This stories collection by different authors – some of them quite famous – is based, as the title itself says, upon the monsters from the Lovecraft’s imaginary.
The book suffers the common issue of the collections: the stories are not all at the same level, so there will be some more or less interesting.
Maybe also the idea to create a book that takes inspiration from Lovecraft does not help: who knows the author could be disappointed from some stories derived from his pantheon of monsters (the same way Neonomicon disappointed me).
The book is however very well finished and well-built: short and longer stories are alternated and separated by some interesting and evocative illustrations.
Overall I liked also the two poems, a new way to talk about monsters and horrors; I liked also the ending part where are listed – with history and characteristics – all the Lovecraft’s monster taken into account in the whole book.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.
* Lovecraft’s Monsters by Ellen Datlow ★★★☆☆
*I read this book in English