#GGBC The Call of Lovecraft

This month for Geek Girls Book Club we answered the call of Lovecraft.  HP Lovecraft that is.  If you have not heard of Mr. Lovecraft, please do not continue to read my blog as I must distance myself from you and rock you live under.

For those of you whom did not heed my request and are continuing to read without knowing who HP Lovecraft is here is some brief info.  He is one of the American fathers of what became known as speculative fiction, then later the genres we know and love as Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror. He was born 8/20/1890 in Rhode Island.  He created Cthulhu and the Necronomicon.  He wrote as a journalist, poetry, general fiction, as well as the horror he is mostly remembered for.  His creations still pop up in modern pop culture including “Army of Darkness” and “The Real Ghost Busters”. He even appeared in one of my favorite TV shows, “Supernatural”.

I had not ready of his massive works prior to this month.  Thanks to Cthulhuchick.com, I was able to download his complete works onto my Nook.  I only read 2 selections, “the Call of Cthulhu” and “the Cats of Ulthar”.

The Call of Cthulhu:  I must admit, I did do a lot of skimming.  Parts of held my interest parts of it did not.  The story had a lot of description of things and not actions and conversations.  Maybe if I had not been reading it during lunches, I might have enjoyed it more.  The scenes where there were interactions between people were great.  But again I am not a reader who needs the whole set painted for me with words.  I would give it 3 of 5 tentacles.  What I enjoyed I really enjoyed.

The Cats if Ulthar:  I absolutely loved this story!!!  I have 4 cats so I really hated the couple who lived in the dark cottage.  I felt so bad for the gypsy boy whose cat was taken and then wanted to cheer when he cursed them.  I especially loved the end. 5 of 5 tentacles!