I first got Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country out from my local library a year or so ago, but I wasn’t able to get very far before it was due back. I had nearly forgotten about the book when I ran across it in an airport bookshop last month.
Ruff is a talented and engaging writer, but I liked the concept of this book better than the execution. The story and characters are all interesting, but I found it to be a rather disjointed tale, especially through the middle third. Ruff manages to pull all of the various threads back together at the end, but it is a long time coming.