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The Old One and The Sea

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Sinister Horror Company presents a children's book about the secret childhood of a young boy called Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Howard is a lonely, isolated boy who lives in the run-down seaside town of Innsmouth. Most of the town’s men left to fight the Great War and didn’t come back, and those that did, like Howard’s neighbour Mr Derleth, brought their own scars and
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Sinister Horror Company
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Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Old One And The Sea is a beautifully written Lovecraftian fairytale. I don’t want to spoil anything, so as simply as I can put it, the story opens with a fictional version of young HP Lovecraft remembering times past, and mourning the recent loss of his father. Soon after, many familiar names from the Lovecraft Mythos appear throughout, including one particularly important member from the Lovecraft pantheon. This may be marketed as a children’s book, but it’s many themes of loss and ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full review coming to KENDALL REVIEWS, but y’all!!!!! Put this book on your gosh darn radar. Read it to yourself. Read it to your kids. Read it to your pets. Everyone should be enjoying this Lovecraft tale!
Ellen Avigliano
“The Old One and the Sea”
Written by Lex H. Jones, Illustrated by Liam Hill

Exploring many forms of literature is an experience what should be afforded to all young readers. If you’re looking for a r’lyeh good introduction into Horror for your Little Ones, have I got the perfect book for you! You need look no further than “The Old One and the Sea” by Lex H. Jones. This charming little story is a combination of a re-imagining of characters and events in the Lovecraftian universe, and biographical
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Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book made me feel like a child, and I mean that exclusively in every complimentary way imaginable. Let’s start with the idea of the book itself. It’s about a young Howard Phillips Lovecraft as a child. It’s before he was a writer. And like the author’s (Lex H Jones) introduction before the first chapter, Old Readers think they know the truth of Lovecraft. About Cthulhu. About the relationship he had with his mother and what really happened with Lovecraft’s father. You see, New Readers ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story of The Old One and The Sea is a beautiful Children’s storybook by an author I have come to admire greatly. In this story Lex H Jones has really done himself proud. The story follows a lonely young boy named Howard who has grown up listening to strange stories from the few townsfolk who returned from the Great War. I don’t want to tell you too much of the outline of the book because I don’t want to spoil it, I want you to read it and experience it like I did. So here’s the blurb from ...more
Ginger Nuts
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovecraft, now that's a whole can of worms, in recent years this author has fallen from grace, and rightly so his views on race etc., re way beyond the pale, however, you cannot deny his place in genre history. With the exception of Stoker and Shelly, there probably isn't an author whose works have stood the test of time with regards to both sales and inspiration for other authors.
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Lex Jones was born and raised in Sheffield, north England, in 1985. A keen writer from a young age, he was always fascinated with the supernatural and is obsessed with stories. He loves films, books, theatre, videogames, graphic novels, anything with a good story that captures the imagination. His books tend to have a supernatural (or at least 'unusual') undercurrent, as this moves them away from ...more