Cthulhu The Mythos and Kindred Horrors The true gods of Earth existed long before our ancestors crawled mindless upon the shore Yog Sothoth Shub Niggurath Nyarlathotep insatiate tenebrous monsters whose ultimate throne is Chaos Greates

  • Title: Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors
  • Author: Robert E. Howard David Drake
  • ISBN: 0671656414295
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The true gods of Earth existed long before our ancestors crawled mindless upon the shore Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, Nyarlathotep insatiate, tenebrous monsters, whose ultimate throne is Chaos.Greatest of all is he called Cthulhu Only in ancient, blasphemous manuscripts can that name be found and those who decipher it are left pale and numb, aware that in the veryThe true gods of Earth existed long before our ancestors crawled mindless upon the shore Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, Nyarlathotep insatiate, tenebrous monsters, whose ultimate throne is Chaos.Greatest of all is he called Cthulhu Only in ancient, blasphemous manuscripts can that name be found and those who decipher it are left pale and numb, aware that in the very act of decipherment they have become both pawn and prey of an ultra worldly power that renders human existence both tenuous and trite.The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall remain long after they have devoured us.Contents Introduction by David Drake Arkham poem The Black Stone The Fire of Asshurbanipal The Thing on the Roof Dig Me No Grave Silence Falls on Mecca s Walls poem The Valley of the Worm The Shadow of the Beast Old Garfield s Heart People of the Dark Worms of the Earth Pigeons From Hell An Open Window poem

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    1. Robert E. Howard David Drake

      Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction Howard wrote over three hundred stories and seven hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror He is well known for having created in the pages of the legendary Depression era pulp magazine Weird Tales the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.

    433 thoughts on “Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors”

    1. For some time now I’ve had the vague idea that I’ve “read” Robert E. Howard. Oh, I’ve read most of the Conan stuff, as well as several stories. But after a weekend of reading Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors, it’s clear I’ve got a ways to go. I ran across this 1987 gem in a used bookstore, and I was intrigued right away. Other than the oft anthologized “Pigeons from Hell” (which is not a Cthulhu story), I didn’t really note any stories that I had read before (as it tur [...]


    2. An excellent collection of the Howard stories related to H. P. Lovecrafts mythos. I am usually more a fan of Howard's action stories but these were very good reads. Very recommended


    3. One of my personal letdowns about H.P. Lovecraft was his overt racism in his horror writings. What made me appreciative of this volume was that I was able to read works in the same vein as Lovecraft-indeed, Howard proved to be just as adept at approaching Lovecraft's mythos as was Lovecraft himself-but without the blatant bigotry that undermined Lovecraft's genius. Howard manages to appropriate the language and atmosphere of Lovecraft's "cosmic horror" with fidelity and articulation. I highly re [...]


    4. I'm putting this in fantasy to hang out with the rest of the Robert E. Howard stuff on my list. It's a collection of short stories influenced by or involving the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. As contemporaries, Howard and Lovecraft often played off of each other's work in their own stories. Howard really put himself into these tales, though, making them unique within the Mythos stories. "The Black Stone" is the most powerful tale here.


    5. In some of the stories, Howard seems out of his depth in another's world. Some of the stand-outs are The Black Stone, The Valley of the Worm, People of the Dark, and Worms of the Earth. Valley and People are great reading in the vein of the Conan stories, with Worms mixing Howard's Bran Mak Morn with Lovecraft's universe.


    6. A collection of the stories that Robert E. Howard wrote that used and extended the Cthulhu mythos ideas of H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft invited other writers to use his tropes and Howard did so to great effect in these stories, especially in "The Black Stone." This also contains "Pigeons from Hell," Howard's best horror story, and "The Valley of the Worm," one of his best ever fantasy stories.


    7. This book is worth having for the cover alone. It's a wonderful, almost Alien image of a statue of cthulhu by Stephen Hickman.




    8. This is a fine anthology of Howard's horror stories, all of them Lovecraftian in tone. Actually, there are three great little poems collected here as well - ARKHAM, SILENCE FALLS ON MECCA'S WALLS and AN OPEN WINDOW - and they pad out the anthology nicely.Of the stories, OLD GARFIELD'S HEART is a straightforward bit of pulp horror about a heart that keeps beating after death. Nothing too unusual here. Similarly, DIG ME NO GRAVE is a southern gothic, a story of fire and brimstone and the selling o [...]


