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The Caller of the Black

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Published 1971 by Arkham House
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Randolph Carter
Jan 18, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Old-school Mythos fans, Lumley fans, Arkham House collectors
Found this in a moving box recently. I probably bought it when it was new so that is a million years ago. I think it is Brian Lumley's first story collection.

A nice little collection of mainly Mythos stories which rises above the usual pastiche or pulp fare. Lumley's stories are more tightly crafted and he doesn't succumb to the usual trap of trying to imitate Lovecraft's prose style, like Derleth for instance, and he can certainly write a better Mythos story than August (but who can't?). A lot
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Oct 18, 2014 Coeruleo Luna rated it it was amazing
another classic collection of cthulhu mythos fiction from brian lumley. these older short stories show the foundation of later stories and novels from lumley as well as a host of other authors in the mythos. anyone with an interest in lovecraft's fiction should really attempt to track down a copy. lumley does not just borrow from lovecraft, but truly adds to and enriches the genre in a way many mythos writers fail to do. being earlier works, these are pastiches that ring true to lovecraft and do ...more
Jan 15, 2009 Bruce rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, 2009-reading
Lumley's first collection of stories, published by Arkham House in 1971 and out of print for some time. These stories of horror and the macabre are all in the Lovecraftian style, with florid language,and for the most part based on that author's Cthulhu mythos. Like Lovecraft's work, the language tends to be overwrought and a little florid, but the plotting is crisp, the ideas are creative, and, if you are a mythos fan, you're sure to enjoy this collection
Elko Vázquez Omar
Brian Lumley no es Lovecraft. Es la versión en tira cómica del Necronomicón.
No obstante es un libro muy disfrutable con cuentos como "La concha de Chipre", "El espejo de Nitocris" y la genial continuación de los cuentos de Lovecfraft en el ciclo de Randolph Carter, "El reloj de Marigny".
Un amante de los mitos de Cthulhu no se lo puede perder.
Grant Frazier
Sep 30, 2012 Grant Frazier rated it liked it
Few moments of blissful suspense and implied terror, a page turner, it does not make. But there is a kind of dusty charm from a time before jaded mysticism was used to sell toothpaste. Thanks Tara
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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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