Sunday, June 05, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.157: The Compleat Crow
We round off Brian Lumley Week with The Complete Crow, collecting Lumley's short stories concerning the eponymous antagonist to the Cthulhu Mythos. Titus Crow is probably my favourite of Lumley's creation, in part because he represents one of the more contemporary manifestations of the literary tradition of the occult investigators (whose number also include such luminaries as John Silence, Thomas Carnacki, Jules de Grandin, and Anton Zarnak) for which I maintain a fondness. The stories collrcted her span the entirety of Crow's career, including his inception as well as the aftermath of his mysterious disappearance. Interestingly, the Mythos does not loom large in all of the tales, some of which document Crow's encounters with more earthly revenants. The book is now avaible in electronic and audiobook formats (the latter of which is s current listening favourite at Ghootoc Zone central). In any case, the collection forms a fine bookend to Crow's novelised adventures, and a nice way to bring Brisn Lumley Week to a close.