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Legacy of the Reanimator: The Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West

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The Legacy of the Reanimator collects the original serialized H.P. Lovecraft story, “Herbert West—Reanimator” along with it’s two sequels and a bevy of short stories from some of the most renowned Lovecraftian writers. Details of Herbert West’s life from childhood to death—and beyond can be found within The Legacy of the Reanimator.

Reanimation. The process of bringing li
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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published December 3rd 2015 by Chaosium Inc. (first published August 1st 2015)
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Mark
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Legacy of the Reanimator: The Chronicles of Herbert West, was a good anthology of short stories about the eponymous character, but the copy editing was terrible. Also, I understand why the editors, Peter Rawlik and Brian M Sammons, opted for a chronological approach (the stories add up to a novel of sorts), but that decision led to the best non-Lovecraft story of the bunch, "Blood and Guts In High School", by Ed Morris, getting buried at the back of the book, and the original Reanimator stories ...more
Jason Williams
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very nice collection containing stories based on H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West–Reanimator.
I bought my copy from the Chaosium table at Necronomicon Providence 2015 in August.
After reading it I am certainly glad that I picked it up.
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Gary Fortuin
Very hit and miss collection of short stories. They seemed to get weirder as the book progressed, almost as if each writer was trying to out weird the last. Reanimated barf? Really? If you’re a fan of The Reanimator than this will be right up your alley. If not....meh. You may not be as entertained.
Charlee
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
A mixed bag.

I really enjoyed some of these stories but others were almost unreadable. Started strong ("Herbert West in Love" was a blessing for my gay soul) and ended weak. Skip the last two stories.
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Chris McMillan
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a hard review to write. I liked the book a lot, and all the authors involved shine. It captures the pulpy feel of Lovecraft's Re-Animator stories and the tales are very imaginative. But that becomes a problem during the main sections of the book.

The book includes several stand alone tales, and two round robin sections, where a group of authors each write a chapter in a longer story. Good stuff all around, but the round robin sections go a bit overboard. It's as if each writer was trying
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