The Call of Cthulhu – Book Review

This is the classic horror tale from H.P. Lovecraft about the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, conjuring up a dark and terrifying world. An island appears from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean during an earthquake. The buildings don’t seem to be built in a recognisable way to the crew of a small vessel who have the misfortune to land on the island and encounter the dreadful squid-dragon creature. The only survivor is brave enough to steer his boat straight at the monster, tearing it to pieces, however when he looks around the creature is recombining itself somehow.

The cult of Cthulhu is practised in remote parts of the world. When the earthquake starts, people who’ve had contact with the cult go insane and have terrible nightmares.

There is little dialogue in this story and it’s almost all description, telling the reader not showing them.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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