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Given the book’s premise there’s an air of silliness about rhe as all the usual Mythos suspects are lined up for inspection, like a pilot episode clamouring for an audience. The Hermetic Library Reading Room is an imaginary and speculative future reification of the library in the physical world, a place to experience a cabinet of curiosities offering a confabulation of curation, context and community that engages, archives and encourages a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Ghouls of the Miskatonic by Graham McNeill

While these things are brewing, Finn Edwards, an Irish bootlegger, is involved in a whiskey exchange gone bad as otherworldly beings intervene. It was hard to get there. This isn’t really a bad thing, overall. It is the roaring twenties – a time of jazz, gin, and g-men. There are a few things that were bothering me a bit as I progressed through the book.

There is an occasional clinker in diction or dialect, and although anachronisms are mostly kept at bay, the assumed co-ed character of Miskatonic is a little off-kilter, as other reviewers have noted. I’m only a couple chapters in, but already the writing feels stronger somehow.

Ghouls of the Miskatonic

The writing is brisk, though casually anachronistic. As a horror-themed game novel, it was great.

It never really spoils things but the occasional questionable metaphor, misaktonic simile, etc. Of course that’s a When I first saw this novel, I was pretty sure that it was going to be another role-playing game tie-in novel.

Suspense was also highly limited. One thing i did really really enjoy though, was the dialog. I’m a big H. Also, how I imagined things were going to happening, changed on me. This is not the break out novel ofbut it’s an enjoyable addition to a specific sub genre of horror. Some of this works well. His friend, Henry Cartwright, has recently be put into Arkham Asylum as an insane arsonist and some of his other dealings make them suspicious.


It had an eerie, dark, cold October Day feeling to it as I read it and that’s what I like about Lovecraft. Oct 25, William M.

There are some more specific problems as well. So bad it’s good. Unless you are a Cthulhu super fan, avoid this book.

One good thing for this reader: Fast paced, silly, and inconsistently written. Which is a common trope, but one that always annoys me a little. But at times the book feels a whole lot like fanfiction for a game’s theme and setting.

Imskatonic other words, this god destroys his worshipers, instead of empowering them to open a portal to bring the god through to this world where it can rule supreme. When Stone is first talking about Arkham police, he describes them as incompetent and implies they are looking the other way. Nothing special to be sure and lacking in a few areas, miskatohic it retains a few interesting miskatobic which will keep you going to the last page.

It makes a fair read. The story originally begins as an investigation, but eventually morphs into a rescue attempt, as some of the characters are kidnapped by Cthulu cultists. For the most part the chara A novel based on board game? We get Rex wondering why Minnie had not found a man at least ghpuls or three times. I picked up this book randomly because I was going through an HP Lovecraft phase and wanted to read anything I could about Miskatonic University etc and Miskwtonic figured it would be cool to read a story that was based in the Arkham Massachusetts area.

A varied group of investigators look into the murder and mutilation of college girls in Massachusetts, which leads them into conflict with a hidden cult, inhuman creatures, and a mysterious evil mastermind who won’t be explained until the next book. Whereas here, even with a gun, professor Grayson does not look like Jason Bourne who suddenly discovers he knows how to shoot.

There is not a lot of action in the book, but when there is action, it is well described and it does not drag for long. Final verdict, I thought it was “ok” but could use a rewrite. I’ve always had a hard time reading books based on games and books set in “worlds” that the author isn’t the original creator of. Eventually, that draws the attention of some stalwart and shady Arkham residents as well as some of the students and faculty of Miskatonic University–as well as one grieving, well-armed father.


As a whole, the book was entertaining and I enjoyed every bit of it. Notify me of new comments via email. Here they meet Gabriel Stone, a Pinkerton agent acting above and beyond his duty on the matter, and start tracking down clues.

Even if they mostly had nothing to do with the story. Later he describes them as being mostly alright, just maybe not up to [the events of the novel].

Ghouls of the Miskatonic (Dark Waters Trilogy, book 1) by Graham McNeill

May 03, Ben rated it liked it. What I found cool is how many characters from the board game universe The second one is a massive amalgamation pastiche of many, many Lovecraftian and Lovecraft-esque ideas, with changes made to make things a bit more “peppy” screw ghouls that only eat on the dead Ghouls of the Miskatonic is two novellas and a guidebook in one book.

Naturally, this is the aspect McNeill focuses on the most, but what needs to be commented upon thouls how well he paces himself. And to be frank, i probably only found it jarring because i’m unused to seeing that in his Warhammer 40k books that he does.

But seeing the Jazz singer and Gnouls player whose names i can’t recall right now and i’m too lazy to look them up show up in a jazz club, play a song and then disappear from the story was weird.