Two New Reviews: Dark Shadows Book Reviews & Write or Wrong

We have two brand-new reviews to share with you this gelid Wednesday morning:

Drake Llywelyn at Dark Shadows Book Reviews calls The Book of Cthulhu II “a stunning collection of Lovecraft inspired tales all centered around the infamous Cthulhu myth.” Llywelyn singles out stories by Caitlin R. Kiernan, William Browning Spencer, and Kim Newman, and name-checks Laird Barron, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Wood, and W. H. Pugmire, further saying, “The stories in this collection vary greatly in theme, tone, and atmosphere, but all pay homage to the great master of storytelling and world-building.”

And at Write or Wrong, Sandra M. Odell reviews The Drabblecast‘s production of Christopher Reynaga’s tale from The Book of Cthulhu II, “I Only Am Escaped Alone To Tell Thee,” saying:

“‘I Only Am Escaped Alone To Tell Thee’ is a deliciously moody retelling of Melville’s MOBY DICK with a healthy dose of a tentacled, winged monster a la H. P. Lovecraft. Ahab is not the monstrous man you have come to expect, and there are far worse horrors awaiting Ishmael. Christopher nails it again and again, whether the timing of the prose, the depth of description, or his choice of imagery. Graeme’s narration grinds the story into the dark, gritty pavement of Nantucket, and alternately leaves the listener wanting more and wishing to drown out his words in alcohol. THE DRABBLECAST hit it out of the part with this production.”

Read the full review at Write or Wrong. Check out the The Drabblecast‘s recording (featuring the incredible Graeme Dunlop) at, or listen to the author read this whale of a tale in his own voice using the Soundcloud widget below:

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