Brian Keene ‘Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World’ Review

Horror Novel Reviews

Written by: Matthew J. Barbour

In Brian Keene’s setting of Earthworm Gods, it has begun to rain all over the globe. It rains nonstop without an end in sight. For believers, it is the flood intended to sweep away the sin of man. Coming in man’s wake, new life is emerging from an ancient slumber. This new life and the havoc it wreaks upon the world of man is largely inspired by the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft, specifically “The Call of Cthulhu.”

Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World is the third book in the Earthworm Gods series. It is a collection of thirty short stories, most of which border along the lines of what is considered flash fiction. The stories were inspired by fans that paid to have Keene write them into his universe. Each is accompanied by an explanation in the…

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