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Encounters with Enoch Coffin

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Enoch Coffin is a proud inhabitant of Massachusetts, an artist following in the footsteps of local legend Richard Upton Pickman. Coffin is an artist with a singular quest: to capture in paint, or ink, or clay -- however he might -- sights that no mortal has ever portrayed in art before...and lived to exhibit. His quest will take him throughout actual New England locations, ...more
Hardcover, First, 270 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Dark Regions Press
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Wilum Pugmire
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The hardcover editions of ENOCH COFFIN have been horrendously delay'd, as those of ye who order'd know too well. It's frustrating to me, because I can do nothing about it. Dark Regions Press has encountered problems with backlog at their bindery and turmoil within the publishing house. The trade paperback, which should have been the last edition publish'd, is now in print and available at Amazon. For those who don't mind a trade pb edition, this one is very good, sturdily produced, and contains ...more
Jason Allen
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From me from Amazon:
Encounters with Enoch Coffin is a poetic, artistically intellectual, and stunning display of collaborative storytelling by two legends of Yog-Sothery.

W.H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas are the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards--the Toxic Twins!--of Lovecraftian fiction. With storytelling that is distinctly different but work well in harmony. Baroque, sweeping, and pulsing poetic prose that coalesce and bleed pure story in this Lovecraftian jam session of eldritch tales.

The book fol
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Squire
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
A terrific collection of short stories by Pugmire and Thomas. Atmospheric and warped, like lovecraftian literature should be. Pugmire is an astonishly good writer and his stories are the standouts here (though Thomas is no slouch). For all this, however, Enoch Coffin remains an elusive character. The stories don't let the reader get to know Coffin as well I felt they should have. Still, it's entertaining.
Nancy Oakes
Oct 18, 2013 marked it as to-read
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#112 of the numbered editions.
Will N Van
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
With "Encounters with Enoch Coffin," William Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas bring us an excellent collaborative fiction effort, hooved feet firmly planted in Lovecraftian mythos. Enoch Coffin takes shape as a darkly charming, Bohemian artist in the vein of Lovecraft's Pickman, but becomes more fully-formed and fascinating as each writer takes a turn at defining his occult predilections and often sinister motivations.

The only small caveat to the reader is that it is obvious this is a literary exercis
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Zakk W
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enoch Coffin is a Massachusetts artist and purveyor of occult practices drawn toward individuals and locations with a dark presence or esoteric history. He seeks to capture, in various medium, the true darkness and nature of things.

In "Encounters" we, the reader, experience twelve stories of Enoch seeking or finding inspiration for his artwork. Sometimes by chance other times by intended conjuration. In Arkham, Dunwich and Innsmouth there still resides dark and unseen creatures and Enoch seeks t
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Elodie
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Come and meet Enoch Coffin, an intriguing artist, proud inhabitant of New England who will drive you into an enigmatic Lovecraftian world. Having received only one story sample from the publisher, I can only tell you my thoughts about this one. Nevertheless, it was enough to make my idea about the book: absolutely fantastic.

The story “Ye Unkempt Thing” is an interesting piece of work that would plunge you into a dark and secret Massachusetts alternate universe. The mysterious and poetic world t
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Michael
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
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What I initially enjoyed about Encounters was the writing style. If you like dark fiction as well as Poe and Lovecraft you can't go wrong here. This is my first Pugmire book and while I have never read anything by Jeffery Thomas I'm planning in rectifying that as soon as I can. They have a gift of putting their arm around your shoulder and making you feel as if you're right there with the characters which a lot of writers fail to do.

Encounters with Enoch Coffin is a short story collection with
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John Willson
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
The stories get progressively better. Most of the episodes re-visit one of H. P. Lovecraft's tales in a new and original way. I enjoyed how the authors smoothly incorporated Lovecraft's titles into the text -- little winks to the true fans. This Enoch Coffin would be an interesting fellow to meet -- on a bright sunny day, and nowhere near a cemetery!
Bill
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Solid entertainment by no means abstract
Henrik
Jul 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
Purchased directly from the publisher, their moving sale Summer 2013.
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