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  • Paperback
  • 241
  • The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe
  • Peter Clines
  • English
  • 20 November 2017
  • 9781934861523

10 thoughts on “The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe

  1. says:

    Mashups are normally not my thing If I would not normally read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE neither would I want to read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE WITH ZOMBIES however clever the concept The retelling of ROBINSON CRUSOE by Peter Clines mixing Lovecraft and making Crusoe a werewolf however proved a nice exception If you liked the original Clines' adaptation is fresh enjoyable retelling If reading for the first time it is an entirely new edgier way to read the classic

  2. says:

    This book started out really slow for me and I found it to be uite boring at times I almost gave up in it a few times A little over halfway through the book I started to enjoy it a little The only reason I didn't give up in this book is because I love the author's other books and the narrator is one of my favorites It's a slow but decent story Its just about the same as the original Robinson Crusoe story except for the lycanthrope part of it

  3. says:

    I’m a pretty big Peter Clines fan so I was really looking forward to this I give it major points for style Clines nails both the tone of the Crusoe Cthulhu mythos Style wasn’t enough for me ultimately The Eerie Adventures were slow and mostly dull

  4. says:

    As a kid I was absolutely obsessed with Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson I read each at least a dozen times and wanted to get shipwrecked on a deserted island It all seemed terribly romantic and probably sparked my lifelong love of survival stories I'm also a massive Lovecraft fan an author I discovered a few years after my RobinsonSwiss obsession but read just as many times Add in Peter Clines who wrote one of my favorite comedy horrors 14 and what could go wrong? Nothing that's whatI think this is really only a book you should read if you've read and loved both Robinson Crusoe and Lovecraft's major works It's a mashup novel so it takes the basic plot of RC and reimagines it what if he landed on a strange Lovecraftian island full of terror? And just for fun what if he was a werewolf too? Turns out werewolves do NOT like Cthulhu At all The key elements of the book detailed logs of survival methods a sense of hope despite the bleak circumstances are kept intact as are the Lovecraftian plot points cultists fish people monsters in the waves ia ia They mesh surprisingly well and Clines adds in tons of unexpected twists and turns There are so many subtle Lovecraft references that any fangirl or fanboy will be incredibly happy And while all the elements are classic and well trod there are some events you absolutely do not see coming And yes the werewolf thing fits in perfectly In fact I think that makes it a much better book even though at first glance you'd probably think okay that's way too much I 100% can't be objective about this book because I love all of the elements It seriously feels like this was written for me Sure the writing is old fashioned the plot slow the inner monologue of Crusoe repetitive But all of these potentially negative elements are incredibly true to the original For what this is it's perfect I was however left with one huge uestion at the end it states that this is only the first half of Crusoe's diary But it was published in 2010 with no word on a seuel Will it ever happen?

  5. says:

    This is basically Daniel Defoe's original text edited to make Crusoe a werewolf and add in a bunch of Lovecraft references including the presence of shoggoths at sea Arab scholars using the Necronomicon and Friday being some kind of Deep One hybrid who worships Cthulhu And it somehow actually works

  6. says:

    Not exactly what I expected I was disappointed in it I didn't realize it was written in the form of a diary

  7. says:

    The mesh of all these tales was expertly done by the author The style tone and content felt like it could have been taken right out of the classics I found it to be bland The author was wonderful in his ability to combine these elements but I was not loving it It was good for a one time easy read This book is exceptional if a writer wishes to use the style and tone of the classic authors The spoof uality didn't create enough of a separation from the origin stories for me to completely say it could stand on its own as a story It's remarkable after reading the stories that it uses If a reader has not read those pieces this will likely be just another easy read that feels a bit old timey Mr Joe

  8. says:

    This book is enjoyable reading but I'm not sure who the target audience would be I read the Defoe's original Adventures of Robinson Crusoe just a few months before reading this book and loved it When reading this book I generally felt like I was just re reading Defoe's book again Sure Clines who I think is a great author strips out some of the Christian material and inserts a werewolf but the werewolf is completely insubstantial for the main plotline and is mostly absent If you aren't going to give the werewolf a prominent role then why bother?

  9. says:

    The story of Robinson Crusoe is masterfully retold by Clines with Crusoe presented as a lycanthrope who enjoys the seclusion of his island which relieves him from the troubles of managing his beast once a month The religion of Cthulhu is strong on the island and this mash up of a classic tale with the lore of werewolves and HP Lovecraftian gods flows so smoothly with the journals of Crusoe written in language that feels authentic to Defoe's period

  10. says:

    I love Peter Clines' books I adore his take on the Lovecraftian universe looking at his book 14 However I did not enjoy this If you like Robinson Crusoe you'll like this If you like Lovecraft you'll slog your way through and enjoy it However if you like Peter Clines' writing this is NOT Peter Clines It's Peter Clines taking on Daniel Defoe and it's definitely very Defoe The thing that saved me was the performance I couldn't have gotten through it in a paperbackkindle

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The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe

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An than ever before hinted worshippers of a malevolent octopus headed god And the island itself is a place of ancient evil mysteries that threaten Crusoe’s sanity and his very soulThis version of the classic tale assembled by two legends of English literature and abridged by Peter Clines is the terrifying supernatural true story of Robinson Crusoe as it has never been seen befo. The story of Robinson Crusoe is masterfully retold by Clines with Crusoe presen

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Himself it is free from many of Defoe’s edits and alterations From Lovecraft’s work a much smoother simpler tale emerges but also a far disturbing oneHere Crusoe is revealed as a man bearing the terrible curse of the werewolf and the guilt that comes with it a man with no real incentive to leave his island prison The cannibals who terrorized Crusoe are revealed to be less hum. This is basically Daniel Defoe's original text edited to make Crusoe a werewolf

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ROBINSON CRUSOE is one of the most enduring adventures of the past four centuries and one of the most well known works in the English language Or is itRecently discovered amidst the papers of the 20th century writer and historian H P Lovecraft is what claims to be the true story of Robinson Crusoe Taken from the castaway’s own journals and memoirs and fact checked by Lovecraft. I’m a pretty big Peter Clines fan so I was really looking forward to this I g

About the Author: Peter Clines

Peter Clines is the author of the genre blending 14 and the Ex Heroes seriesHe grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and inspired by comic books Star Wars and Saturday morning cartoons started writing at the age of eight with his first epic novel Lizard Men From The Center of The EarthunreleasedHe made his first writing sale at age seventeen to a local newspaper and at the age of nineteen he completed his uadruple PhD studies in English literature archaeology uantum physics and interpretive dance In 2008 while surfing Hawaii's Keauwaula Beach he thought up a viable way to maintain cold fusion that would also solve world hunger but forgot about it when he ran into actress Yvonne Strahvorski back on the beach and she offered to buy him a drink He was the inspiration for both the epic poem Beowulf and the motion picture Raiders of the Lost Ark and is single handedly responsible for repelling the Martian Invasion of 1938 that occurred in Grovers Mills New Jersey Eleven sonnets he wrote to impress a girl in high school were all later found and attributed to Shakespeare He is the writer of countless film articles several short stories The Junkie uatrain the rarely read The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe the poorly named website