Fiction: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Picture of Summer Reading House headerThere are 24 more days until the end of Summer Reading! Every day during our countdown we will be featuring slices of library life, books, and topics designed to help you out as you work through 2017 Summer Reading at Mount Prospect. Read more about how you can join in on this celebration of reading and enter to win prizes!

Lovecraft Country book cover

If you count yourself a fan of the movie Get Out, we have just the book for you! Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff offers a similar mash-up of horror, suspense, and social commentary that results in fantastic entertainment. It begins when the car of Korean War vet Atticus Turner breaks down, and finding help via the the Safe Negro Travel Guide stirs up additional trouble. From there the characters encounter secret societies, sorcerers, tentacled creatures, cursed dolls, and other worlds. As scary as these things are, they aren’t nearly as chilling as the racism of 1950s Jim Crow America, so prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Equally appealing to those who enjoy the thought-provoking, the weird, the page-turning, or the subversive, this is one homage that you’ll have to experience for yourself.

Read this for Summer Reading!

For the DIY Designers…
This book may count as a favorite or new-to-you genre (fantasy/horror/satire), a book with a person of color as main character, or as a book of interconnected short stories.

For the Master Class Designers…
This may count as a humorous, sad, or scary book, one with a person of color as main character, a book of interconnected short stories, or as one highlighted on the MPPL website.