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The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack (R): 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  511 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft's own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Colour Out of Space") to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to lat ...more
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Published April 17th 2012 by Wildside Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 09, 2012 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure there's a whole lot to say about this collection--if you're a fan of Lovecraft's work, you're going to love it. If you're not, you probably won't. It's definitely worth the $0.99 price tag--it's a massive book!

There are too many stories in this collection to give an in-depth review, but I can say that none of them really disappointed me. They're all solid entries, though some are definitely better than others. "Toadface," "Pickman's Modem," "The Eater of Hours," "The Worms of the Ea
If nothing else, this represents a fantastic bargain for ebook folks, although I'm sure some of the tales will seem familiar to at least a few (there's the expected number of entries from H.P. Lovecraft.) There's also room for a second volume, too, and possibly more. Missing from this anthology -- August Derleth and Brian Lumley (and possibly others, but I'm not that up on the Mythos at the moment.) The stories range from the somewhat turgid to the blackly hilarious (the closing tale is short, s ...more
Probably as good a collection as you're going to get from the Cthulhu mythos. The quality varies wildly, with some of it being truly awesome and creepy -- "The Events at Poroth Farm," pretty much all of the Clark Ashton Smith, and, of course, all of the HP Lovecraft -- while some of it basically reads like mediocre fanfic. The only one I couldn't get through was "Dark Destroyer," which had way too many characters and way too little of interest going on: it read to me like a not-so-great middle i ...more
Marc Lalonde
Mar 18, 2014 Marc Lalonde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection at an amazing price. This is an excellent introduction to the Cthulhu myths for the curious but uninitiated, but even a seasoned fan will find much delight in the stories from this massive collection. Contains all of the foundational Lovecraft stories (Call of Cthulhu, Shadow over Innsmouth, At the Mountains of Madness, the Dunwich Horror and many more) along with many stories from the 'Lovecraft circle' contemporaries like Clark Ashton Smith and Robert E. Howard and a lot o ...more
I don't know how this short-story collection exists. Not all of the stories can be in the public domain, yet, here it is, just 99 cents for the Nook edition. I hope that Dark Nyarlathotep doesn't own my soul now.
This book includes Lovecraft classics like (My favorite) "The Color out of Space," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Whisperer in the Darkness." It also includes stories by prominent horror, fantasy, and sci-fi authors like T.E.D. Klein, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert Bloch, writing
Jun 06, 2013 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, kindle
How on earth is this only 99 cents as an e-book? Most of the stories included aren't public domain. I don't know how they did it, but I'm glad they did -- this is an entertaining mix of a few of Lovecraft's most famous stories, plus works by his contemporaries and fellow pulp writers that refer in some way to his fictional universe, and finally some more contemporary stories that are Lovecraftian in some way. Some are more obviously mythos-inspired than others, but they all hang together as thin ...more
Apr 28, 2015 T rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, anthologies
Strictly speaking I didn't finish this, but I'd read so much of it, spent so many hours on it, that there is no way I'm not counting it.
When reading a collection of just Lovecraft stories I very quickly get tired of the same style of story being used over and over again. It seems that every author in this anthology disagrees with me because they all used it too. The fact that I read 32 of the 40 stories is more telling that finishing this became a personal challenge rather than a pleasure - and
Jan 20, 2014 Frances rated it liked it
Solid collection - a lot of the stories were ones I'd read before, but the ever-loved "The Events at Poroth Farm," by T.E.D. Klein is probably a particular favourite. (By the way: this is a very affordable way to get that story, I'm just saying.)

That said, I found the story quality uneven, hence the three rather than four stars.
May 05, 2016 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent selection of Lovecraftian tales. The sheer size could lead one to think this could be one of those carelessly put together cheap ebooks. But there's actually a thematic unity to stories that riff off of Lovecraft's themes and creations, such as some really interesting variations on The Shadows Over Innsmouth, with the originals provided for comparison.
Aug 26, 2014 Wayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While it took me a long time to read, having set it aside to read manuscripts for work on several occasions, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. For the amount of fine work included, the cost of .99 makes this quite possibly the best deal in existence ever! If you are a fan of supernatural fiction, do yourself a favor and read this collection. Highly recommended!
Sep 10, 2015 Besha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
My three favorite Lovecraft mythos stories are Elizabeth Bear's "Shoggoths in Bloom," Ruthanna Emrys's "The Litany of Earth," and Caitlín Kiernan's "Pickman's Other Model."

None are in this collection. Nor are any other women writers. Nor any real interrogation of the deeper (and nastier) themes of Lovecraft's work.

I was, however, glad to reread "The Events at Poroth Farm."
Dec 31, 2014 Charl marked it as quit  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: y2013
I'm not rating it because I didn't finish it. I like the Chthulhu mythos, but only in small doses. This is an excellent collection, just not to my taste.

If the Old Ones float your goat, I highly recommend it.
Jul 08, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Value!

$1.99 for over 3 dozen stories including the original Lovecraft works that inspired this volume. Some of the non-HPL stories are not very good but most hold their own. A great value and highly recommended for Lovecraft fans.
Ainy Rainwater
Jul 02, 2012 Ainy Rainwater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like H.P. Lovecraft this massive (nearly 900 pages) ebook anthology is a *must have*! It included Lovecraft's best known stories interspersed with stories in the Lovecraft tradition by other authors. Really, really, excellent stories. Highly recommended.
Thomas Evans II
Jun 07, 2016 Thomas Evans II rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Really enjoyed H.P. Lovecraft's stories along with the additional stories added by other authors. This is my introduction into the Cthulhu Mythos and I am now hooked and buying additional Mythos books.
Mar 16, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would actually give this collection 4 1/2 stars. 90+% of the stories were great while only a small fraction I didn't care for.
If you like Lovecraft and his cosmic horror then this collection is for you! The best 0.99 I ever spent!
Mar 06, 2013 Karl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fantasy
Good review of the Cthulhu mythos, featuring seminal work by Lovecraft as well as additions by others fascinated by the mythos.

Quite enjoyable.
Aug 14, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mixed bag of stories. Some are completely absorbing, others are very hard to get into. Overall though, a great introduction to the mythos.
Brian Douglas
Jan 31, 2015 Brian Douglas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Collection of Cthulhu Mythos Books. Some were better written than others otherwise I would have given this 5 stars.
Neil E Berman
Sep 07, 2014 Neil E Berman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great to renew old acquaintance with H.P.
good variety of tales ,although would have maybe preferred more older stories. still, good collection
Nov 09, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
For me, the best Lovecraft was "At the Mountains of Madness" and the best non-Lovecraft was "The Doom That Cane to Innsmouth". A really excellent collection.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a
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