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Nameless Cults: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard (Call of Cthulhu Fiction)

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Robert E. Howard is the world-renowned author of the Conan series and the stories that were the basis of the recent Kull movie. He also was one of H.P. Lovecraft's frequent correspondents, and an author of many pivotal Mythos tales. This book collects together all of Howard's Mythos tales, including the tales that originated Gol-Goroth, Unausspreclichen Kulten, and Friedri ...more
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Published November 1st 2001 by Chaosium
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John
Feb 24, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Chaosium collection of Robert E. Howard stories. Some of the stories are only tenuously connected to the Mythos. There are a few dogs in here, literally in the case of The Hoofed Thing which is a Lovecraft story where the hero punches the monster in the face instead of fainting. That said there are a lot of stand out stories in here and Price does his usual good job of putting the stories in context and connecting them with their influences.

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Ricardo
Nov 23, 2014 Ricardo rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-fiction
Best known for the creation of Conan (I actually only know the films and some comics) and Solomon Kane, this book compiles a set of stories mostly linked with the horror genre.
The stories are influenced by Lovecraft's works (a friend fo Howard) and you can see that in some references or atmospheres.
However, I never felt the same unease that Lovecraft's work had while reading this book. It resembled more a adventure book with some occult background. Unlike Lovecraft's characters, Howard's main le
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Eric
Jul 03, 2014 Eric rated it liked it
Robert E Howard found a successful formula in writing, as he did with his Conan the Barbarian stories, and stuck with it. He either placed his characters directly in a barbaric past or his heroes were modern men that fell asleep only to mysteriously be transported in body and in time to that savage time. This is pulp fiction at its unsurprising finest. For as predictable a writer as Howard was, these stories are entertaining and they are short enough to hold the readers interest. The Cthulhu/Lov ...more
Timothy Boyd
Feb 12, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of the Howard stories related to H. P. Lovecraft's mythos. I am usually more a fan of Howard's action stories but these were very good reads. Very recommended
Michael Ritchie
Nov 02, 2014 Michael Ritchie rated it liked it
Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, wrote many non-Conan stories, some of adventure and some of the supernatural. Several are collected here. Despite the subtitle, the Cthulhu connections are often quite thin--more often, the stories feel vaguely Lovecraftian, though not written in Lovecraft's wordy and poetic style, but contain very little aside from a mention or two of a mythos name to directly tie them to the Cthulhu stories. Still, most of these are worth reading, especially for fans of ...more
Michael
Dec 17, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it
A good selection of stories, although there are definitely some repeats if you have some of Howard's other horror related collections. There are also some fragments that Howard never finished that other authors finish. These stories are entertaining enough, but they are not the same, and helps illustrate how unique of a voice Howard had.
David Szondy
Jun 02, 2012 David Szondy rated it liked it
Robert E Howard is best known today for creating the sword-wielding barbarian Conan, but what many people forget is that he was a close friend of H P Lovecraft and a major influence on the development of the latter's Cthulhu Mythos.

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Aaron the Pink Donut
Aug 31, 2007 Aaron the Pink Donut rated it liked it
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The collected Cthulhu mythos stories from the man who brought you Conan. Very approachable and particularly entertaining group of stories.
Colin
Feb 24, 2008 Colin rated it it was amazing
I love Robert E. Howard! The poor, doomed Texan friend of Lovecraft, creator of Conan and Kull. Read him.
Joe Ross
Mar 30, 2013 Joe Ross rated it really liked it
Weak in a few spots, but there are some buried treasures in here for Howard fans!
Chris
Mar 15, 2009 Chris rated it liked it
More Howard, stroking the Cthulhu mythos.
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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

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