Saturday, April 23, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.114: The Darkest Part of the Woods
Before his return to the Severn Valley in 2013's The Last Revelation of Gla'aki, Ramsey Campbell had undertaken one previous sojourn in Brichester and its environs in 2002's The Darkest Part of the Woods. On that occasion Mr. Campbell's destination was the ill-rumoured Goatswood, in something that was in part a mature re-imagining of one of his classic Cthulhu Mythos locales, as well as something which could broadly be treated as a kind of quasi-follow-up to The Case of Charles a Dexter Ward. In any case, this wouldn't be his final revisitation of Mythos themes before Gla'aki, and fortunately we are yet to be treated to another tour of the Severn Valley in Ramsey Campbell's forthcoming Daoloth trilogy. Nice.