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Haggopian and Other Stories (Best Mythos Tales #2)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  176 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Prior to the first American publication of Brian Lumley's ground-breaking, dead-waking, best-selling Necroscope in 1988 -- the first novel in a long-lived, much-loved series -- this British author had for twenty years been earning himself something of a reputation writing short stories, novellas, and a series of novels set against H. P. Lovecraft's cosmic Cthulhu Mythos ba ...more
Hardcover, signed limited to 1500 unnumbered copies, 424 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Subterranean Press
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Johan Thilander
Oct 14, 2016 Johan Thilander rated it liked it
Kul novellsamling med berättelser kring Cthulhu-mytologin. Lumley lyckas väl med att emulera Lovecraft, även om detta inte alltid är till hans fördel: "The shocks are too heavy... To o hea vy... Int erfer in g with m y t yping".
Guy Haley
Nov 27, 2015 Guy Haley rated it liked it
Part two of a comprehensive collection covering Brian Lumley’s Cthulhu Mythos short fiction.

Of all those who followed in HP Lovecraft’s footsteps embroidering the Cthulhu Mythos built from his work after his death, Lumley is the most prolific and the most consistent. There’s a lot of creepy fun to be had herein.

In enjoying Lumley, it is imperative to leave aside that much of the ‘Mythos’ as coherent universe was the work of publisher August Derleth. Derleth pretty much single-handedly saved HP f
May 28, 2011 Clint rated it it was amazing
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Man, Brian Lumley DOES NOT FUCK AROUND. I've been a fan of his since I was about 13 or 14, but I admit that over the last ten years I probably didn't read much of him, maybe a short story collection or something, but I came across this the other day and impulse bought it, and holy shit, it rules. The first story, of all things, is the worst, just kind of amateurish (which is strange, because though an early story, there are earlier ones in the collection that are far better), but starting with t ...more
Greg Illig
Apr 13, 2016 Greg Illig rated it really liked it
This rather large collection (24 stories) of some of Brian Lumley's best Mythos stories covers a pretty wide range of story types. There are the obvious tales that are Lovecraft indebted but there's also a Robert E Howard nod and many tales related to the Dream World and Lumley's occult heroes Titus Crow and Henri Laurent De Marigny. Everything here has appeared elsewhere and Lumley's story intros sometimes detail this. He also shares anecdotes and inspirations on their inceptions.

It's a good re
Feb 04, 2010 Avid rated it really liked it
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Coeruleo Luna
Feb 15, 2015 Coeruleo Luna rated it it was amazing
another great collection from Lumley, many of his best mythos stories colelcted, i think all have appeared in other collections of his before, but this is a new assortment i guess. a great read, and quite frankly, a very beautiful book, very high quality and handsomely done.
Ade Couper
Aug 01, 2013 Ade Couper rated it really liked it
Another collection of Brian Lumley's cthulhu mythos stories- & as ever, this is pretty good.

The companion volume to "The Taint" consists of short stories, rather than novellas, each of which have a brief intoduction from Brian Lumley himself, covering when the story was written & its publishing history. A couple of the tales do seem a little laboured, but most are well-written & keep the reader's interest.

A good intoduction to his non-"Necroscope" work: worth a look.
Aug 26, 2012 Anthony rated it it was amazing
As with the previous volume (The Taint) most of the tales I enjoyed but a few, mainly of the Primal World series, I found a bit tedious. That being said, the final tale of this anthology,The Sorcerer's Dream, was a fitting conclusion to the book and as doom laden as any Mythos story should be.
Shawn Manning
Oct 21, 2011 Shawn Manning rated it really liked it
This was a nice job by Lumley, who generally writes Cthulu tales well. A few recalled Hammer horror films. My only complaint is that there were a few stories that were also included in the Titus Crow books. Otherwise, well worth the purchase.
Aug 18, 2010 Quinn rated it really liked it
A little too much "magic" for me to completely love it, but some of the stories are very close in spirit to the original Lovecraft stories. I'll definitely look for others of his "Mythos" stories.
Dec 07, 2012 Erik rated it really liked it
Best mythos book I've read to date. I officially declare myself a Lumley fan.
Frank Barich
Oct 15, 2014 Frank Barich rated it really liked it
Great Collection of Mythos stories.
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Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copie ...more
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