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An anthology of Cthulhu fiction. Contents: -- The Great God Pan / Arthur Machen -- The White People / Arthur Machen -- The Dunwich Horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The Shuttered Room / August w. Derleth -- The Round Tower / Robert M. Price -- The Devil's Hop Yard / Richard A. Lupoff -- The Road to Dunwich / Ben Indick -- The Tree-House / W.H. Pugmire and Robert M. Price -- You Ca An anthology of Cthulhu fiction. Contents: -- The Great God Pan / Arthur Machen -- The White People / Arthur Machen -- The Dunwich Horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The Shuttered Room / August w. Derleth -- The Round Tower / Robert M. Price -- The Devil's Hop Yard / Richard A. Lupoff -- The Road to Dunwich / Ben Indick -- The Tree-House / W.H. Pugmire and Robert M. Price -- You Can't Take It With You / C.J. Henderson -- Wilbur Whateley Waiting / Robert M. Price.


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An anthology of Cthulhu fiction. Contents: -- The Great God Pan / Arthur Machen -- The White People / Arthur Machen -- The Dunwich Horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The Shuttered Room / August w. Derleth -- The Round Tower / Robert M. Price -- The Devil's Hop Yard / Richard A. Lupoff -- The Road to Dunwich / Ben Indick -- The Tree-House / W.H. Pugmire and Robert M. Price -- You Ca An anthology of Cthulhu fiction. Contents: -- The Great God Pan / Arthur Machen -- The White People / Arthur Machen -- The Dunwich Horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The Shuttered Room / August w. Derleth -- The Round Tower / Robert M. Price -- The Devil's Hop Yard / Richard A. Lupoff -- The Road to Dunwich / Ben Indick -- The Tree-House / W.H. Pugmire and Robert M. Price -- You Can't Take It With You / C.J. Henderson -- Wilbur Whateley Waiting / Robert M. Price.

30 review for The Dunwich Cycle: Where the Old Gods Wait

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This is another in the chaosium series of rare, obscure and generally out of print Cthulhu Mythos stories and related material, this time focusing around the tale of the Dunwich Horror. The first thing I must say is that this collection has stories which were both influenced by the HP Lovecrafts tale and those which are attributed to influencing him in its writing. As such you have a very varied and at times unexpected mix of stories which I will admit I did find at times hard to read. For a curio This is another in the chaosium series of rare, obscure and generally out of print Cthulhu Mythos stories and related material, this time focusing around the tale of the Dunwich Horror. The first thing I must say is that this collection has stories which were both influenced by the HP Lovecrafts tale and those which are attributed to influencing him in its writing. As such you have a very varied and at times unexpected mix of stories which I will admit I did find at times hard to read. For a curiosity they were fascinating but I will admit that some where rather obscure and challenging. Now this is something I will admit I have often found with this collection- yes there are some real gems hidden away in these books but there are also some real challenges. One thing I will say though is this is obviously someones labour of love, the amount of time and research that has been put in to this book and in fact the whole series is astounding and what makes it even more so is that when you realise the size of the body of work that is out there to choose from. I will admit that the Dunwich horror (along with the call of Cthulhu and the Shadow over Innsmouth) is one of my favourite of Lovecraft's work so I will gladly skip over those stories I struggle with and enjoy the rest.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ignacio Senao f

    Todo relacionado con el relato “El horror de Dunwich”, con dos relatos bastantes famosos y luego las secuelas de distintos escritores. Las continuaciones muy flojas, los precursores excelentes.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Judol Rodríguez Franco

    Admiro la labor que han hecho los seguidores de Lovecraft complementando los múltiples universos que ha creado en su literatura, sin embargo el ritmo heterogéneo de la narrativa de cada autor le quita un poco la cadencia al libro y le quita el misterio a los cuentos de Lovecraft, sobre todo el último en el que reviven al personaje de Wilbur Whateley.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bryan Whitehead

    As much as I enjoyed C.J. Henderson’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” the story alone didn’t manage to justify the entire anthology. And a lot of the rest of this tome is some really dreadful stuff. I like the centerpiece of the set well enough, though it isn’t one of my all-time favorites. Trouble is, we’re treated – and I use the term loosely – to a couple of Machen stories that editor Robert M. Price theorizes served as the at least partial basis for “The Dunwich Horror.” “The Great God Pan” is As much as I enjoyed C.J. Henderson’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” the story alone didn’t manage to justify the entire anthology. And a lot of the rest of this tome is some really dreadful stuff. I like the centerpiece of the set well enough, though it isn’t one of my all-time favorites. Trouble is, we’re treated – and I use the term loosely – to a couple of Machen stories that editor Robert M. Price theorizes served as the at least partial basis for “The Dunwich Horror.” “The Great God Pan” is a classic (despite not being the best-written tale ever), but “The White People” – whatever its importance – is so dreadful that I finally had to give up on it. Likewise Price’s own “The Round Tower” was more than a little hard to follow without the recommended re-read of Derleth’s “Billington’s Wood” and “Manuscript of Stephen Bates,” an effort I elected not to undertake. The remaining entries weren’t especially memorable for either good or bad reasons.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pau Mondelo

