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am 30. Juli 2000
I have been recommending this book to people I know since I first encountered the first edition. This second edition is expanded and revised, and is even more helpful to Call of Cthulhu gamers, keepers, and especially writers of Mythos fiction. I've been using it as source material for my own odd little tales since I began writing them. And while it is true that the author has been known to frequent some of the same newsgroups that I do, he did not pay me to say these things. The book is extensively indexed and cross-referenced, with a very helpful timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos toward the back. It is clearly written, has doses of the author's dry sense of humor, especially in his choice of a quote for the preface page, is quite attractively packaged, and will look very nice on your bookshelf next to the many volumes of HP Lovecraft that you should have if you're reading this.
am 2. Juli 2000
Having stumbled upon a copy of this book entirely by accident, I have since found Harm's work to be indispensible in my search for dread Cthulhu lore. With a simple A-Z format, the complier has recorded many useful references that are not confined to the Lovecraft canon of works (which are, of course, thinly veiled as fiction). The works of others with similar foresight and understanding are also used as sources. If Arkham University were ever to offer a paper in Cthulhu Investigation 101, this would certainly be on the required reading list.
am 12. Juni 2000
This is the absolute best reference for fans of Lovecraft and/or Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu game. A must have. Everything is laid out A to Z, with an exceptional set of cross-references for each entry. Perhaps the most useful bits of the book are the entries about the books of the mythos. If you need to know what the heck the Voormish Tablets are, it's all in front of you.
My only complaint with the book is that the author doesn't say how much of it is taken from Lovecraft's (and other authors) and how much of it is his own supposition.
am 25. November 1999
This book tries to list each and every person, tome, god, place and who-knows-what that is related to the Cthulhu Mythos. Not only are the works of the major authors of the Mythos referred to, every bit of information from the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game and its supplements have been included. Easy accessible, very complete, very inspiring for the Call-of-Cthulhu keeper.
am 13. Juni 2013
Wird zwar als "Novel" bezeichnet, ist aber tatsächlich ein umfangreiches Lexikon zum Cthulhu-Mythos und verwandten Themen (erste Version). Dem Shoggothen unter uns wird es gefallen, alle anderen werden verwundert (oder vielleicht erschrocken) den Band zur Seite legen. Wer härteren Stoff braucht, verlange bitte die Neuausgabe.