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The Burrowers Beneath (英語) マスマーケット – 1974/2/19


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  • マスマーケット
  • 出版社: DAW (1974/2/19)
  • 言語: 英語
  • ISBN-10: 0879970960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879970963
  • 発売日: 1974/2/19
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5つ星のうち 5.0 Best Mythos fiction period 2016/8/30
投稿者 CT - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
Brian Lumley's Titus Crow is a series I owe an immense debt to. While Call of Cathulhu was the first Mythos-related fiction I was exposed to, it was Titus Crow I picked up in my college town's library which created my love of Lovecraft's mythology. Thanks to Brian Lumley, I picked up the original works by H.P. Lovecraft and devoured them. He's also the guy I owe my desire to write my own Cthulhu Mythos fiction to. In short, this will be, by no means, an unbiased review.

These are by no means "new" works of Cthulhu Mythos fiction but I think they qualify as one of the more definitive works on the subject. Despite this, Brian Lumley's version of H.P. Lovecraft's world is distinctly his own and manifestly not cosmic horror. It's still horror fiction but I'd argue they owe more to the lighter-softer fair of The Dunwich Horror and The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward than The Unnameable. The influences of Robert Howard and Clark Ashton Smith can also be seen.

As Brian Lumley, himself, wrote:

I have trouble relating to people who faint at the hint of a bad smell. A meep or glibber doesn't cut it with me. (I love meeps and glibbers, don't get me wrong, but I go looking for what made them!) That's the main difference between my stories...and HPL's. My guys fight back. Also, they like to have a laugh along the way.

And why not?

In a very real way, Brian Lumley's take on the Cthulhu Mythos is a fundamentally humanist one. The Great Old Ones are powerful, immortal, and dangerous but our heroes are courageous and clever. Sadly, the humanist element of the story gets downgraded in favor of introducing benevolent Elder Gods to counter the Great Old Ones but even this is somewhat subversive. The Elder Gods turn out to be the very same species as which makes up the Great Old Ones. The terrors beyond are not so terrifying after all and might someday be friends to humanity.

Which, of course, may be controversial to some in the same way August Derleth's interpretation of the Mythos (of which Brian Lumley relies heavily upon) has run into with detractors. On my end, having been exposed to both interpretations, I prefer the alien and unknowable Old Ones to the merely evil but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy both. It's why I'm going to be reviewing all of the Titus Crow stories over the course of the next two weeks.

The first of the Titus Crow novels is The Burrower's Beneath. This novel introduces Titus Crow, Henri de Marginy, the Chthonian race, the Wilmarth Foundation, and more or less recaps the entirety of H.P. Lovecraft's works so newcomers will understand all the references being made. It's a chaotic, but in a good way, novel which deals with big issues. Like a tabletop Call of Cthulhu mega-module, The Burrowers Beneath starts with minor threats before introducing the monsters then becomes a globe-trotting war against evil that culminates with a Great Old One being confronted.

The premise of the novel, as explained above, doesn't really convey the journey or its enjoyment factor. Brian Lumley makes ample use of letters, articles, and history to provide a grand scope of a billion-year-old evil inhabiting the Earth. One which has affected humanity throughout its entire existence and is only now being re-discovered. Everything from Commodus, to Stonehenge, to the early formation of the Earth is tied together in a wonderful little package.

The Chthonians are great villains and manage to be simultaneously alien horrors as well as monsters which can interact with our heroes. By their introduction, you really think they're the kind of monster which would fit perfectly into Lovecraft's universe.

Brian Lumley isn't afraid to denigrate his own creations, calling them "the least of the Great Old Ones' races." Which is impressive given they can tunnel across the Earth's interior at massive speeds and cause earthquakes. This is in addition to their power to manipulate other humans to their will. Titus Crow and Henri-Laurent de Marginy are the real stars of the book. The Sherlock Holmes and Watson inspirations for Titus Crow and his partner aren't subtle but the book humanizes them in ways I didn't expect. Unlike Sherlock Holmes, Titus Crow is not the world's leading expert on his field and only encounters the Cthulhu Mythos (called the "Cthulhu Cycle" here) for the first time here. We also get some good character bits like the fact Titus needs his nightly brandy or he becomes very cranky.

Much like Watson, Henri-Laurent de Marginy is also as much the star of the book as the titular character. His amazement and horror at the existence of the Cthulhu Cycle's "truth" (knowing of it only as a perverse mythology before) helps ease the audience into the surreal new world our heroes inhabit. His enthusiasm and horror as the story see-saws between triumph as well as tragedy drives much of the narrative. Our heroes make mistakes while fighting the Mythos and only through sheer luck are they not instantly fatal. I give credit to Brian Lumley for remembering to keep the tension tight and the body count high. While one might assume Titus Crow will live, this being his series and all, everyone else is fair game. We also have several logs of unfortunate individuals which form short-stories within the larger narrative and often end in Lovecraftian ways.

