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Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, this stylish new collection of adventure stories fizzes with wit and invention. They can be enjoyed separately, but read them in one sitting and the pieces fit horribly together into a larger and more terrible nightmare.

These tales constitute David Hambling’s initial foray into the realm of Lovecraftian fiction. The fert
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Hardcover, 337 pages
Published August 10th 2015 by PS Publishing Ltd (first published April 16th 2013)
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C.T. Phipps
May 30, 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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Alex Sarll
Alarmingly, a pun made by at least two other writers. I can't speak for their work, but this collection makes a good fist of weaving Lovecraft's horrors around the streets, railways and strange old woods of south-east London. Sure, there are times where it runs a bit modern Mythos, characters talking a little too knowledgeably about the structure of the pantheon and the attributes of its entities when more oblique hints would feel more chilling. But simply through walking the same territory as t ...more
Philip Hemplow
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
TDH&O is the 3rd of David Hambling's books that I've read, and the 3rd that I've thoroughly enjoyed. If you're at all a fan of Lovecraftian fiction and you haven't tried him yet, you've been depriving yourself - and this collection of short stories might be the ideal place to start putting that right. STJ's foreword (which you can peek at via the 'look inside' thing above) probably does a better job than I can of placing this book in the context of the genre, so maybe have a look at that.

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Andrew Lawrenson
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cthulhu-mythos
This is a collection of seven stories, some of which are interlinked, exploring different ideas and concepts from the Cthulhu Mythos.

The tales are mainly set in or linked to the area of Norwood in London, and when the stories are set in the 20s and 30s, the writing style manages to portray the mood of the era effectively.

I’ve read many mythos-related short stories over the years, and these are among the best of them. They evoke a lovecraftian spirit, but are more than just derivative pastiches,
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Matthew
In "The Dulwich Horror and Others", Hambling has avoided the problems so many HP Lovecraft pastiche writers do and that accordingly make their works tedious reads. With a crisp, clear, but non-derivative voice, Hambling has done a magnificent job with taking HPL's ideas and working them into new situations and new locales. Simply put, if you as a reader enjoy the worlds that HPL devised, you owe it to yourself to read "The Dulwich Horror and Others".
Philip Hemplow
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TDH&O is the 3rd of David Hambling's books that I've read, and the 3rd that I've thoroughly enjoyed. If you're at all a fan of Lovecraftian fiction and you haven't tried him yet, you've been depriving yourself - and this collection of short stories might be the ideal place to start putting that right. STJ's foreword (which you can peek at via the 'look inside' thing above) probably does a better job than I can of placing this book in the context of the genre, so maybe have a look at that.

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tom gray
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly a cut above the usual Lovecraft pastiche.

Truly a cut above the usual Lovecraft pastiche. (And f**k Amazon for forcing one to be unnecessarily verbose and leave 20-word reviews!)
Rob Preddy
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this collection of stories. the Lovecraft elements were well written although the racial parts felt a bit contrived. However the 'thread' that links all the stories was well done and I liked the 'historical' aspects of London especially the Effra bits.
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