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The sickest writer in horror takes on the Cthulhu Mythos In July, 1939, antiquarian and H.P. Lovecraft aficionado, Foster Morley, takes a scenic bus tour through the wilds of northern Massachusetts. He wants to go where Lovecraft went, and to see what Lovecraft saw, to further distill his understanding of history's most impacting horror fantasist. When he happens upon theThe sickest writer in horror takes on the Cthulhu Mythos In July, 1939, antiquarian and H.P. Lovecraft aficionado, Foster Morley, takes a scenic bus tour through the wilds of northern Massachusetts. He wants to go where Lovecraft went, and to see what Lovecraft saw, to further distill his understanding of history's most impacting horror fantasist. When he happens upon the curious, secluded waterfront prefect known as Innswich Point-not to be found on any map-he assumes the curiosity of the name is mere coincidence, but in less than twenty-four hours he'll learn that he couldn't be more mistaken. Deeper and deeper, then, Morley delves into the queer town's dark mystique. Has his imagination run rampant, or are there far too many similarities between this furtive fishing village and the fictional town of Lovecraft's masterpiece, The Shadow Over Innsmouth? Could it be possible that Lovecraft himself actually visited this town before his death in 1937? Join splatter king Edward Lee for a private tour of Innswich Point - a town founded on perversion, torture, and abominations from the sea....

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The Innswich Horror Reviews

  • Henrietta
    2019-03-13 05:43

    I'm not sure what I just read or how I feel about it :| More disturbing than horror.

  • Chris
    2019-03-10 00:49

    Known to most ardent of Edward Lee readers, Lee cites HP Lovecraft as a major influence and has since written a number of stories centered around Lovecraft--The Senary (with a more fleshed-out version soon to be published as Lucifer's Lottery), Trolley 1852, The Haunter of the Threshold--and with The Innswich Horror, Lee smacks a terrific homerun. Set in the 1939, this novella follows wealthy Foster Morley as he traverses the New England seaside fishing village of Innswich, following in the footsteps of his literary idol, Lovecraft. Innswich, as it turns out, was the model for the fictional town of Innsmouth in his tale, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. But as Morley soon discovers, the line between fiction and reality is very thin, indeed, and what Lovecraft wrote about was more real than he could have ever imagined.Defly written, there's plenty here to satisfy hardcore Lee fans, but what most impressed me was how well Lee wrote this novella from the POV of a man of the late 1930's, wealthy and well-educated, and his use of language was skilled and believable. Fans of Lovecraft should, of course, add this to their library, as well as Lee's previously-mentioned HPL-inspired novels. Highly recommended!

  • Matt Parsons
    2019-03-11 03:54

    If your fond of HP Lovecraft and have ever read other works by Edward Lee, your be particularly pleased with this book. It was just under 200 pages but I enjoyed it greatly and finshed it in just over a day. This story follows a fictional account of a HP Lovecraft enthusiast who while traveling in Massuchusets discovers a town errily suggestive of the haunted fishing port town of Innsmouth from Lovecrafts story. This story is set in the 30's and is one of the better Edward Lee tales I've read. As always there is an element of dark perverse horror in the tale, but we only peek at it and hear undertones of it and it is done rather tastefully in degrees where it fits aptly within the story.I highly recommend this to readers of Lovecraft. Mr. Lee is clearly fond of the mythos subject matter and did a commendible job on the story.

  • PsypherPunk
    2019-03-05 06:47

    There are enough instances where the author proves himself capable of evoking the right atmosphere. However, he seems intent on sabotaging it, punctuating everything with something base and/or repugnant. There's no fear of the unknown here. Rather, revulsion at the all-too-familiar.

  • Ricky
    2019-03-10 07:46

    Enjoyable for fans of Lovecraft, but falls a bit in the climax.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-05 03:50

    Such a strange book. Surprisingly quick read, given the intense vocab.

