The first couple of stories were pretty interesting, but after a while the stories tend to get repetitive and predictable with nearly identical plots and themes. Nonetheless, it was worth it just to read the original story of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Simply Amazing. Written from the perspective of a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome, this book somehow vaguely reminds me of Saint Exupéry's The Little Prince (perhaps it's the way they both make you question the unnecessary complexities of day-to-day life)
Too speculative, for a work of non-fiction, and too unoriginal for a work of fiction. The first dozen pages start out with great promise, but then it simply becomes a pulp thriller with the chess automaton as just a peripheral plot element.