Jesse has been reading some classic horror stories lately and he just recently finished The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft. I was hoping he would write a review for it, but he’s not exactly sure what to write.
This is one of the best stories by Lovecraft. Cthulhu is an extraterrestrial entity that makes a major appearance. The story is presented as a manuscript “found among the papers of the late Francis Wayland Thurston, of New York”.
The Call of Cthulhu is a really quick and easy read at only three chapters. Accordingly, there really isn’t any characters to develop or relationships to cultivate. My own impression is that the only character involved is a narrator as we hear his thoughts during a mundane activity. However, Jesse is telling me that isn’t exactly correct either, and yet, he really can’t explain the story. It’s one of those have to read it to understand it type of books, but I’m not buying it.
So I’m kind of at a lost. What’s the draw of this novel? Why would someone want to pick up The Call of Cthulhu, aside from the fact that it is written by HP Lovecraft? Has anyone read it? What did you think?