Read Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country delights readers with a yarn that includes sorcerers, ghosts, the Illuminati, interdimensional travel, interplanetary travel, magical spells, and human transmogrification, but the real horror comes from the casual cruelty of Jim Crow’s America. In this regard, Matt Ruffe’s novel feels utterly grounded. As formidable a foes as we find in the Cabal of wealthy industrialists, the real threat in this tale comes from working class simpletons utterly convinced of their own superiority. Lovecraft Country is a Trojan horse that seduces the reader with pulpy spectacle before it clobbers us with what happens to people of the wrong skin color in a sundown town after dark.