THE CHILDREN OF CTHULHU is an engaging horror anthology
written by many of the more popular genre authors of the
last decade. The twenty-three contributors provide
entertaining tales that would not turn H. P. Lovecraft over
in his grave as many Cthulu "experts" do. However, though
the stories engage the audience and are fun to read, they
don't feel like a visit to that weird Lovecraft mythverse.
As an aside to the editors: "if it ain't broke", cost it
anyway because you still may find a bigger payback. This
short story collection provides a big payback to horror
fans, but Lovecraft fanatics will feel another let down as
the original remains undisputedly the best even after seven
decades of "fixing it".