  • Chuck Rios
    2019-02-21 08:51

    THE INNSWICH HORROR by Edward LeeThe INNSWICH HORROR by Edward Lee is part of a series of books dedicated to the memory of the late, the great, H. P. Lovecraft.In this series, so far, we have; Trolley 1852, The Haunter of the Threshold, The Dunwich Romance, Pages Torn From A Travel Journal and this one, The Innswich Horror.A side note here: Trolley 1852, Haunter of the Threshold and Innswich Horror are available from Deadite press. Pages Torn from a Travel Journal and The Dunwich Romance are sold as Limited edition hardbacks from I can’t wait to get a hold of the last two, I hope they get released in PB format or digital. If anyone knows anything, PLEASE let me know!)In this story, a rich man from Providence, RI, named Foster Morley, re-traces the steps of his favorite author of all time… H. P. Lovecraft.Morey is utterly infatuated with anything and everything about H. P. Lovecraft. He even calls him “The Master.”Lovecraft is Foster Morley’s hobby; Finding out where he walked, where he ate, slept, etc. but as Morley is on a scenic bus trip through Massachusetts, he stops at the town of Innswich Port; a fishing waterfront that strongly resembles Morley’s favorite book of all time, The Shadow Over Innsmouth! ( As with all fan fiction, I recommend you go back and re-read this fine classic before reading Lee’s take.)The port town is very strange in its similarities to Lovecraft’s book (As Morley soon finds out, some characters and places are named after real life residence and locations, only with their names slightly altered) and as Foster uncovers the truth about Lovecraft, Innswich Port and the terrifying secrets it holds underground, his life hangs in the balance and there is NO going back.The Innswich Horror is not written in Lee’s splatter punk style so if you’re looking for it or if you want to read that stuff I recommend Mangled Meat or his City Infernal series. Now I am not saying that there isn’t any deprived violence, mongoloid sex and unsettling scenes in this book because they are in there, just toned down more. It’s an excellent book for someone who is new to Lee’s work so if you have never read him, this would be a great place to start.Actually, Innswich Horror is written more like a suspenseful thriller. There is a good cast of characters and the plot kept me guessing and engaged till the end. As with most of Edward Lee’s work, I couldn’t put the book down. It’s nice too, in that it’s a short work of novella length and easily read in an hour or two.It was very well written and Lee captures Lovecraft’s style and taste for Providence in a truly different and unique way.It’s a must read for all Lovecraft and Lee fan’s. It’s dark, creepy fun so what are you waiting for??? Get your copy today and devour The Innswich Horror before it devours you!

  • Monster
    2019-02-20 05:42

    Edward Lee is known for his very modern, very splatterpunk-influenced, extreme horror. I have not always been a huge fan of his work, although I liked Flesh Gothic, which reminded me of a more extreme Eyes Wide Shut. However, I can say that I was very impressed with his recent take on the Lovecraftian mythos, the Innswich Horror.If you are a fan of the classic Lovecraft novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth just stop reading this review. Just trust me and pick up this book. I think of it as a sequel or companion piece. Lee is not as known for mythos fiction as C.J. Henderson or Brian Lumley, but I would say Lee has created as strong an entry to the mythos cannon. Some writers have devoted entire careers to playing in Lovecraft’s sandbox, but here in this short, quick volume, Lee shows a deep understanding of Lovecraft and his work.The story follows Foster Morley, a Lovecraft devotee who traces Lovecraft’s path and research and finds a city and location similar to the events in the Lovecraft story. Lee builds the mystery and suspense perfectly, and to me this is his best work to date. Mythos writing is as tired and overdone as gothic vampire romance, but Lee knocked this mythos novel out of the park. Lovecraft fans will enjoy this work, and it should be in your collection.Contains:Reviewed by: David Agranoff

  • David Agranoff
    2019-02-22 08:43

    The Innswich Horror by Edward Lee165 pagesDeadite pressEd Lee is know for his very modern, very splatterpunk influenced extreme horror, and while we share the same publisher I have not always been a fan of his work. I liked Flesh Gothic which reminded me of a more extreme Eyes wide shut. It was not until I read his recent stab at the Lovecraftian mythos the Innswhich horror. If you are a fan of the classic Lovecraft Novella - the Shadow over Innsmouth just stop reading this review. Just trust me and pick up this book. I think of it as a sequel or companion piece. Lee not as known for Mythos fiction like CJ Henderson or Brian Lumley, but I would say Lee has created as strong an entry to the mythos cannon. Some of those same writers who have devoted entire careers to Playing in Lovecraft’s sandbox. The story follows Foster Morley a Lovecraft devotee who traces Lovecraft’s path and research and finds a city and location similar to the events in the Lovecraft story. Lee builds the mystery and suspense perfectly and to me this is his best work to date. Mythos writing is as tired and over done as gothic vampire romance, so I have to hand it Lee who knocked this mythos novel out of the park. Lovecraft fans will enjoy this work, and it should be in your collection.

