“The Electric Executioner”

The Lovecraft series continues with another primary revision.

Raw Feed (2005): “The Electric Executioner”, Adolphe de Castro [and H. P. Lovecraft], 1929.hm

Like Castro’s “The Last Test”, this story was based on a story published earlier and entirely by Castro.

To Castro’s plot, Lovecraft added some more mentions of Cthulhu deities, Mexican mythology a la his early “The Transition of Juan Romero” and a maniacal scientist rather like Herbert West.

This story is mostly an example of humoring the mad man. It does have a curious continuity error in that the mad scientist takes the narrator’s gun, but, later, the narrator mentions he is in possession of his revolver.



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