Pulp Crazy – The Thing on the Roof by Robert E. Howard

 

In this episode I discuss a Cthulhu Mythos tale written by Robert E. Howard. The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part of the story.

 

Links:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/lozyu8e

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608011.txt

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304041h.html

Free Audio Book: http://cthulhupodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/102-thing-on-roof.html

Discuss the story: http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=5556

Comic Adaptation: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/thing-on-roof.html

 

http://pulpcrazy.com

http://twitter.com/pulpcrazy

http://facebook.com/pulpcrazy