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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2014 6:41 a.m. PST

I have had in my possession for some years now a few of the Chaosium's paperback collections of fiction regarding the dread Cthulhu Mythos. To this date I have not read them the fear of the horror contained within has, perhaps, held me back. But I have found in recent days my mind has turned ever and anon to them, and I have searched in strange avenues to see which other such tomes exist. They are many, but their lore is undervalued and they may be had for but small outlay. Still I ponder.

Steeling myself to the task I have begun to delve into the Klarkash-Ton Cycle. There is much for the student of the eldritch to savour in this small tome. And yet, it is plagued, plagued and riddled with typos. Not here or there the odd mistaken word or careless forgotten full-stop. No. On any given page there are 3 or 4 or even more glaring typos the wrong tense, the wrong word, words that are not even words.

I turn to those most savant amongst the brethren of TMP and I ask is the whole series so afflicted ? Will I be driven into gibbering madness if I purchase and read them all? They are books of great attractiveness, from the fine colour covers, the pleasantly high quality paper, even the typeface and text spacing are kind to the aged eye. But the typos…..I cannot abide the typos…..

Anyone have any experience with these books ?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2014 6:59 a.m. PST

Literature !


But hey – I'm posting on a forum, not trying to do this as my day job….

Space Monkey Inactive Member23 Mar 2014 7:09 a.m. PST

I've got some of them but not the CAS one. I haven't noticed the problem you describe.
Do any Amazon reviews make mention of it?
* I took a quick look at Amazon and the Klarkashton one is the only one I noticed getting comments about typos.

jpattern2 Inactive Member23 Mar 2014 7:10 a.m. PST

Absolutely! I have, and have read, every one of them, and I still buy and read the new ones as soon as they are published. (Yes, even The Book of Dzyan, which was a pretty hard slog.) They aren't released nearly as often as they were in the '00s, but there's still one or two every year.

The Klarkash-Ton Cycle is one of the more typo-prone volumes. Most of the rest, especially the earlier books, are better edited.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member23 Mar 2014 7:45 a.m. PST

the typos are there to protect the reader and general public lest they inadvertantly stir something up.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2014 11:48 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone – I feel compelled (and reassured typo wise) to take a deeper delve into this mine of mythos information !

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2014 8:57 a.m. PST

Vast pile of tomes ordered, and winging their way to me as we speak (presumably hand delivered by Night Gaunt).

jpattern2 Inactive Member31 Mar 2014 9:27 a.m. PST

Cool. Even with typos, you won't be disappointed.

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