Book review: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

<a href=”; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Lovecraft Country” src=”; /></a><a href=””>Lovecraft Country</a> by <a href=””>Matt Ruff</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a book that made me wish I was a social studies teacher so I could use it to teach about the Jim Crow America. There is a lot of history interspersed with the horror as well as tension that originates not from supernatural forces but rather the status quo every day life of being black in the U.S. in the 1950s. Ruff stays true to Lovecraft while weaving in racism, misogyny and class. All the characters are fully formed and I would love to read more about any of the characters. <br>I was especially impressed by how the resilience of the black characters directly influences their abilities to navigate arcane horrors without losing too many sanity points. Highly recommend.
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