Here’s a live reading (audio only), by Neil Gaiman himself, of Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar. The story is a kind of mash up of a Peter Cook and Dudley Moore piece, that and the Cthulhu mythos, and also English pub culture.
Charles de Lint, in his review for The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction (May 2005) described it thusly:
“Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar is very funny — laugh out loud funny, in places — but it’s to Gaiman’s credit that it’s not a complete farce. Somehow he manages to instill a touch of creepy dread to leaven all the humor.”
Posted by Jesse Willis