Presents horror legend H.P. Lovecraft's short prose piece "Nyarlathotep". This book presents Lovecraft's original poem in tis entirety and also features a visual interpretation.
Gr 10 Up-This is a monster story meant to chill readers; with a dozen new illustrations, the chill arrives faster. The horrible creature of the title is a Pharaohlike figure that draws the darkest impulses and urges from any creation and drains it of all sanity and life. Nyarlathotep releases monsters from within himself as well as those from without and pretty much destroys the narrator with a slow but insistent madness. Readers unfamiliar with Lovecraft's writing will have an easier time deciphering this nightmare through the graphic images, which give jarring color to the dreadful events. This is a powerful, fearful tale that will speak to sophisticated readers and to teens already drawn to Lovecraft, Poe, Stephen King, and their ilk.-Will Marston, Berkeley Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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January 28, 2011
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