14 December 2007

Baby's First Mythos

Baby's First Mythos is a book that blasts your child's soul as it teaches them their ABC's and 123's by illustrating them with Lovecraft's Elder Gods.

I. 'I' is for "Iä! Iä! Cthulhu ftaghn!"

Update: An entry on the book over at Geek Parenting.

9 comments:

pj said...

I'm going to have to look into this Lovecraft person one of these days...

Suggestions?

David said...

Try the classic stories like The Call of Cthulhu or The Shadow over Innsmouth, or the novella At the Mountains of Madness.

Remember to keep a sense of perspective about Lovecraft. He might have worked in the 1920's & 30's, but he was very much a "19th cent." sort of guy. His prose can come across as rather old-fashioned, and it's hardly deep literature ;)

But with the right frame of mind, it's a heck of a lot of fun.

pj said...

Sounds perfect for between-the-semesters... and I miss reading weird, macabre stuff. Thanks!

David said...

Oh if you want "weird & macabre," Lovecraft's yer man :)

pj said...

All right. I got "Tales" (a big Lovecraft collection) out of the library today. I'll have a status report in a few days.

Here comes the devilish smiley:

}:-{>

David said...

Heh, good for you. And now, the dread Cthulhu smiley (works better in a monospaced font, but oh well...)

__
(oO)
/||\

(BTW, he's not really smiling, he just wants to consume your soul ;)

Dennis said...

a Cthulhu smiley!

too good. You earn extra points for that one young man.

PJ, what is the status of that reading project?

David said...

Thanks, Dennis :) But "young man" ?

::raises one eyebrow::

Tobias Haller said...

All I can say is that Lovecraft gave me the willies in my early teens. Not to be read alone late at night, no sir!