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Book Title: The Ithaqua Cycle|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.25 MB
v The author of the book: Robert M. Price
Date of issue: December 1st 1997
ISBN 13: 9781568821245
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Read full description of the books The Ithaqua Cycle:Let's discuss the dick-punching Frankenstein in the room.
This is a book of stories about the monster god Ithaqua, the Wendigo, the Thing That Walked on the Wind. My wife's favorite picture of him is this one from the first edition of S. Petersen's Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters . . .
. . . although the second edition one has a nice, Wayne Barlowe feel.
So, enough art. On to the dick-punching Frankenstein.
Imagine you love a monster. Let's say Frankenstein's monster, who I'll just call Frankenstein because, hell, it's his father's name. Let's say Frankie has a very specific way of killing victims: punching them in the dick.
That's cool. In isolation.
Imagine picking up a book of Frankenstein stories. You read the original stories, get psyched at the classic reveal of the dick-punch, and settle in for the long run.
Then . . . the pattern emerges.
Every story . . . every story . . . follows the formula of "Person encounters Frankenstein, stuff happens, Frankenstein punches person in the dick." No matter how witty the commentary of editor Robert M. Price is between stories, you know where it'll all end. Sooner or later, Frankenstein will punch someone in the dick.
Except for one story where Frankenstein gets in a WW1 dogfight, punch after that it's back to the dick-punching.
The stories are technically good; they just get kinda samey. For contrast, its sister volume The Tsathoggua Cycle seems much more varied to me.
I love wendigos. They're a core part of the world-building in my book Murder With Monsters. I just need them shaken up a bit every once in a while.
Still, as comfort food, spread out far enough, sometimes you just want to sit outside on a cloudy night when the wind is howling and read about Frankenstein punching someone in the dick.
Read information about the authorRobert McNair Price is an American theologian and writer. He teaches philosophy and religion at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and the author of a number of books on theology and the historicity of Jesus, asserting the Christ myth theory.
A former Baptist minister, he was the editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism from 1994 until it ceased publication in 2003. He has also written extensively about the Cthulhu Mythos, a "shared universe" created by H.P. Lovecraft.
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