[ebook / PDF] Shoggoth's Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman

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Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar is a very funny somewhat scary story about what a young A I downloaded this audiobook for free from audible some time ago and never listed to it before today for some reason The narration is wonderful I could listen to Neil Gaiman talk all day long He is the perfect narrator for this story since he wrote it and knows his vision of how it should be read Despite the wonderful narration I found that the story was no than mediocre I suspect that one of the reasons that I did not fall in love with this story was partially because I have never read anything by HP Lovecraft The story is uite short In fact it was much shorter than I had expected because a large portion of my audible download was a preview for The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Shoggoth's Old Peculiar

N of Innsmouth The original illustrations combine horror and humour in eual measure This is a short story that I listened to courtesy of Audible offering it for free paired with a sneak peek at Neil Gaiman s next book The story is narrated by Neil Gaiman and features American Benjamin Lassiter who is on a walking tour of the coast of England During his holiday he comes upon a strange town and meets two very strange men called Seth and Wilf who tell him a bizarre story that stays with himThis was a fun fun read and even though I ve read many Neil Gaiman books I can t believe this was my first audio narrated by him It won t be the last The story was great the narration superb and I definitely will hunt out stories narrated by Neil Gaiman

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Merican Tourist encounters when he fetches up for the night in the Lovecraftian tow I own this story in many forms as an audiobook included in collections and as a gorgeous stand alone illustrated chapbook and it never fails to put a smile on my face If first and foremost you re very much at home among HP Lovecraft s stories and secondly you re at least passingly familiar with the comedy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore this work is an absolute gem Gaiman offers clever and loving jokes and references to Lovecraft s works and the occasional nod to Douglas Adams as well and weaves them together to create a delightful tale of a clueless Texan an ill considered Walking Tour of the British Coastline and the cheerful hospitality of the local acolytes of Cthulhu Fantastic


10 thoughts on “Shoggoth's Old Peculiar

  1. says:

    One of my favorite writers satirizing another of my favorite authors how could I not enjoy this story Shoggoth’s

  2. says:

    A teetotaling Texas boy named Ben Lassiter decides to take a walking tour of the British Isles using a pretty lackluster guide in this humorous and provocative short story from Neil Gaiman Despite that he stumbles onto an unusual vil

  3. says:

    I downloaded this audiobook for free from audible some time ago and never listed to it before today for some reason The narration is

  4. says:

    A naive young Texan is on a rather disappointing self guided walking tour of the British coast when he randomly wanders into the village of Innsmouth As a couple of friendly if strange looking locals tell him the one in the US was named after this one the originalOne of the most entertaining and humorous homages to Lovecraft that I've read

  5. says:

    Interesting little tale on Brittish folklore Gaiman weaves HP Lovecraft into the story I haven't read much of Lovecraft and I assume this is an homage to Lovecraft It does turn out to be uite creepy I love that Be

  6. says:

    I own this story in many forms as an audiobook included in collections and as a gorgeous stand alone illustrated chapbook and it never fails to put a smile on my face If first and foremost you're very much at home among HP Lovecraft's stories and secondly you're at least passingly familiar with the comedy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore this work is an absolute gem Gaiman offers clever and loving jokes and references to Lovecraf

  7. says:

    In an homage to HP Lovecraft a sober young Texan travels to the English coast in the off season and meets a couple of strange men in a pub who are drinking a draught beer by the peculiar name of the story title and wouldn't you know it stran

  8. says:

    This is a short story that I listened to courtesy of Audible offering it for free paired with a sneak peek at Neil Gaiman's next book The story is narrated by Neil Gaiman and features American Benjamin Lassiter who is on a walking to

  9. says:

    Exploring Audible I was excited to find this story as a free offering Now I'm looking forward to it even thanks to Amy H Sturgis' review which says among other thingsA delightful tale of a clueless Texan an ill considered Walking Tour of the British Coastline and the cheerful hospitality of the local acolytes of CthulhuIrresistible especially if you are Texan Guilty as charged and charging into this story nowM

  10. says:

    Should of stuck to the cherry drinkA great little mind trip