldier-turned-River City-henchman with the uncanny ability to endear himself to just about anyone-man or woman, rich or poor, criminal or saintly, earthly or immaterial. There's nary a dull moment in his puckish, streetwise, surprisingly enlightened company. - Christopher Clancy, author of We Take Care of Our Own Sean Joye is a charmer guaranteed to seduce the reader of Kathy L. Brown's The Big Cinch. He is determined to find the truth, no matter how many hearts and laws he has to break along the way. He takes the reader into the very heart of Prohibition Era St. Louis, exposing scandals while riling spirits. You will love traveling along with this flirtatious sleuth as he pieces together all of the clues, proving that the bad boys really are more fun. - Charis Emanon, author of 51 Ways To End Your World The fae-touched IRA veteran-turned-St. Louis investigator Sean Joye returns with a vengeance in The Big Cinch, a daunting adventure that sees the St. Louis of old come to vivid life in Kathy L. Brown's capable hands. Sean's search for the missing baby girl of a wealthy St. Louis debutante leads him into an increasingly dangerous web of supernatural intrigue that touches on not only local history but the restrictive social mores of the early 20th century. A fascinating tale! - Daniel Waugh, author of Gangs of St. Louis With unencumbered prose and the sure-footed pace of a gumshoe hot on the case, Kathy L. Brown manages to blend a whiskey-dripping pair of fantastical worlds in her grainy new novel, The Big Cinch. Cinch follows Sean Joye, as he stalks the haunted streets of post-Great War St. Louis, a whole damn city built on top of an Ancient Indian Burial Ground. Joye's a Private Dick in the classic sense, but driven by a sensibility appropriate to the modern age. Part Chinatown, part Carnival Row, The Big Cinch delivers a pulpy dive entirely unique unto itself. - Paul d. Miller, author of Albrecht Drue, ghostpuncher and Albrecht Drue, Paranormal Dick. Old money. A missing child. Forbidden Love. Murder. The sights and sounds of 1920s St. Louis shines in this paranormal whodunit by Kathy L. Brown. Crisp writing and snappy dialogue are reminiscent of Cohen brothers' "Miller's Crossing" as Brown skillfully brings to life complex characters that leap off the pages. A late-night page turner, you won't be able to put this supernatural mystery down until the heart-stopping end. - Stephen Paul Sayers, author of A Taker of Morrows