  • Johann Ingi
    2019-03-12 08:55

    Loved it! it's written as a semi sequel to Shadow over innsmouth and it works great.Full of dread and nice characters.

  • Sorben
    2019-03-18 02:59

    Foster Morley ist begeisterter Lovecraft Fan. Er begibt sich 1939 auf eine Reise durch Massachusetts auf der Suche nach den Orten, die seinem geliebten Autoren Inspiration boten. Dabei stößt er auf den nirgends verzeichneten Ort Olmstead. Sofort verbindet er den Namen der Stadt mit dem Erzähler aus der Geschichte Schatten über Innsmouth und bleibt einige Tage für Erkundungen an diesem Ort. Dabei stellt er Augenscheinlich keine Gemeinsamkeiten zum fiktiven Innsmouth fest: Olmstead geht es gut, die Regierung hat viel Geld für die Sanierung des alten Fischerortes bereitgestellt, die Fischerei läuft überdies gut und gehört zu einem wichtigen überregionalen Wirtschaftsfaktor und der Bevölkerung der sauberen Küstenstadt scheint es ebenfalls gut zu gehen, er trifft auf freundliche Menschen… vorwiegend schwangere Frauen.Ist dieser Ort tatsächlich die Vorlage für Schatten über Innsmouth? Die Antwort liegt wortwörtlich unter der Oberfläche!Edward Lee beschreitet in seinem Roman Innswich Horror einen sehr schönen Weg, denn die ersten Seiten könnten ein Reisebericht durch das Lovecraft Country, also ein Teil Neuenglands sein. Was wäre für einen Fan Lovecrafts interessanter? Wir befindet uns aber alsbald mit Foster Morley am Beginn seines Abenteuers und langsam steigt die Spannung. Anfangs wird nur die überdurchschnittliche Zahl schwangerer Frauen herausgestellt, die der Protagonist aber mit staatlichen Initiativen und der gleichen zu erklären versucht. Bei weiteren Nachforschungen stößt er auf den ehemaligen Fotografen und Zuhälter Cyrus Zalen, dieser heruntergekommene Mann, erklärt ihm dann, was in diesem Dorf wirklich passiert: Lovecraft nahm das alte Olmstead tatsächlich als Grundlage für seine Geschichte, die Wahrheit fände Foster in einem Tunnelsystem an der Küste.Ich will nicht weiter spoilern, allerdings bleibt die Geschichte etwas flau. Das liegt nicht daran, dass alles vorhersehbar ist, es ist eher der Horror, der fehlt. Gruselig wird es zu keinem Zeitpunkt, an einigen Stellen könnte vielleicht etwas Ekel aufkommen. Was allerdings ziemlich gut war, war das Ende. Die letzte Wendung rang mir ein Lächeln ab, unvorhersehbar und etwas pulpig.Die größte Schwäche meiner Meinung nach, sind die Hauptfiguren. Zum einen Foster Morley, ein reicher Schnösel, naiv und kantenlos. Selten habe ich das Bedürfnis eine Hauptfigur sterben zu sehen (natürlich nur in Horror Büchern o.ä.), er gehört aber dazu. Beispielhaft sei eine Szene geschildert, in der sich ein Eis kauft. Es kostet 5 Cent aber er bezahlt mit 5 $, der Rest ist Trinkgeld. Er schmeißt mit seinem Geld nur so um sich, weil er sich als Retter sieht. Natürlich geht es ihm nur darum, die wirtschaftliche Lage der Verkäuferin zu verbessern, nebenbei hat er sich aber auch in sie verkuckt und träumt davon mit ihr zusammen bis an ihr Ende in einem großen Haus zu leben. Damit wird seine Persönlichkeit klar, er ist ein Heuchler. Die Erwähnung an anderer Stelle, dass er die Schriften von Marx kenne, er aber gleichzeitig einen heruntergekommenen Mann (Zalen) auf Grund seiner Lebensumstände verurteilt und mit ihm um ein paar Dollar feilscht, lässt mich glauben, dass er keine Ahnung von der wirklichen Welt hat. Solche Episoden tauchen immer mal wieder auf. Ihn treiben keine inneren Zwänge oder äußere Umstände an, einzig die Begeisterung für Lovecraft weicht einer gesteigerten Hingabe zu der Frau seiner Begierde. Aber nichts wird vertieft oder führt zu einer interessanten Wendung der Geschichte. Sollte Edward Lee diesen Charakter so angelegt haben, dann ziehe ich meinen Hut. Denn auch wenn Foster blass und konsistenzlos ist, weckt seine Beschreibung doch tiefe Gefühle in mir.Die Gesichte ist eher mäßig, der Hauptcharakter könnte kantiger sein, warum also habe ich das Buch zu ende gelesen? Die Geschichte ist nicht schlecht, man sollte aber keinen Schauer auf dem Rücken erwarten, auch Forster Morley ist nicht einer der besten Sympathieträger aber Edward Lee schnürt hier ein solides Gesamtpaket.

