Lovecraft Country: A Novel

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Now an original series on HBO, this book is getting the reprinting treatment, so that readers have another chance to get the book while the series is in its early run. As I have seen the first couple of episodes of the series I can say so far that the book and series are completely different. Atticus gets a letter that his father has gone missing in a strange place not far from Boston. Determined to find him and possibly have a chance of gaining redemption Atticus and his uncle George, set off to find him. This book is a combination of Freemasonry, Jim Crow in the 1950s, and H.P Lovecraft. Though oftentimes the Lovecraft angle pops up its head every once in a while. Frankly, the chapters feel more like little stand-alone novellas with a single underwriting thread of the threat of a powerful family of natural philosophers and their quest for, well that is never really spelled out as the book is told from Atticus, his family, and friends. Those people watching the series will find past the first chapter that things are completely different. The book does end on kind of a letdown though.

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Author Matt Ruff
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publish Date 2/14/2017
ISBN 9780062292070
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Issue September 2020
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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