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Cthulhu 101


Do You Know Cthulhu?

No?!? Never fear! Cthulhu 101 lets you in on the mystery, and lays it all out in the open. From “How do you pronounce Cthulhu?” to the 8 Best Cthulhoid Board Games, Cthulhu 101 has most of the questions, and all of the answers. Do you know the shocking truth about Hastur? Which Elder Sign is right for you? Don’t guess — find out!


Cthulhu 101 is aimed squarely at this who are "Cthulhu-curious" but don't want to dive right into a whole mass of books and stories and everything else. It's for people who walk into a store or a gaming convention and see the plush Cthulhus and Shoggoths, the resin models, the games, the DVDs, and the shelves of books and wonder “What’s this whole Cthulhu/H.P. Lovecraft thing all about, anyway?”

Modeled after such short, light-tone books as the Bluffers Guide series, Cthulhu 101 combines clear, basic answers to common first questions: (”What is Cthulhu?” “Who is H.P. Lovecraft?” “What is the ‘Cthulhu Mythos’?”) with lists ("11 Best Lovecraft Stories (Not Starring Cthulhu)” "Lovecraft’s Lineup:
10 (or 11) Members of Cthulhu’s Peer Group" “12 More Best Other Cthulhu Mythos Stories”, “8 Best Lovecraftian Movies” “9 Surprising Encounters With the Cthulhu Mythos”) and overviews of Cthulhu’s presence in pop culture from games to TV to comics to music.

Graphically clean and friendly, Cthulhu 101 also includes interior illustrations and cover by the  very talented Drew Pocza.

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December 9th, 2018
I was enormously disappointed with this book. I thought there'd be some articles and explanations but there's virtually none of that in this book. The font was difficult and sometimes impossible to read. I had to scan through a lot of blank pages to ge [...]
April 2nd, 2017
This little book with a huge font is great for a light romp through some dark territory. Not too bad, its references are a little dated, but still fun to read. [...]
March 15th, 2013
Everything you need to know (and a few things you weren't meant to) about His Squidliness and Mr. Lovecraft. Quippy and fun to read, this is Ken Hite rollicking in his element. [...]
February 19th, 2011
Do you like Cthulhu? Do you like to laugh? Are you a noob to this entire topic of Cthulhu? Then this book is for you. Join the cultists worldwide, today! Don't be left in the dark. This book is great, my hat's off to Kenneth Hite. The illustrati [...]
Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
February 9th, 2010
If you take your Cthulhu mythos really, really seriously, this book isn't for you. But if mixing the Great Old Ones with cheeky humor and a heaping helping of scorn for August Derleth appeals to you, stop reading this review and just buy this accursed [...]
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