  • Aurumora
    2019-03-12 02:52

    Eins sehr gut geführtes Buch mit toller Atmosphäre bis kurz vor das Ende. Das Ende ist leider leicht abgelöst vom sonstigen Buch. Es passt irgendwie nicht recht daran. Es ist als hätte er diesen schlechten Horrorfilm gesehen über Dagon, den ich letzten gesehen habe, um daraus ein Ende zu basteln. Jedoch bin ich bis kurz 10 Seiten vor Schluss sehr zufrieden mit dem Buch. Man bekommt ein leicht altertümliches gemütliches Feeling, das regelmäßig von ein paar Kleinigkeiten gestört wird. Es passt sich dort perfekt in den schleichenden Horror hinein. Die Charaktere sind super gezeichnet besonders Zalen. Er ist für mich der realistischste von allen. Also man kann wirklich viel gutes über dieses Buch sagen.PS: Das Cover kommt eigentlich nie so als Bild vor in Buch, ist aber trotzdem cool gezeichnet. Vielleicht kann man es eher als Metapher bezeichnen.

  • Thaydra
    2019-03-06 00:43

    Guy who's fascinated obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft decides to follow the steps of his hero, and finds a small town that fashioned the town from Guy's favorite Lovecraft novel- Shadow Over Innsmouth. He decides to stay a few days, and realizes just how closely the town in the book resembles the town he is in. The longer he stays, the more he realizes just how similar they are. A little splatter, a little love story, a little horror. Great beach read.

  • Steve Wynne
    2019-02-21 02:41

    Fantastic little read! A perfectly Lovecraft pastiche.

  • J.C. Albors
    2019-03-14 01:45

    Boring and predictable

  • Tarl
    2019-03-18 05:05

    Edward Lee, quoted as "The sickest writer in horror..." tries his hand at a Lovecraftian story. This isn't the first story of Lee's I've read, and yet having finished this I am starting to wonder where this title of 'sickest writer' comes from as this story is relatively tame when it comes to the aspect of what one would expect from a writer with such a title. The story itself is well written, and flows fairly well. The details and descriptions are very Lovecraft in how they are presented to the author. The basic plot is interesting and with only a few pacing issues, flows relatively well from beginning to end. The main character is interesting, as is his obsession with Lovecraft's work and person. Mary is enchanting and will cause anyone with a 'white knight syndrome' to instantly feel sorry for her and want to see her helped. Other characters too are well planned out and act as you would expect them to. The setting is well done as well, capturing the feel of a bustling port town well. The explaination as to why things don't resemble the old days is nicely done and helps to move the plot along as well. Just enough description is giving to keep the story moving without bogging it down in over done details about the buildings, the woods, shoreline and more. (something Lovecraft himself is guilty of)But there were a couple issues I found with this story. One is the pacing issues, where often the pacing jerks and places where the pacing should be quick it suddenly feels as if you're riding on a stalling car. One moment it's going fast, the next you've stopped, but now you're going, wait, it's stopped again. This tended to stop a lot of the tension from building to what it could have been, increasing the horror aspect of the book.Another problem is Lee's attempt to seemingly include multiple Lovecraftian elements into the story, for example, the Re-animator. Though such Easter eggs are interesting when well done, the sections he's placed them seem to be unneeded in the story itself. The reanimated corpses could easily have been taken out of the story and it would have worked out just as good, perhaps better, as they didn't play that much of a roll in the overall plot. The ending itself also seemed to be rather jumbled, as if Lee had a number of ideas of how to end the story and was trying to get all of them down onto the page. The main character is thrust back and forth from location to location to accomplish what he needs to do, often going back to locations he's already been again and again. This is one of the pacing issues mentioned above, as instead of having a clean, clear line of rising action and climax, it jumbles what should have been a rush of action.Lastly, the very end of the story was completely pointless. The very last paragraph seems to have been added on simply for shock value or 'ha-ha, you didn't get away so easily!'. It felt tacked on, pointless, and could easily have been left off with no effect. Yet despite this, I am giving this story four stars as, don't get me wrong, this was a good story. I read it in two sittings, couldn't put it down, and overall enjoyed the tale. I am glad that this wasn't along the lines that, from what I can gather, what Lee writes usually. An over abundance of gore and splatter-punk in this tale would have detracted away from the story.In the end, I recommend this story to anyone who is a Lovecraft fan. If you are a horror fan looking for a story, read 'Shadow over Innsmoth' first and then read this story. You'll have a better understanding of elements in this story and it will make a lot more sense. Pick it up, it's a good read and well worth the price I paid on Smashwords.