    9. A foray into his friend Lovecraft's invention. Not bad probably would have been better with more stories, and continuing correspondence with Lovecraft.


    10. He's no Lovecraft, but Robert E. Howard stuff is great fun right up until it gets rapey. Which honestly isn't nearly as often as one might anticipate when they first start reading it.


    11. 5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Horror & Suspense by the Master Writer, December 4, 2009I will on occasion pick up an old sci-fi or horror anthology and stuff it in my pocket for safekeeping. Such a book is "The Mythos and Kindred Horrors", a collection of stories originally appearing in Weird Tales back in 1930s America, when pulp was king and Robert E. Howard was tops.Howard, author and creator of the Conan series, also delved into Lovecraft territory. Lovecraft was a contemporary of Howard a [...]


    12. Something that has always impressed and delighted me about Robert E. Howard was the variety of tales he told. His westerns are great, his tall tales impressive and, of course, his heroic fiction is legendary.His horror writing is a lot of fun, too. Horror elements certainly crept into his heroic fantasy and other genres, perhaps due to the association with H. P. Lovecraft and his writing. The stories in this volume are all entertaining. While they don't all deal with the so called "Cthulhu Mytho [...]


    13. I know there's a movement afoot, academic or not, to rehabilitate Howard as a "serious" writer. But the more I read of his work the less of literary merit I find in it. His writings have about as much worth as Edgar Rice Burroughs's, and for the same reasons Burroughs's work will never be redeemed as great literature: Howard was mainly a writer of adventure stories and he wrote an incredible volume of material in a short time because he needed the money. That last doesn't necessarily exclude a w [...]


    14. 23 Dec 2010. Now THAT was fun. Good guys win, bad guys get killed, monsters and demons lurk in every dusty crypt. These are short stories written for the pulp fiction market of 1920's and 30's. Thus: plots are predictable, hyper-masculine characters are all similar if not identical, racism and sexism abound. The writing repeats itself in some places, contradicts itself in others. All action, no insight. If you can accept that and take these stories for what they are - a fun, adventurous read - t [...]


    15. I remember listening to an audiobook of Robert E. Howard's collected short stories back in 2011/2012 but I just don't remember which onee ToC for this one includes the main stories I remember listening to, so this will have to do. I was genuinely freaked out by some of these. Credit must go to the audiobook narrator, as well, but Howard can certainly weave an engrossing and spine-chilling scenario. BUT, big caveat, Howard definitely held some racist viewpoints. This especially comes through at t [...]


    16. Some great short stories in here and I'm scared to say it (eh eh eh), but I found some of the stories more intriguing/scary than Lovecraft's work. I realize the two corresponded and that probably helped in Howard's knack for writing such tales so well, but I think that in a way, the presentation of these horrific tales flow faster than HP's. I believe its because Howard's no-nonsense approach to his Conan writings comes across so we have a more 'direct' (?) narrative of Cthulu tales. I enjoyed e [...]


    17. I wanted to like this book. I enjoy a lot of classic pulp writers. But Howard's dialogue is unnaturally wooden and in general horrible. This would be forgivable if, like his Conan stories, most of the narrative was action, where he excels. But instead, the bulk of the stories in this collection are told through teeth-grindingling awful blocks of expository dialogue. Don't waste your time, re-read Lovecraft if you hunger for Mythos stories. His remain the best and most readable.


    18. A great selection of Cthulhu mythos tales. Howard breathes life into these stories better than Lovecraft ever did - believable, understandable conversations, detailed with enough vagueness to allow your imagination to fill in the blanks. The Black Toad is my favorite of these tales, and haunts me for months every time I read it.


    19. A great book. Robert E. Howard was a contemporary, and friend, of H. P. Lovercraft and this is a collection of REH's stories which featured elements of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Some of them are the equal of Lovecraft's work and, I have to admit, the prose is generally more accessible than HPL's.


    20. Cthulhu Mythos*, written by the author of Conan. 'Nuff Said?* Loosely. About half the stories have little or nothing to do with Cthulhu Cannon and there's a lot more two-fisted adventuring than Lovecraft ever dreamed of.



    21. Great stuff but the last few stories started to drag a bit for me. The book starts out really strong though.



    22. Robert E Howard was a pen pal of HP Lovecraft and often wrote stories of Cthulhu Mythos. This is one of his best collections.



    23. Fuck this. Anything Cthulhu not written by Lovecraft is shit. Fuck Robert E. Howard and fuck August Derleth.




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