Author: Lee Pletzers
TBR Reviewer: Mark
Rating: 2 stars - This had potential but we didn't like it.
This was an okay novel that I had kind of high hopes for but which ultimately didn’t deliver. The amount of books and novella that have been based around Lovecraft’s most famous creations by now must number in the hundreds if not thousands and this was not amongst the better of them. I just felt as though the characters lacked some depth, the story just didn’t ring particularly true and that Cthulhu here could have been replaced with any other generic demon/ monster and the plot would not have overly suffered one whit. To me, it just didn’t feel like a Cthulhu story and was more akin to
something like Rosemary’s Baby or Dean Koontz’s Servants Of Twilight at times.
It felt like a bold effort to try and bring this myth into today’s modern setting but for me, it just didn’t try quite hard enough. I appreciate that maybe I might have gone in to this expecting a bit too much but I just felt I wanted something more intense, more gritty than what I got here, which instead felt like just another generic horror thriller with nothing, outside of the presence of Cthulhu, that made it stand out. I want memorable characters and an involving plot not something that all rests upon a single thread and characters who I will forget within another one or two books. This is not the only Cthulhu book that has been released lately and I just felt if it wanted to compete it just needed to deliver something more...