[ BOOKS ] ✮ What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu Author Rachel Gray – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu Providing Insight Into The Famed Cthulhu Mythos Of H P Lovecraft As Well As The Countless Mythical Threats That Creep Among Earth S Population, This Comprehensive Handbook Explores The Transdimensional Beings, Subterranean Creatures, And Fantastical Beasts That Lurk In The Corners Of Time From Encounters With Barnabas Marsh And Wilbur Whateley To Dangerous Seaside Communities, This Witty Exploration Covers The Multitude Of Imaginary Dangers, Escape Options, And Chances Of Survival When Confronting These Horrors Shoggoths, Nightgaunts, Ghouls, And Cthulhu All Have Ventured Into Popular Culture In The Form Of Cuddly Toys, But As This Entertaining Overview Proves, These Monsters Are Not So Warm And Fuzzy When Met Face To Face, Face To Muzzle, Or Face To Tentacles Authoritative And Hilarious, This Survival Guide Sheds Light On The Mysterious And Often Unimaginable World Of Cthulhu.

10 thoughts on “What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu

  1. says:

    Essentially Mythos for Dummies , this book provides a quick rundown on people, places, and mostly things in HP Lovecraft s universe, combined with brief synopses of many of his better known stories The author touches on other writers contributions to the genre Howard, Smith, Chambers , but the focus is 95% HPL As you may guess, this book contains many humorous or less asides and some practical advice to those who might encounter the subjects of Lovecraft s stories While this book does a good job of educating the reader about the Mythos and fairly thoroughly so for 256 pages , when it comes to humor and practical advice, this is no Zombie Survival Guide and the author is no Max Brooks Most of the humor is pretty well basic or worse jokes about HPL s British spelling do not get funnier with multiple repetitions and most of the advice boils down to for god s ...

  2. says:

    An entertainig guide to surviving encounters with enteties from Lovecraft s Cthulu mythos Largely seems to involve having a friend who you can shove in front of you to take any damage be it mental or physical.

  3. says:

    This is the perfect handbook for those novices who find themselves pulled into a mysterious cult, trapped in the seaside town of Innsmouth, or notice a large, cephalopodic, madness inducing creature rising from the waves Gray covers all of the works of Lovecraft, the major characters and beings of the mythos, and some of the additional material from other writers She discusses the plots in an amusin...

  4. says:

    Fun Not for everyone but worth collecting if you do collect.

  5. says:

    A wonderful book, maybe not the most well written, but definitely one of the most entertaining The Author takes us on a journey through most of Lovecrafts tales regarding the Cthulhu mythos We get a good look at the people, the books, the towns and, of course, the monsters.You could say that it gives a shortened version of several cthulhu related storiesd, not only from Lovecraft Often interrupted with hila...

  6. says:

    Although this book presents itself as a survival guide, it is of a genre savvy rehash of the Cthulhu Mythos Every major story is examined, flaws in plans are pointed out and survival strategies are given Hint have a lot of friends to sacrifice After a while, this can get a bit tedious as it ends up being a lot of the same Still, the deadpan and cynical humour is up my alley and makes...

  7. says:

    What most people who have reviewed this don t mention, or miss altogether, that the book is fashioned after a travel guide superimposed with Cthulhu trappings and excerpts and stands on less firm legs as a guide to the stories proper This is yet another book that will be appreciated by people familiar with the Lovecraft mythos than readers seeking to be initiated into the genre Mostly tongue in cheek, it s an engaging read, containing lots of inside humor.Recommended for existing L...

  8. says:

    This was the first book I read dealing with the Cthulhu mythos It seemed like a Cliff Notes version of most of the popular H.P Lovecraft stories and was very enjoyable to read Having no knowledge of th...

  9. says:

    Nothing but a whole lot of story summaries laced with clunky jokes Ultimately, it fails in being scary, funny, or insightful.

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