  • Mike Kazmierczak
    2019-02-22 03:39

    While I acquired and read this book due to being a fan of Edward Lee, it would have been more appropriate for me to do so as a fan of H.P. Lovecraft instead. The book has more in common with Lovecraft than with Lee. It is a quasi-sequel from Lovecraft's THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH, very similar in idea to when Robert McCammon wrote USHER'S PASSING as a sequel/continuation from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher".The story takes place in 1939 and follows Foster Morley, a rich and bored young man who is a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft. Morley wants to follow Lovecraft's footsteps, literally: going where Lovecraft went, seeing what Lovecraft saw. Along this journey, Morley finds a town that Lovecraft visited and which turns out to be the basis for THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH. Morley stays in town and explores. During this time he discovers a town filled with numerous beautiful and pregnant women. With his sense of adventure and mystery piqued, Morley stays to determine what is truly happening in this town.I found the story entertaining and enjoyable; unfortunately I did not find it quite as engaging as I would like. The only reason that I could think of as to why not would be that the story is very much in the Lovecraftian style. Although I enjoy Lovecraft and the mythos he created, I'm also not a huge fan of him. And Lee did an incredible job of writing THE INNSWICH HORROR in the Lovecraft style. It's obvious that Lee has done his resource or is a big Lovecraft fan. Or even both! Bottom line, if you are a fan of Lovecraft, you should read this book. If you are a fan of Lee, this book is good and shows his abilities but it is not over-the-top violent or sexy. It instead displays his dedication as a H.P. Lovecraft fan.

  • Patrice Leonard
    2019-03-10 00:58

    Une lecture intéressante mais avec un arrière gout décalé de "too much is too much".Si HPL nous suggèrait une horreur qui contre vents et marrées restait indicible, Edward Lee nous offre un récit ou l'horreur est clairement évoquée. La suggestion de l'horreur permettait également à HPL de mettre en balance la santé mentale de son personnage et demandait à son lecteur de se positionner. Si l'horreur est clairement évoquée comme c'est le cas ici, c'est au personnage de se positionner et le moins que je puisse dire c'est que cette prise de position m'apparait comme tout sauf crédible.Bref, j'ai eu l'impression de relire la nouvelle de HPL, le cauchemard d'Innsmouth revue et corrigée par Hollywood en vue de la production d'une série B. Bon maintenant, vous direz cela mérite-t-il quand même 3 étoiles? Je dirais oui, d'une part, le récit est malgré tout intéressant à lire, la déception étant plus due à un rapprochement avec HPL qui n'a pas lieu d'être sauf en terme d'inspiration (plagiat?). Ensuite, le langage un peu désuet et l'attitude "gentleman" du personnage apporte beaucoup de fraîcheur à un récit qui sinon serait gore. Le suspens tient la route mais sans plus.En conclusion, je dis oui si le style et l'univers de fins des années 30 dans lequel le récit nous plonge vous interpelle mais je dis non si vous vous attendez à retrouver l'univers embrumé des bords de mers de HPL.

  • Brian Mcclain
    2019-02-28 03:55

    I quite enjoyed this, honestly moreso than I had thought I would before reading. I've been on a weird fiction kick and a splatterpunk kick and lord knows the intersection of those two would be something I'd be interested in. Essentially this is a story in a small town that is built wonderfully for the time period and the history behind it, I'm not one to look for anachronisms in the town or anything but honestly nothing seemed too ridiculously out of place. Of course, there are dark secrets afoot, and they betray horrors that humankind is unable to conceptualize, except for they are and they're pretty awesome in detail. I feel like this is a great companion piece to Lovecraft's work, a more graphic explanation of the concepts that Lovecraft himself used his grasp of language and the unknown to describe.

