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The Dulwich Horror of 1927

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South London 1927: Nameless horror stalks the Bright Young Things

When a group of carefree young people encounter remnants of pagan worship at a South London church, it starts off as an amusing lark. To William Blake and his friends, the mystery of an underground chamber where no chamber should exist is an adventure to punctuate their round of champagne picnics and cocktail
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Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Published July 2013
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C.T. Phipps
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cthulhu, horror
David Hambling is one of the great new voices in Neo-Lovecraft fiction like David J. West and Matthew Davenport. He may be the best, however, due to the fact he is capable of creating stories which genuinely terrify with alien horrors while maintaining the spark of humanity which renders his characters relatable. In this collection of short stories and novellas, he has a wonderful group of obsessive humans poking the Cthulhu Mythos with a stick.

In "The Dulwich Horror", we have an homage to the
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Ann Schwader
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
This novella -- also included in Shadows From Norwood -- is a well-crafted & imaginative (mostly) bit of Lovecraftian fiction, set in one of my favorite eras.

When a group of well-educated Bright Young Things encounter a hideous mystery in a South London churchyard, they must call upon all of their intellectual resources to cope with the consequences. Not surprisingly, said resources may not quite cover a problem of cosmic dimensions.

This is a witty dark entertainment aimed at readers famili
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Wayne's
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A really good Lovecraft style story.
Johann
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Lovecraftian Tale

William and his intelligent friends stumble upon a place that should not exist along with a creature that cannot be classified. This story is full of madness and death but will William survive the encounter or simply become part of its history?
Pick this up its good and also has a bonus story as well.
Steve
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable story

I enjoyed the first person account and the quick pace. Gave a nice taste of a larger story that could unfold.
Justin
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up with the intent to read it as something creepy during Halloween however it didn't do that for me. Right from the beginning I found the book to be boring and very hard to grasp. It has a lot of philosophy and mathematical type jargon which makes it hard to follow at times. The whole horror aspect seems good at first but then I feel gets lost in the middle of the book with again the math and philosophical lingo.

I did like the fact that the author did a good job at writing abo
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Michael Brookes
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately this book no longer seems to be available from Amazon, which is a shame as this is quite a fun Lovecraft inspired tale from London in the 1920's. We have a group of young people who consider themselves on the forefront of thinking and decide to investigate pagan worship in London. They investigate a particular place that leads them to a discovery of ancient evil.

While it's very reminiscent of Lovecraft's stories, it isn't as dense in the language which makes it an easier read, but
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Ken
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hambling does a great job with this Lovecraftian novella.

A close group of college students with their lives ahead of them, no challenges too big in a world ripe for the kind of change that they can bring find themselves locked in battle with a multi-dimensional being that does not abide the limits of the physical world.

I thought this novella was extremely well written. Hambling tackles some pretty tough logic and manages to convey his point without leaving much to speculation.


4 1/2 STARS
Rachel
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A very inspired homage to H.P Lovecraft, and well-written!
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I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
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