“The Electric Executioner”

The Lovecraft series continues with another primary revision.

Raw Feed (2005): “The Electric Executioner”, Adolphe de Castro [and H. P. Lovecraft], 1929.hm

Like Castro’s “The Last Test”, this story was based on a story published earlier and entirely by Castro.

To Castro’s plot, Lovecraft added some more mentions of Cthulhu deities, Mexican mythology a la his early “The Transition of Juan Romero” and a maniacal scientist rather like Herbert West.

This story is mostly an example of humoring the mad man. It does have a curious continuity error in that the mad scientist takes the narrator’s gun, but, later, the narrator mentions he is in possession of his revolver.

 

 

More reviews of Lovecraft related titles are indexed on the Lovecraft page.

More reviews of fantastic fiction are indexed by title and author/editor.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.