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The Dreaming God (Lairs of the Hidden Gods #4)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This well-received collection of original stories and articles inspired by the 'Cthulhu Mythos' created by H.P. Lovecraft was published in Japan in 2002 as a two-volume set under the name Hishinkai. The list of contributing authors is a who's-who of Japanese horror fiction, featuring some of the finest writers in Japan today, and reviews demonstrate that the Japanese taste ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kurodahan Press
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Nancy Oakes
Sadly, this is the 4th book of the four-volume series entitled "Lairs of the Hidden Gods," meaning that I've come to the end. But it was a great ride. If you are interested in gaining another perspective on Lovecraft's work and legacy, then you must indeed make these four volumes part of your reading experience. I can definitely recommend all four very highly.

As to volume four, overall a very fine collection...some were a bit weird even for my taste (which can be way out there)...a bit more grap
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Shadowdenizen
Apr 22, 2015 Shadowdenizen rated it it was amazing
"Lair of the Hidden Gods" is a 4-volume anthology set of Japanese horror-fiction loosely inspired by the Cthulhu mythos of pulp writer HP Lovecraft.

It's fascinating to see how writers influence one another around the world; HP Lovecraft has been gone for many years, but his influence is still strongly felt to this day.

Having read my share of Lovecraft, Derleth, CA SMith, Howard, and all their successors, this series really captivated me in a totally unique way.

Though I always enjoy reading abou
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Carpentermt
Jun 13, 2013 Carpentermt rated it it was amazing
The Dreaming God completes the mesmerizing tetrology of newly translated Japanese Cthulhu mythos fiction (or Yog Sothothery if you prefer) from Kurodahan Press. These stories originally appeared in Japan in 2002 and are now available to western readers for the first time. The virtues of the preceding books apply to The Dreaming God. It is a high quality print-on-demand trade paperback. The cover art, marvelously beautiful and unique among all mythos books, is by Yamada Akihiro. Each cover in the ...more
Harris
Jan 08, 2013 Harris rated it liked it
The last of a fascinating, rare, unique series, "The Dreaming God" concludes this collection of eldritch Cthulhu Mythos fiction from Japan, and while not the strongest entry in the Lairs of the Hidden Gods series, it is a nice end to an interesting assemblage of tales. I quite enjoyed viewing Lovecraft's style of cosmic horror filtered through a Japanese point of view, and the stories here highlight some thought-provoking aspects of Japanese culture. For instance, Lovecraft's story "The Shadow O ...more
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