The Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath

The Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath

Book - 2014
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Randolph Carter embarks on an epic quest across a world beyond the wall of sleep, in search of an opulent and mysterious sunset city. When he prays to the gods of dream to reveal the whereabouts of this magical city, they do not answer, and his dreams stop altogether. Undaunted, Carter resolves to go to Kadath, where the gods live, and beseech them in person. However, no one has ever been to Kadath, and no one even knows how to get there--but that won't stop Randolph Carter from trying.
Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2014
ISBN: 9781906838850
1906838852
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm

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May 19, 2015

HP Lovecraft is an author whose work has inspired huge swathes of comic book history and lore, but whose own work are normally quite difficult to adapt into comic form. Lovecraft's work is dense and his prose is generally only believable within the confines short story genre he preferred to work in.

It thus makes a certain amount of sense that Lovecraft's novel "The Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath" would break the mould and be one of the few adaptations to work as a graphic novel. It does still feel like an adaptation, but it feels like a very good one. The art is spectacular.

The work has weaknesses, but those weaknesses are Lovecraft's not weaknesses of the adaptation. If you like Lovecraft, you will enjoy this.

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