Lovecraft Country: A Novel
Publish date: 2016-02-16
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
This book really exceeded all my expectations. What I had heard about this book prior to digging in was that Ruff had taken some of Lovecraft's themes and spun them from a black perspective. This is so much more than that though. Ruff doesn't just plumb Lovecraft's oeuvre, but that of classic sci-fi...
Another book with a fantastic premise and strong start that doesn't quite live up to its potential. The novel establishes 1954, post-Korean War, Jim Crow America as Lovecraftian horror for its African American characters. Each chapter/section explores the point of view of a member of the (extended...
Loved this!! Can't recommend it highly enough!
I really enjoyed this, though I felt it somewhat missed the mark in what it was trying to do. Basically, it needed more horror in the fantasy elements to reflect the horror in the everyday life, and we didn't really get that much. There were some nice creepy scenes, but not any good spine tingling s...