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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 it was amazing
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
A good addition to Cthulhu/horror fiction. True to the "Call of Cthulhu" game world. Likes: Setting in New York and characters. Good dialogue and action. Well written and fun. Minor Dislike: The main character does gain some skills with little in the way of explanation.
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
May 19, 2015 Erik rated it really liked it
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...