I’ve been working for a while on writing what I classify as an Anti-Lovecraftian novel. I am almost done with the final rewrite before I send it to be torn to shreds by my beta readers, and totally rewritten by my pre submission editor. Then I start contacting agents.
However, a recent rewrite of The Call of Cthulhu has stopped my progress in its track. Indeed, it is so perfectly handled that I cannot imagine another Cthulhu mythos piece being written ever again to surpass it. (Not even the excellent sounding She Walks in Shadows which gives long overdue voice to the rarely seen female side of the Lovecraftverse. No, Cthulhu does not count.)
I have given up writing entirely after reading the masterpiece that is Lyndon Hood’s The Spooky Call of Cthulhu. (I have to admit that I made up that title.)
Please enjoy this excerpt from the first chapter The Horror in Clay posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lyndonhood/status/634147218929360896