Thursday, February 16, 2017
PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Possible Interest
AR-I-E'CH AND THE SPELL OF CTHULHU: AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO R.E. HOWARD'S LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION - Kindle edition by Fred Blosser. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. AR-I-E’CH AND THE SPELL OF CTHULHU: AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO R.E. HOWARD’S LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION provides a new reference to Robert E. Howard's classic tales of the Cthulhu Mythos and related horror fantasies inspired by the chilling cosmic vision of H.P. Lovecraft. Included are an introductory overview of Howard, Lovecraft, and the Mythos; summaries and discussions of the stories; a short essay on the associations between the Cthulhu Mythos and Howard's most celebrated heroic-fantasy character; a catalog of Howard's signature additions to the Mythos (persons, places, sinister books, and gods); and a selected reading list. Fred Blosser is a veteran commentator on the fiction of Robert E. Howard, published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR, THE DARK MAN, AMRA, and Marvel Comics magazines based on Howard's characters. He has also published in CINEMA RETRO, THE DARK SIDE, THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE, MYSTERY SCENE, and other magazines about the fantasy, horror, and detective genres.