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Monday, December 31

Book Review: Cold Print

Campbell's style of Lovecraft is breathtaking. He improves on Lovecraft's purple prose, with characters that react a bit more modern (understandable, given that Campbell's more recent) and yet retains the alien and strange nature of encounters with the Mythos. Almost unilaterally, his protagonists have difficulty thinking clearly; they are lonely outcasts who all suffer from headaches, migraines, bizarre hallucinations, and strained relationships. The monsters, when they appear, are more forces of nature than entities. When there are two or more protagonists together, one of them inevitably succumbs to the dark lure of the unknown. [MORE]

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