True Review
Current Issue Number 100 Vol. 34 June 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Lovecraft Squad
THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD:


THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD by John Llewellyn Probert. Pegasus Books (www.pegasusbooks.com), 2017, 377 pp., $25.95. ISBN 978-1-68177-333-9. Click here to purchase.

Of all the books I’ve ever reviewed in TRUE REVIEW’s hallowed pages, THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD is the most frustrating and disappointing.

From a fantastic beginning, with two rascal friends who, after a dare, almost get killed in an off-limits, dark and ghastly construction site, the story then begins to meander unnecessarily all over the place. My attention span was hammered away by page 124 – hey, I tried – but I kept falling asleep, as a whole lot of nothing, MOBY-DICK-like, kept going on, leading me as a reader nowhere. Even if the plot was in motion, I became completely unconcerned about it.

The horror, the horror!Andrew Andrews

 


 

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