Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Rage of Cthulhu - by Gary Fry

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

I don't think the subject matter of the new novella from Gary Fry is much of a secret.  With a title like The Rage of Cthulhu the reader has a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Cthulhu still lives, too, I suppose, again in that chasm of stone which has shielded him since the sun was young.  Who knows the end?  What had risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise.  Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come. 

- H.P. Lovecraft: "The Call of Cthulhu"

George Cox and his wife, Christine are preparing to travel the world.  Married for forty years, George has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor and if they don't make the trip now, they likely never will.

Aside from occasional bouts of dizziness, George's condition may also cause hallucinations and therein lies the twist with this story.

Are the horrors that George Cox uncovers on his travels real or are they a result of his condition.  It's up to the reader to decide.

If it's been a while since you've read a story steeped in the Lovecraftian mythos, The Rage of Cthulhu will fill that void nicely.

A quick read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Published by Horrific Tales Publishing The Rage of Cthulhu is available in both hardcover and for the Kindle.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From the author's bio - Gary Fry has a PhD in psychology, though his first love is literature. He lives in Dracula's Whitby, literally around the corner from where Bram Stoker was staying while thinking about that legendary character.  He has been writing seriously for about 15 years.  Gary has had a number of books published, including short story collections, novellas and novels.

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