The Watchers Out of Time. H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth.

H.P. Lovecraft receives top billing for The Watchers Out of Time. But the stories in this collection appear to have been actually written by Lovecraft’s acolyte, August Derleth. He seems to have used notes of Lovecraft’s as the springboard for the fifteen (fourteen and a half, rather, since Derleth died before completing the titular tale) stories in the collection.

The book cover promises Fifteen Soul-Chilling Tales by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. As we know, that promise is broken ab initio. There aren’t fifteen and H.P. Lovecraft did not write them. As for “soul-chilling” I’m afraid my essence was not even moderately cooled. In fact, these stories are so forgettable that I forgot I’d already reviewed the collection in my post on August Derleth. It seems I made the same points I intended to make in this post. So, let’s call it a day.

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