jazz and conversation, from the foot of Mt Belzoni (ikkyu2) wrote,
jazz and conversation, from the foot of Mt Belzoni

Cthulhu 2000

I asked occhiblusf to pick me up a few books at the used bookstore. She scored big-time with Cthulhu 2000, a compilation of Lovecraft-inspired works edited by a fellow named Jim Turner. The stuff is a little uneven in places, but the first story, F. Paul Wilson's The Barrens, is worth the price of admission by itself. But wait, there's more - there's also stuff by Gene Wolfe, Joanna Russ, Bruce Sterling, and Roger Zelazny; and some of the names I hadn't heard before - Kim Newman, T.E.D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti - were the best of the compilation.

The story contributed by Poppy Z. Brite was execrably bad. I am now going to proceed to execrate it. It was like reading someone trying to be Tanith Lee, except that that someone was as annoying as Poppy Z. Brite. It was so bad that it's worth a read just to point and laugh. </execrate>

If you're a gluten-free person, check out gf_books and gf_groceries, rwx's latest projects. They're wholly automated, and use the Amazon API so cleverly that I despair of my own little Amazon Associates efforts, each one produced by hand.
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