    Conociendo mis gustos, mis jugadores del grupo de rol que dirigía en aquella época me regalaron dos libros para mi cumpleaños: El Séptimo Hijo y éste. El ciclo de Dunwich es un compendio de las novelas y relatos que han tenido relación con Dunwich, esa localidad maldita donde Lovecraft sitúa terrores inenarrables. Desde autores antecesores a sus propio creador, que allanaron el camino para que el maestro de los preternatural llegase a escribir la nivela El horror de Dunwich, hasta esa misma novela Conociendo mis gustos, mis jugadores del grupo de rol que dirigía en aquella época me regalaron dos libros para mi cumpleaños: El Séptimo Hijo y éste. El ciclo de Dunwich es un compendio de las novelas y relatos que han tenido relación con Dunwich, esa localidad maldita donde Lovecraft sitúa terrores inenarrables. Desde autores antecesores a sus propio creador, que allanaron el camino para que el maestro de los preternatural llegase a escribir la nivela El horror de Dunwich, hasta esa misma novela y los relatos póstumos de sus seguidores, todo en esta edición. Mola.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Paul Barrow

    Both an enjoyment and a disappointment. I graded it as 3 out of 5 as some stories were a 4 and some a 2. There were more 2's than 4's so perhaps my grading was overly complimentary. Obviously I enjoyed Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror. I also enjoyed The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen but hated his White People. Very hard to read! August Derleth's work was good and Robert M Price's Wilbur Whately Waiting was excellent. Those were the highlights though. Too often did the other stories lurch into very Both an enjoyment and a disappointment. I graded it as 3 out of 5 as some stories were a 4 and some a 2. There were more 2's than 4's so perhaps my grading was overly complimentary. Obviously I enjoyed Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror. I also enjoyed The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen but hated his White People. Very hard to read! August Derleth's work was good and Robert M Price's Wilbur Whately Waiting was excellent. Those were the highlights though. Too often did the other stories lurch into very turgid fiction and lacking in imagination too. Worth the read for the good stuff but I don't think I could recommend because of the poor stuff.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Sutch

    While my favorite Chaosium Call of Cthulhu collection remains _The Hastur Cycle_, this volume is extraordinarily good. Price's editorial work and notes are outstanding, the two pre-Lovecraft Arthur Machen pieces are terrific and throw some light onto HPL's inspiration for Dunwich and Wilbur Whately, and the other stories are all of good quality and make solid contributions to the Mythos. I particularly enjoyed C. J. Henderson's Jack Hagee story, and the final piece in the book, Price's "Wilbur W While my favorite Chaosium Call of Cthulhu collection remains _The Hastur Cycle_, this volume is extraordinarily good. Price's editorial work and notes are outstanding, the two pre-Lovecraft Arthur Machen pieces are terrific and throw some light onto HPL's inspiration for Dunwich and Wilbur Whately, and the other stories are all of good quality and make solid contributions to the Mythos. I particularly enjoyed C. J. Henderson's Jack Hagee story, and the final piece in the book, Price's "Wilbur Whately Waiting" (mainly for the fun it has with the Simon Necronomicon). Very impressive and quite fun.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marsha Altman

    As for as Lovecraft collections go this one was pretty great. It had the two predecessors to Dunwich - "The Great God Pan" and "The White People" by Arthur Machen before it gets to Dunwich in full. I prefer Lovecraft anthologies which are themed around one story. Some of these date back decades and are pretty famous unto themselves. As for as Lovecraft collections go this one was pretty great. It had the two predecessors to Dunwich - "The Great God Pan" and "The White People" by Arthur Machen before it gets to Dunwich in full. I prefer Lovecraft anthologies which are themed around one story. Some of these date back decades and are pretty famous unto themselves.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Eileen

    This didn't quite do it for me, unfortunately. The W.H. Pugmire one was pretty good (of course) but most of the stories were just hokey and ridiculous. If you want "The Great God Pan" I recommend getting Chaosium's "Three Imposters" Arthur Machen anthology instead. This didn't quite do it for me, unfortunately. The W.H. Pugmire one was pretty good (of course) but most of the stories were just hokey and ridiculous. If you want "The Great God Pan" I recommend getting Chaosium's "Three Imposters" Arthur Machen anthology instead.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Coeruleo Luna

    one of the best books in the chaosium series. various writers offering their own sequel stories to hpl's classic tale. several stories are also written by price, his best in the mythos. a good solid collection. one of the best books in the chaosium series. various writers offering their own sequel stories to hpl's classic tale. several stories are also written by price, his best in the mythos. a good solid collection.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Boyd

    A collection of stories based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. These are, to me, only slightly better than the original Lovecraft stories. Just not a fan of his writings. Not recommended

  12. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    With the exception of one horrible private detective story, this is another fine collection of Lovecraft written and related stories around the topic of the town of Dunwich.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Doug Kallies

    Cools stuff. Especially 'The Tree House' by W.H. Pugmire. Cools stuff. Especially 'The Tree House' by W.H. Pugmire.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Scott Hicks

  15. 5 out of 5

    darofar

  16. 4 out of 5

    Cheshrkat

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nutmidas

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lean

  19. 5 out of 5

    Frederic

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gerard Morter

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brian Moreau

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nalyd Khezr

  24. 4 out of 5

    Pablo

  25. 4 out of 5

    Juan Jesús

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Pillay

  27. 4 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

    4thMilnerJarred

  29. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  30. 4 out of 5

    Francesc Antoni

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