Sunday, 3 April 2016

Ghouls of the Miskatonic by Graham McNeill (Book Review)

No matter what you think of his works, McNeill is one of those authors who will always stick to his guns. He'll certainly experiment, reinvent and reconsider certain ideas, but for the most part the man will stick to certain character archetypes over others, and the same factions. As such, even counting his work in Starcraft, it's more than a little surprising to see his name attached to a Call of Cthulhu trilogy.

The story here focuses upon an increasingly cryptic string of murders throughout Arkham, Massachusetts. Even among the increasingly macabre and horrifying turns of the late 1920s, the discovery of a badly mauled student on grounds of Miskatonic University leaves the authorities horrified and baffled. Only one thing is clear - Whatever inflicted the wounds on her body was not human.

1 comment:

  1. This is definitely one I'm going to skip. I've been through so many Lovecraft stories that when I hear one that's basically "standard arkham" I'm just no longer interested.
    We need more authors who could move the locations of the stories, or at least the time periods they take place in, since I'm not so sure it's possible to get any more new and/or interesting stories in that same area without retreading what's already been done before.