Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The third adventure of old Johannes Cabal is, once again, Something Completely Different. The titular place enlists Cabal's help on an expedition into the land where Lovecraft's famous Eldritch Abomination creations reside - according to legend, anyway. Howard warns us from the outset that this book is going to be nightmarish, so we shouldn't laugh at it at all...and yet, that's exactly the reaction I have for most of the novel, because of how silly it is that Cabal's traveling companions are so hilariously, woefully ill-prepared for the horrors that lie ahead.
However, the ending is a major, major shock. That's all I'll say about that.
Next order of business - request Book 4 from the library.
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