I heartily recommend The Burrowers Beneath. If I have any complaints about the novel, it's sometimes a little too overwhelming in its referencing of H.P. Lovecraft's work and goes in odd directions. Brian Lumley attempts to replicate Lovecraft's flourishes and, as a result, the text can get a little purple. Despite this, I think it added to the charm of the volume.

The story is available for download separately from Kindle or available in any number of previous editions and omnibuses. I personally recommend the audiobook version by Simon Vance as he does an amazing job with the voices and emotions of the characters involved. It's a book which has a dramatic radioplay quality I think Lovecraft would have approved of.

10/10
2 人中、1人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 5.0 As Good as HPL Any Day 2015/2/23
投稿者 Toni V. Sweeney - (Amazon.com)
I've always been a Lovecraft fan and I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's as close to being written by Lovecraft himself as you can get. There's not much action but plenty of dialogue and exposition, and I think that word I always associate with Lovecraft..."eldritch"...is also used a few times. There may be a bit more overt description of the creatures and their acts, since Lovecraft, like Poe, depends a great deal on atmosphere, sensation, and mental suggestion than outright action and confrontation but that's Lumley's own "take' on the situation showing where he diverges from the master and displays his individual style.

As the title suggests, there are creatures beneath the Earth who are about to come out and Titus Crow and his associate Henri de Marigny are the one chosen to fight them this time around, this time in the mid-part of the 20th century. Aided by an American associate, they gird themselves to do battle with not only Cthulu but also with Shudde-M'ell who is apparently the most powerful of all. The Great Old Gods may try mind control and other underhanded attempts to destroy their opponents and though Great Britain as well as part of North American are eventually cleansed of the invasive creatures, it appears in the end the monsters themselves are triumphant...

...or are they?

Glancing at the other reviews, I see there's a sequel, The Transition of Titus Crow, which answers that question. As I finished the book, I found myself wondering if that was the end of the story, and now I know. Now all I have to do is see if I can find that other volume. I've held onto The Burrowers Beneath since it was released in 1974. Now I wonder if I'm going to seem like a Titus Crow, wandering in obscure out of the way bookshops, searching for that second esoteric little tome.

This novel is owned by the reviewer and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review.
1 人中、1人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 3.0 Super Reader 2007/8/27
投稿者 average - (Amazon.com)
形式: ペーパーバック
Titus Crow is your old style scientific adventurer, and no spring chicken, either is his friend Marigny. They have been fighting supernatural elements here and there for some time, but have realised they are coming into heavy contact with the CCD. Or, Cthulhu Cycle Deities.

They are men of letters, so some of this novel is communicated in letters, communiques, etc.

A report from a miner leads Crow to suspect some of the CCD are coming for some of their eggs, to hatch them! The aforementioned miner had some, as does Crow.

Crow has a significant library of the occult, a partially translated Necronomicon, among other things, and works out neither he nor his friend are safe where they are, so they repair to a houseboat he has access to.

A Shoggoth attacks, and luckily they have defenses enough, with the aid of some new arrivals, who it appears are from the Wilmarth Foundation, from Miskatonic University.

They, in an organised fashion, do what Crow and Marigny dabble in, and invite them to take part. They are pretty much completely focused on the Cthulhu deities, vast alien intelligences, and their underlings.

This is quite short, and a set up for more, but explains how some of the Old Ones, like Azathoth, are actually terms for the nuclear force, or communication, as opposed to actual physical beings like Cthulhu, which is an interesting twist.

Some adventuring and endeavouring to limit the Cthulhu presence in the UK ensues, and it is not without casualties.

After a time, they grow ambivalent, and less watchful, and Cthulhu gets sneakier, so at the end, we find Crow and de Marigny under siege, trying to find a desperate escape via an ancient travel device.
4 人中、4人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 4.0 A Worthy Successor to Lovecraft 2000/4/12
投稿者 カスタマー - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
I have always enjoyed reading Lovecraft and was very sad when I had read all of his published works. Having discovered Brian Lumley, I find that I continue to get that same feeling with each of his stories. In The Burrowers Beneath, Brian Lumley moves from a Lovecraft imitator to a successor to Lovecraft. Having written many stories which invoke the Lovecraftian feelings of cosmic horror and ineffectiveness of man to combat evil, in this novel Lumley takes the "Cthulhu Mythos" in his own direction. For the first time we see mankind fighting back in an organized and effective manner. There is more of a science fiction feel introduced in The Burrowers Beneath, which continues in the next book in the series, The Transition of Titus Crow. If you like Lovecraft, you'll like The Burrowers Beneath.
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