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The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume I: A Graphic Collection of H. P. Lovecraft's Short Storiesby H. P. Lovecraft
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and#160;Itand#8217;s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs.
But this utopia hides a dark secret.
First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water.
Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing olderand#151;every half hourand#151;and there doesnand#8217;t seem to be any way out of the cove. Levyand#8217;s dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Peetersand#8217;s sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery.
Praise for Sandcastle:
and#147;Begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of The Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldnand#8217;t be out of place in a Von Trier film.and#8221; and#151;Publishers Weekly, starred review
and#147;Sandcastle is a fast 112-page read you won't be able to put down.and#8221;and#160; and#151;Cleveland.com
and#147;Peeters and Land#233;vy convey some profound, if profoundly unsubtle, truths about the human condition. Weighty stuff, expertly told.and#8221; and#151;The Comics Bulletin
"Lovecraft's pulp horrors have long proved a trying prospect for those who adapt them into any visual medium, due to the author's horrific visions being often nebulously defined. His madness-inducing elder gods, their nightmarish half-human offspring and all manner of inhuman, tentacled wigglies received descriptions allowing the imagination to do the heavy lifting, which was not a bad idea since no amount of storytelling can come up with anything as horrific as what an individual reader's mind can conceive. The other stumbling block for adapters is Lovecraft's 'antique' turn of phrase that is often lost in translation. This anthology, however, gets everything right and matches eight capable writers (among them Ian Edginton and Dan Lockwood) with seven very imaginative artists (Disraeli, INJ Collard) all of whom do the stories justice. The tales adapted are seven of Lovecraft's best, including 'The Call of Thulium,' 'The Munich Horror,' The Shadow over Inns Mouth,' each illustrated in styles running the gamut from the grotesque to the expressionistic and even the cartoony. It's a rich grab bag that brings the eerie and unspeakable to vivid graphic life, and both the newcomer and the seasoned Lovecraft fan will not be disappointed." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Innsmouth: a crumbling Massachusetts seaport shadowed in rumor and suspicion. A town inhabited by sullen and hostile people with disturbing, amphibian looks. Itandrsquo;s no place for a sightseer. Passing through Innsmouth on a genealogical tour of New England, a young man makes an ill-advised attempt to unravel the townandrsquo;s long-veiled history. What unfolds is a terrifying tale of a town transformed by its interaction with a monstrous aquatic civilization. As Innsmouthandrsquo;s murky history is brought to light, the narrator learns that the townandrsquo;s mysterious past is tied to his own family history. It is a revelation that has chilling consequences for the presentandmdash;and for the future.
Praise for The Shadow Out of Time:
A great way for a novice reader to discover the work of H. P. Lovecraft.” —New York Journal of Books
Watching Culbards fussy gents go stark raving nuts is always a blast, and this one may be his best yet.” —Booklist
About the Author
H. P. Lovecraft (1890andndash;1937) was an author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.
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