Lovecraft Country: A Novel
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The author depicts the time and place in a believable fashion, while paying homage to an assortment of pulp SF and horror. (One of the main characters is a fan of the genres, and sometimes struggles to merge his appreciation for the works of, say, Lovecraft with the knowledge that Lovecraft was pretty darned racist himself.)
The plots of each section - loosely-linked tales in which different characters get to shine - each give a nod to a different classic, from the arcane-ritual to the haunted/possessed/devil-house [this one gets turned on its head in delightful fashion when the house's new owner sasses the ghost right back - and eventually cuts a deal with it] to the sexy demon-lover to the final confrontation with the Big Boss. There are marvelous scenes here, from wildly creepy and otherworldly to snappy action to snarky humor - and the way the main characters work together (not always cheerfully) is very satisfying.
This edition has bonus material including a conversation with the author about the origins of the book - worth reading too.
[There's a TV Tropes page on the book, with some entertaining tidbits.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
*** Released for the 2017 Spooktacular October release challenge. ***