Tuesday, 7 April 2015

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth - Edited by Stephen Jones

Release Date: 30/01/15
Publisher:  Titan


Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century's master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.


OK, to be honest this isn’t a book that you’re going to read cover to cover in a short time, however it is a book that is a lot of fun to dip into when you want a touch of not only the weird but the macabre. I loved the differing writing styles within and to have a good few names I know in there made this a book that was not only fun but one that I had a lot of pleasure from when I dipped into.

As with a lot of short stories, this is the type of book that you really want for journey’s or just the times when you want to lose yourself and get to the full conclusion of the tale within a short time. All round a solid book and whilst a reprint under the Titan name, a book that will definitely keep many a reader entertained. Cracking.

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