Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned Atticus’s great grandmother—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of one black family, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

Title:Lovecraft Country
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  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ***Now a TV series on HBO!***”The sphere suddenly burst open like an orange turning inside out, dark rind splitting to reveal a wriggling white pulp. Dozens of pale tentacles shot out, wrapping arou...

  • Dan Schwent

    Lovecraft Country is a collection of inter-connected stories about an extended African American family in the mid to late 1940's and their encounters with things not of this world, notably sorcerers, ...

  • Sr3yas

    ❝ From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.❞ -------- H. P. Lovecraft------- Do you know what the irony here is?Despite the supernatural elements like black magic, haunted house...

  • Bill Kerwin

    This is a difficult book for me to review. I think I love it in spite of itself. Or maybe I love it in spite of stuffy old me.You see, if I filled out a checklist of what I like in a novel, Lovecraft ...

  • Bradley

    Re-read, 7/22/20:I'm going to go ahead and give it another star. It's really holding its own for me and enjoyed it, even more, the second time. Ah, the Great White hope, indeed.F*** this S***.:)Suffic...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    “But stories are like people, Atticus. Loving them doesn't make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are still there, though.”Lovecraft Country is a p...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    After becoming addicted to the tv series, I couldn’t help myself and purchased the book to see how the book’s adaptation improved. Of course the original book is a little different from the HBO ad...

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 4* of fiveAUGUST 2020 NEWS The Jordan Peele-led series premieres on HBO tomorrow, 16 August 2020!MARCH 2020 NEWS Author Ruff will have a Reddit AMA on the 27th!

  • Tim

    Forgive me for going with an obvious joke, but to re-phrase a Hunter S. Thompson quote:"We can't stop here! This is Lovecraft Country!"In this case, what is Lovecraft Country? Well, from a typical tro...

  • Gabrielle

    This book hurt me even more this time than it did when I first read it three years ago. In a good, necessary way. It is the kind of speculative fiction work that does an incredible job of changing a r...