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The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson: Horriplicating Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
by William Jones (Goodreads Author)
Gathered here are the weird investigations of Rudolph Pearson. This compilation of cosmic horror and Cthulhu Mythos tales brings to life a world full of the grotesque and the malefic, set against a backdrop of an unknowable universe. Progress can be horrifying.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Chaosium
(first published April 15th 2007)
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Oct 04, 2008 Nancy Oakes rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovecraft fans; mythos fans
Joshua Pearson, professor at Columbia University, upon the death of his father, receives a manuscript from his great-grandfather Rudolph Pearson. Rudolph was also a scholar at Columbia, specializing in medieval studies. The manuscript consists of the journals of Rudolph Pearson, starting in 1922 when he accompanies Detective Matthew Leahy to a murder scene where a Russian immigrant has been brutally murdered. It seems that someone has written something in blood at the scene, and Leahy needs Rudo ...more
When I was small, if there was a thunderstorm I loved to make myself a fort and while away the hours reading horror books. This would have been the perfect book to have. Although ostensibly a collection of short stories, all the stories tie together well and follow in chronological order. For Lovecraft fans, the stories are a little light on eerie atmosphere, something a little more detail could easily rectify. One other minor issue for me, is I would have liked a bit more attention paid to the ...more
I must admit, although I own many books from Lovecraft and I am a fan of Cthulhu mytho, I did not read a lot of books on the subject (I buy books faster than I can read them). Therefore, when I started reading this book and finished it the very next day (which is rare for me...), I was amazed at how easily I was drawn into the book and how captivating the stories were. The book being a collection of short stories, I was expecting they would be more or less related, but to my pleasure, they easil ...more
Very fun Chasoium offering. Hidden horrors, occult secrets, and the loner man who possesses the ancient wisdom to fight it all. Classic Lovecraftian formulas to the tee. Highly recommended if that's your thing.
William Jones has received Bram Stoker Award nominations, International Horror Guild Award and Origins Award nominations for his works. He is the editor of several anthologies, including The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction, Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World, High Seas Cthulhu, and the Horrors Beyond Series. His book, The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson was sele ...moreMore about William Jones...