  • Kurt Criscione
    2019-03-16 02:50

    Not a bad read and it got better toward the end... I've been noticing that Lee goes through periods were he uses a lot of the same themes in his books... for example: Pregnant Women... he uses them here, in Lurker at the Threshold, and the other book whose title i can't spell off the top of my head... so the repetetion i find annoying, so you kinda need to mix Lee's books up... read something from the past year then read something from 5+ years ago, and then read a mass market release versus a small press version.Anyway... a good read, lots of interesting Lovecraftian based stuff and some insights into one of my favourite Lovecraft stories... the premise of the story is great... just a few things in the execution that were off for me.

  • Rhonda
    2019-02-20 04:40

    I really enjoy most of Lovecraft's works so when this strolled into my used bookstore, I knew I had to read it before I put it on the shelf.I have not read any of Edward Lee's other books.I found this book a little slow and dry in the beginning and hard to get into even tho I do like Lovecraft but about 3 chapters in I really became engrossed in the book and had no problem staying up late to finish it in just a matter of days.I really appreciated that Lee stayed very close to the original Lovecraft story and that this book was more suspenseful - and not as over the top bloody and violent as some of Lee's traditional books are known to be.As a Lovecraft fan, I recommend this book to any Lovecraft fan .

  • DJMikeG
    2019-03-22 03:41

    This short novel was a fascinating literary homage/mashup, where the reader is treated to an excellent continuing of HP Lovecraft's mythos done in Lee's signature hardcore horror style. This book worked as a stand alone piece, but its doubly as enjoyable for fans of Lovecraft and 'The Shadow over Innsmouth.' The first half is enjoyable, if a bit slow, then the second half roars by, becoming impossible to put down the book as the horror increases at breakneck speed. This is a great book, recommended for all fans of Lovecraft, Lee and horror fiction in general.

  • Donald
    2019-03-09 03:56

    This title is limited to the number of participants in the Cemetery Dance 2008 Book Club (652). Mine is number 300, signed by Edward Lee. Me thinks it is the November selection.This is a wonderful nod to Lovecraft. There's death, there's destruction, there's even an eviseration. At the end of it all, you're left to wonder if there really is escape. And who's baby is Mary carrying? Good stuff, this.

  • Jack
    2019-03-03 05:01

    Good short read from Ed Lee. Imagine if a Lovecraft nut followed in his footsteps a few years after his death and stumbled upon the town HPL based Innsmouth on... I read a novella by Lee a few years ago in the TRIAGE collection (with Ketchum and Laymon), that story was a modern sci-fi horror, with a Cthulhu twist. THE INNSWICH HORROR is full on Lovecraft, so if you are a HPL fan, but maybe not into splatter fiction, I would still recommend this to you. Rise Dagon...

  • William Stacey
    2019-02-27 01:45

    I enjoyed this novel. I felt it went a bit flat in some sections, but as an homage to H.P. Lovecraft it was really well done. I did think it was a little tame for Edward Lee, as I really expected more sex and violence. There are much better Lovecraft-style books; James A. Moore's Deeper jumps out at me, but this book was good, a perfectly fine way to spend a day or so.I was just expecting to get more shock value out of it. Still, I'll read more Lee again.

  • Shawn Manning
    2019-03-12 02:41

    The premise here is that Shadow Over Innsmouth was real and a die hard HPL fan discovers this fact for himself. This book was a great Lovecraft pastiche with a neat sense of humor to it, although not a humor book. With tones of Norman Rockwell and Faulkner thrown in, The Innswich Horror makes for a great read.

  • Johnny Broadway
    2019-02-24 08:47

    Big fan of Lee's Lovecraftian stuff. Very cool story about a fan of Lovecraft who ends up discovering the town on which HPL based The Shadow Over Innsmouth. It's a hell of a lot darker and dirtier than HPL's classic, but that's Lee for you. Pure gold.

  • Wesly
    2019-03-11 02:49

    Interesting and not entirely unsuccessful homage that weaves HPL's life and work together. Perhaps a bit too ambitious for its own good, in the final evaluation. The lurid, overblown style is pretty much on target.

  • Michael Albanese
    2019-02-22 07:03

    It read like a long short story. it was engaging but the end was predictable.

  • Michael
    2019-03-14 06:04

    Boring and poorly written. I should have known. Sigh.