These Children of the Night run amok, gleefully trashing the very idea of florid prose and pseudo-intellectual claptrap of which the Great Old One himself was sometimes guilty. Instead, they tear down the walls, splinter the timbers, rip out the wiring and delight in sending to the bottom of the ocean the HMS Lovecraft — and all who sail in her. If you like H. Lovecraft, odd and impending doom-like horror and the smell of fish, this is the collection for you.
Whispers from the Abyss Anthology. Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go. Whispers from the Abyss Anthology by Team Kaiju. Posted by Team Kaiju Creator. Two items to cover in today's post. Whispers from the Abyss Vol.
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Whispers from the Abyss 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Whispers from the Abyss , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Whispers from the Abyss. Lists with This Book. Whispers from the Abyss is a collection of 33 tales inspired by the works of H. When Kat Rocha hit me up on twitter about Whispers of the Abyss 2, I checked out the lineup and plunked down my money, receiving this one as well in the bargain. It seems everyone and their Deep One cousin puts out a Lovecraftian anthology these days.
The thing that separates Whispers from the Abyss from the squamous pack is that the tales are pretty short, pages, designed to be swallowed whole in a Whispers from the Abyss is a collection of 33 tales inspired by the works of H. The thing that separates Whispers from the Abyss from the squamous pack is that the tales are pretty short, pages, designed to be swallowed whole in a single sitting. The subject matter and tone of the works are all over the spectrum, from dryly hilarious to chilling.
Some of the stories were a little too short and needed a little more room to breath but I knew that going in. The presentation was top notch. Like all anthologies, the stories vary in quality.
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A couple didn't do much for me but the collection as a whole was above average. Fear and Loathing in Innsmouth was by far my favorite tale of the collection. Much in the same vein as The Damned Highway , Dr. Gonzo heads to Innsmouth, looking for hints of Richard Nixon's corruption.
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For today's reader on the go, Whispers from the Abyss is a great collection of scaly, tentacled horror. Four out of five stars. View all 6 comments. Nov 22, David Watson rated it really liked it. Whispers From The Abyss is an anthology edited by Kat Rocha that contains 33 stories that were influenced by Lovecraft. What really surprised me was how different all the stories were. Not all the stories here were gems but there was some good ones including Death Wore Greasepaint by J 01 publishing has more than one book that is inspired by the works of H.
Not all the stories here were gems but there was some good ones including Death Wore Greasepaint by Josh Finney.
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Who would have guessed a clown could start the apocalypse. I love how this story describes intestines coming out of a body and then a character says: Read the book and you will understand. Another good one in this collection is Fear and Loathing in Innsmouth: This one is set in the seventies and follows a man who is trying to find proof that Richard Nixon is evil.
This is an original story that combines a little humor with a little bit of horror. I love the references to Easy Rider, Ron Jeremy and the two quotes that open the story. Anything goes in this one and it has a good twist at the end. The title is deceptive and the story is short and creepy.
Dec 07, Nick Nafpliotis rated it really liked it. This one was really hit or miss with a few gems here and there. But then you get to the last story, 'Death Wore Greasepaint' by Josh Finney, andthat's a whole other level of good.
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I've never read anything by the guy before, but that's one of the scariest short stories I've ever read. Worth a star on the rating by itself. Nov 15, Nick rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The mythology borne of the dark imagination of American author H. Even the likes of Stephen King, in his short story N. Throughout the work of The mythology borne of the dark imagination of American author H. Whispers From The Abyss is an impressive collection of short stories that are inspired by the Cthulu Mythos.
Indeed, the god-like entity Cthulu looms large throughout. But the stories contained within vary widely in tone, with each writer approaching the mythology from a distinctly different angle. There are some unexpected takes on the Cthulu Mythos in this book. Writer Jason Andrew successfully drops Hunter S. Other authors cast unsettling tension through different prisms.
Jonathan Sharp creeps out the reader through the a piece of rock journalism in Nation of Disease: The Rise and Fall of a Canadian Legend. Some of the other stories are an exercise in brevity, but still manage to pack a punch. Small and spooky stand-outs include J. Some of the highlights of Whispers From The Abyss are those laced with dark humour. A particularly vivid entry is Give Me That Old Time Religion by Lee Finney, which is masterful in building a sense of foreboding in a small word count.
The disturbed clown working his television studio audience of children into a primal frenzy — and the horror that follows — are the most vivid and memorable from this accomplished collection. Aug 24, Tarl rated it really liked it Shelves: And there's a lot of them. I actually didn't realize how many stories were in this collection until after the first four or so stories and realizing that they were only a couple pages long each.
Because of there being so many, I won't go into detail with each story, but rather will review the anthology as a whole.
Rocha has collected a lot of interesting stories in this collection. I really liked this collection. The selected stories were generally well written, their prose tight and their stories handled well. At no point did I really feel as if I were dragging my feet through a story, and honestly, even if I had, the stories themselves are so short they would have been over quick enough that I wouldn't have cared. In some stories, the horror elements were a tad weak, though thankfully those stories were few and far between for the most part.
I will say, possibly one of the best, if not the best story in this anthology was the final story involving the TV clown. It had the right level of humanistic horror mixed with a pleasant lovecraftian theme. Even though at small points it felt as if it was being dragged on, the story itself was creepy, horrific, and left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
Be you a Lovecraft fan, or simply a fan of horror tales, I suggest you pick this anthology up.