Mr. Cannyharme: A Novel of Lovecraftian Horror. Michael Shea.

Mr. Cannyharme: A Novel of Lovecraftian Horror

Hippocampus Press:
New York: 2021
Trade paperback, New,
294 pp.
Cover artwork by: Tom Brown

“Shea wrote the novel Mr. Cannyharme in 1981, and it constitutes a remarkable adaptation of Lovecraft’s early story “The Hound” (1922), about the depredations of an ancient Dutch vampire. In Shea’s novel, Mr. Cannyharme stalks the seedy Mission District of San Francisco in the aftermath of the hippie movement of the 1960s. Holed up in a rundown hotel, the seemingly harmless Cannyharme—aged, feeble, bent almost double with a crippling disease—is the focus of the supernatural terror in the novel. Jack Hale, who manages the hotel, is one of the few who sense the danger to society and the world that Cannyharme represents. With a motley band of young whores and drug dealers, he takes on the challenge to counteract the horrors that Mr. Cannyharme seeks to release upon an unsuspecting world.” This is a print-on-demand edition. #68285

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