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Shoggoth's Old Peculiar - Jouni Koponen, Neil Gaiman
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
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SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR 44 pages, 12 illustrations, 1 full-colour wraparound cover Neil Gaiman's World Fantasy Award nominated short story SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR will be published as a limited-edition chapbook with a new full color cover and 12 full-page interior illustrations by Jouni... show more
SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR
44 pages, 12 illustrations, 1 full-colour wraparound cover

Neil Gaiman's World Fantasy Award nominated short story SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR will be published as a limited-edition chapbook with a new full color cover and 12 full-page interior illustrations by Jouni Koponen.

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar is a very funny, somewhat scary story about what a young American Tourist encounters when he fetches up for the night in the Lovecraftian town of Innsmouth. The original illustrations combine horror and humour in equal measure.

Neil Gaiman is the award-winning writer of the epic comic series SANDMAN, and New York Times Best Sellers AMERICAN GODS, ENDLESS NIGHTS and CORALINE. "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" appears in his 1998 short fiction collection SMOKE AND MIRRORS and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. He is currently working on his new novel, ANANSI BOYS.

Jouni Koponen is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Henlinna, Finland, with his wife and child. Koponen has contributed work to several Finnish books, magazines, and newspapers, but SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR is his first internationally published work.

Koponen began work on SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR as an artistic exercise for his own amusement. Koponen, in Finland, sent Gaiman a web-link to his illustrations, and Gaiman, impressed, passed it on to Greg Ketter at DreamHaven Books

Ketter immediately realised that what Jouni had done would
make an excellent chapbook. DreamHaven Books has previously published Gaiman's short stories SNOW GLASS APPLES and ON CATS AND DOGS as limited edition chapbooks.

Initially the book will be made available only to members of Fiddler's Green, the Sandman convention being held in Minneapolis November 12th - 14th, 2004 Remaining copies of SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR will be available to the public through DreamHaven Books following the convention.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781892058072 (1892058073)
Publisher: Dreamhaven Books
Pages no: 44
Edition language: English
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
I was straightening up my bookshelf earlier today, and stumbled across this chapbook, stuffed into a corner out of the light. I remember having bought it several years ago, along with another Gaiman novelty, but for some reason I didn't read it before stuffing it into said corner. This wasn't very...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.0 Shoggoth's Old Peculiar Review
***This review is of the audiobook edition of "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar".*** Typical, well-written Neil Gaiman. Entertaining enough to keep your attention, but nothing to write home about. More of a homage to H.P. Lovecraft than an actual story. Gaiman did a good job of narrating, but his British a...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.0 Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
***This review is of the audiobook edition of "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar".***Typical, well-written Neil Gaiman. Entertaining enough to keep your attention, but nothing to write home about. More of a homage to H.P. Lovecraft than an actual story. Gaiman did a good job of narrating, but his British acce...
A Moonlight Sonata
A Moonlight Sonata rated it
2.5
So Peculiar It Went Over My Head Review 2.5 - 3 starsNarrated by Neil GaimanFree short story from Audible, previous published in a collection of short stories by the author in Smoke and Mirrors, and read by the author."Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" - It was an odd short story, as I find all of this aut...
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