The Cowboys of Cthulhu

The Cowboys of Cthulhu Snake oil salesman Dr Darius Darke and other legends of the Old West are called upon to fight a band of brain eating bandits in a three dimensionally challenged box canyon This story is a prequel to D

  • Title: The Cowboys of Cthulhu
  • Author: DavidBain
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  • Page: 350
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  • Snake oil salesman Dr Darius Darke and other legends of the Old West are called upon to fight a band of brain eating bandits in a three dimensionally challenged box canyon This story is a prequel to David Bain s forthcoming weird Western novel RIDERS WHERE THERE ARE NO ROADS David Bain is the author of DEATH SIGHT, the first novel in the Will Castleton psychic detectiSnake oil salesman Dr Darius Darke and other legends of the Old West are called upon to fight a band of brain eating bandits in a three dimensionally challenged box canyon This story is a prequel to David Bain s forthcoming weird Western novel RIDERS WHERE THERE ARE NO ROADS David Bain is the author of DEATH SIGHT, the first novel in the Will Castleton psychic detective series, GRAY LAKE A NOVEL OF CRIME AND SUPERNATURAL HORROR and several short story collections He teaches writing at a community college in Indiana.

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    1. John Dunsworth Brodie hooks up with General Kang's sideshow and soon finds himself chasing some alleged braineaters to the Canyon of CthulhuI love weird westerns and when I saw I could read this novelette for free due to it being part of the Kindle Lending Library, I was all over it.This book has all the winning weird western ingredients: gunfights, humor, the Necronomicon, non-Euclidian geometry, and a bloody shootout at the end with Lovecraftian beasties.However, the ingredients came together [...]

    2. Oh, there was SO MUCH to love about this novella/short story, starting with its great cast of enjoyable characters. You've got yer traveling showman, his lovely squaw, a naïve young whippersnapper, a mysterious, Chinese medicine man, a one-eyed, foul-mouthed, crusty old mountain man, his parrot, who's equally fond of cussing, and of course, a smelly, shotgun-shootin' bear. This merry band is joined by crack-shot, "The Demon Duelist" John Dunsworth Brodie, and together they set out to catch the [...]

    3. 3 1/2 stars.A good beginning to this Weird Western of cowboys vs. tentacled gunslinging followers of Cthulhu.The cast of over-the-top characters and unmistakable black humor push this up a hangman's notch, setting up the foundation to a promising series I expect to read more of.

    4. Gunslinger and unnamed horrorsif that's not enough to spark your interest, consult a physician, because you are probably clinically dead. This was a very entertaining read, just enough of a taste of the genre to want to read more, if it's all of this caliber. Perfect blend of genres in this wild west tale of Lovecraftian horror and it even includes a tip of the hat to Walt Whitman in some of its phrasing. Well done.

    5. "Them bastards ate my husband's brains!" This weird Western short story is a succinct blend of Lovecraftian horror, western shoot-em-up, with a sprinkling of humor thrown in. There's a bevy of characters that make the story interesting, including a Jessie James wanna-be, the Indian squaw, the Chinese General who's not really a General (or Chinese, for that matter), a one-eyed somebody, a rifle-shooting bear, a talking bird - heck, just listing them here is enough to make me smile. Unfortunately, [...]

    6. All in all not a bad little weird west story with Lovecraft creatures and themes. The tale itself was alright, though nothing all that spectacular in regards to the story it tells. The characters are interesting, though very little development occurs to any of them. The main character goes through possibly the least growth of all the characters, which may have to do with the fact that this seems to be a part of a larger tale. The concept of a traveling group of unique people carrying the Necrono [...]

    7. The title story here is a novella, and there's a bonus short story at the end called "Island Ghosts," which involves a different character. The title story deserves several stars just for the great subtitles and all the intriguing hints at a greater tale. (I know there are some other works out there with these characters, though I haven't read them.) The title story is a wonderful mishmash of weird western, humor, old-timey pulp, and Lovecraftian horror. It kept me intrigued all the way through. [...]

    8. Clever and fast-moving, this Lovecraft goes West story is good fun. I'm curious to see how the sometimes slapstick antics of Bain's characters play over the long-form Riders Where There Are No Roads, so I'll be picking it up!

    9. Lovecraft meets gunslingers, May 19, 2016This review is from: The Cowboys of Cthulhu (Riders of the Weird West) (Kindle Edition)Lovecraft's old ones try to breakthrough in the old west. The story is well written, interesting and peopled with strange characters as well as monsters. I liked it well enough to download the first book in the series immediately after reading the story.

    10. Loved it!Definitely worth the price. A very good read. A different take on the Cthulhu legend in the old west. Can’t recommend it enough.

    11. This is a old-west horror with a Lovecraftian theme written as the lost chapter of a previously published biography.There are so many characters in this short story that could be built on in other novels, short stories or novellas. The short story is said to be the prequel to a Bain novel entitled "Riders Where There Are No Roads". I hope that is the case.4 1/2 STARS

    12. I read this story a year ago, and thought I'd read it again, as I'm about to start the next book in this series. I've always enjoyed weird western's to some extent, but I loved Mr. Bain's take on it. I like just about everything this man has written. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.

    13. So, for a very short story, it was quite enjoyable. However, although it is called The Cowboys of Cthulhu, and there are some very Lovecraftian elements within the story, it is not scary. I'd call it a Lovecraftian Comedy, sort of like the Mall of Cthulhu. Can't wait to read the longer novel. :)

    14. Non-euclidean geometry, monsters with tentacles, standard western characters and a shotgun-wielding bear all come together in a beautifully executed short story.

    15. A new fan.Thank you David Bain you have gained a new fan. Both short stories are a introduction to a set of interesting series I will read.

    16. I listened to the audiobook, which I highly-recommend: the quality is excellent. A mind-bending romp with a lot of alliteration from creepy cowboys.

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