A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (2020)

A Mountain Walked Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos There is no bigger name in horror fiction than H P Lovecraft This new collection of fiction assembles a handful of reprints and over a dozen new stories inspired by H P Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mytho
  • Title: A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
  • Author: S.T. Joshi H.P. Lovecraft Caitlín R. Kiernan David Ho John Kenn Mortensen
  • ISBN: 9781613470534
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There is no bigger name in horror fiction than H.P Lovecraft This new collection of fiction assembles a handful of reprints and over a dozen new stories inspired by H.P Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos Authors include T.E.D Klein, Caitl n R Kiernan, Gemma Files, Lois Gresh, Thomas Ligotti, Patrick McGrath, and many others Loaded with illustrations by David Ho, ThomaThere is no bigger name in horror fiction than H.P Lovecraft This new collection of fiction assembles a handful of reprints and over a dozen new stories inspired by H.P Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos Authors include T.E.D Klein, Caitl n R Kiernan, Gemma Files, Lois Gresh, Thomas Ligotti, Patrick McGrath, and many others Loaded with illustrations by David Ho, Thomas Ott, Denis Tiani, and John Kenn Mortensen, this is an oversized, gorgeous clothbound book.
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      S.T. Joshi H.P. Lovecraft Caitlín R. Kiernan David Ho John Kenn Mortensen

    One Reply to “A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos”

    1. I have both the Centipede and Dark Regions editions and while the Centipede is the much comprehensive edition, it does not have the excellent Jason V Brock story The Man with the Horn, which is only in the Dark Regions edition.The Dark Regions edition excludes the T.C Boyle story while adding the Brock story It excludes the art galleries, comics, and the Lovecraft stories themselves It does include a number of the illustrations In a somewhat bizarre editorial oversight the author biography for [...]

    2. One of the most consistently good neo Lovecraftian anthologies I ve read, which is not surprising, given Joshi s stature in the field Under his deft editorial hand the reader is treated to a fine selection of tales spanning close to a century from 1933 to the present , each of which engages with Lovecraft and his legacy of cosmic horror in a markedly different way, yet as a whole flow and ring tonally true throughout Not a single story bored me, and I tore through all 600 pages of A Mountain Wal [...]

    3. 3.5 3.75 This was a hard one to rate I ve given it a lot of thought and am still unsure where it falls Anthologies, as I and countless others on have noted before, are by their very nature a mixed bag, and A Mountain Walked is no exception I m reminded of the old nursery rhyme There was a little girlWho had a little curlRight in the middle of her forehead.And when she was good,She was very, very good.And when she was bad she was horrid.For the most part AMW succeeds admirably most of the stories [...]

    4. About three years ago, I began reading THE CTHULHU MYTHOS by the self appointed successor to H.P Lovecraft, August Derleth As I look back over this dust covered tome, I find that I m not quite halfway through it in all of that time While there are good moments in it, it suffers from the worst writing traits of Lovecraft that is numbingly long blocks of narrative and a pretentious aura of self importance Unlike the best of Lovecraft, it s not original.That is why this collection of short stories [...]

    5. Absolutely stunning collection by Joshi I ve been sort of disenfranchised with Lovecraftian fiction as I ve explored other areas of weird this past year but this reinvigorated my love for the Cthulhu mythology The artwork here is amazing they even got one of my favorite genre artists John Kenn Mortensen see Sticky Monsters to contribute to this amazing book or should I call it a work of art The book starts with three amazing stories from authors that I hadn t heard of before some of who are one [...]

    6. There are some very good stories in here but I really didn t like anything from the big names This is quite a trend lately And it s like a small paradox.Because the editor is hoping to sell books because of the names on the cover but in fact their stories aren t quite satisfactory.But in the end this is a must for a fan of Lovecraft Mythos or of good old horror stories.Love it

    7. This is a large collection of stories either directly related to the Cthulhu mythos or related closely enough to not really have any true difference.Like most collections there are ones I really liked and others which I quickly flipped through because they just weren t my cup of ichor.It s overall a good collection I utterly LOVED the Neil Gaiman story The actual story was a bit disjointed but the description and evocative prose he used shows why Neil is a master storyteller.Another one, HungryR [...]

    8. Neil Gaiman story was worth itI liked some of these stories better than others, the mood varies from mystical to cynical and the genre from noir to thriller to Lovecraft pastiche interesting mix, worth it for the Gaiman story alone, but also one with a sympathetic portrayal of Wilbur Whateley.

    9. An anthology of the cosmic gorrorsSome anthologies try to keep one theme going throughout.This one brought fear, comedy, action, and obviously exestential dread to the pages.A great, albeit long read

    10. Starke, volumin se Sammlung von Geschichten aus dem Cthulhu Mythos, ausgew hlt von J.T Joshi Im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen aktuelle Anthologien nicht nur aktuelle Werke, sondern quer von den ersten Lovecraft Verbindungen bis heute.

    11. Some of the best Cthulhu Mythos stories I ve read Much better than the usual pastiche treatment these authors have made this shared universe their own As usual, I especially liked Neil Gaiman s contribution.

    12. Great Lovecraftian TalesUsually you will only find maybe one or two gems but not this anthology.I have my favorites as i am sure you will too.Pick this up

    13. Wow This collection is both huge and exceptional Too bad HPL did not write as well as these authors inspired by his works.

    14. Above average, but a bit of a mixed bag, as such anthologies always are The excellent Gemma Files contribution, Anasazi , is the standout piece and worth the entry fee on its own.

    15. I ll edit this Table of Contents with reviews of each story as I go The House of the Worm, by Mearle Prout3 5 Very much in line with Mythos, though the sense of completion at the end lacked the lingering sinister nature of my favorite Cthulhu stories Far Below, by Robert Barbour Johnson4 5 a great approach to urbanizing some classic ideas in the mythos Spawn of the Green Abyss, by C Hall Thompson5 5 amazing tale The Deep Ones, by James Wade5 5 amazing blend of Innsmouth tales and dolphin intelli [...]

    16. One or two of the short stories were average One I found so dull I just gave up on it But the vast majority were terrific.

    17. A GROCERY BAG OF TALES OF THE OLD ONES IT ISHello, there are some really good stories in here and some that should have never seen the light of day I could have done without the queer paramedic story Had to skip the thing Thanks.

    18. Very decent.I have to write twenty words here to post my starske being back in junior high If you re an H.P Lovecraft fan you will likely enjoy these stories.

    19. Mj g misjafnar s gur Sumar fram rskarandi g ar, a rar virka n stum eins og fremur d pur endurskrif eftir s gum Lovecraft.

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