The Call of Cthulhu (Short Story Review)

So I bought one of Barnes and Noble’s H.P. Lovecraft anthologies, and so far I really like it. I’ve only just finished “The Call of Cthulhu.” I love his world building, but sometimes Lovecraft’s wording is a bit odd. I would love to take a class on the evolution of the English language because sometimes he uses shew instead of show, and a couple other words that seem to be older versions of words we still use.

The characters are interesting, but only on the surface. I don’t really see them as a person, but more of a way to keep the story going. The setting is kind of all over the world, but also you can feel the world he’s building around Cthulhu. I understand now why people say he created his own mythology. I think the focus of this short story isn’t the main character, or his uncle, but Cthulhu. We get a lot more description of him, what he can do, and the effect he has on people. I really like the mythology he set up. I’m not sure what other stories of his are in this, or if they continue to set up the mythology, but I just know I want more. I really liked the story from the viewpoint of Cthulhu, other than that. Not so much.

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