For a few years now, with varying degrees of success, writers have shown an exuberant joy in confounding expectations by taking two or more disparate genres and mixing them to create something new. (ie. Pride and Prejudice with Zombies)
Now we have a new entry in this game, Shakespeare vs. Lovecraft, which is exactly what it proposes to be, an exuberant mash-up of H.P. Lovecraft's eldritch horror and the timeless work of The Bard of Avon.
This short novel is not timeless, but mixing Lovecraft's ponderous tales of cosmic terror with Shakespeare's comedy is an enjoyable romp, light and breezy. It moves quickly, and is shameless fun for a quick read.