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☆ Read ¹ The Best of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft ¶ HP Lovecraft Has Yet To Be Surpassed As The Twentieth Century S Greatest Practitioner Of The Classic Horror Tale Stephen King The Oldest And Strongest Emotion Of Mankind Is Fear, And The Oldest And Strongest Kind Of Fear Is Fear Of The Unknown HP LovecraftThis Is The Collection That True Fans Of Horror Fiction Must Have Sixteen Of HP Lovecraft S Most Horrifying Visions, Including The Call Of Cthulu The First Story In The Infamous Cthulhu Mythos A Creature Spawned In The Stars Brings A Menace Of Unimaginable Evil To Threaten All MankindThe Dunwich Horror An Evil Man S Desire To Perform An Unspeakable Ritual Leads Him In Search Of The Fabled Text Of The NecronomiconThe Colour Out Of Space A Horror From The Skies Far Worse Than Any Nuclear Fallout Transforms A Man Into A MonsterThe Shadow Over Innsmouth Rising From The Depths Of The Sea, An Unspeakable Horror Engulfs A Quiet New England TownPlus Twelve Terrifying Tales It was only last year that I discovered the joy of short stories thanks to Anton Chekhov and Edgar Allan Poe although it seems longer since time is a great ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff Since then I have been interested in the great short story authors of all time as well as writing my own short stories , among whom Lovecraft is often mentioned So I was very optimistic about this volume of stories when I started to read it particularly in regards to the infamous Cthulhu Mythos This volume opened with a brilliant foreword by Robert Bloch which described why Lovecraft deserves to be among the greats of horror writing and short story writing When I read his stories I found them to have a similar ef H P Lovecraft is a peculiar writer His stories are extremely predictable The first person narrator, a sober man of reason and science, will halfway through the story start noticing something odd about his surroundings It was almost as though horrifying revelation from the end of the story , but I knew that could not be the case And then, at the end, when all his reason has been denied, It was then I knew the terrible truth horrifying revelation that we all guessed thirty pages ago He also tends to use the same handful of adjectives over and over again ancient, blasphemous, and cyclopean occur far often than is really necessary.
But for all that, there is still some strange magical property to his writing A personal example the first time I read Lovecraft, I was visiting my sister on spring break I wanted something to read before going to I recently read a review by Glenn Russell of a Lovecraft short story called From Beyond In his review Glenn provides this link to a Guttenburg Australia site titled the Collected Stories of Lovecraft H.
P Lovecraft, 1934, age 43 3 years until he passed on to what These are horror stories dating back close to a century now, from one of the stranger American fiction writers The fictional worlds that Lovecraft created are located in temporally shifting realms which intersect with everyday reality in usually horrific ways, inhabited by ancient creatures having no relation to the life forms familiar to us The stories generally involve an interaction between the other these worlds and creatures , and a human being who has somehow come into contact with this other The contact often happens through some type of po Beautifully written horror that many imitate ahem, Stephen King but few can pull off The real horror of Lovecraft isn t the scariness of the monsters or the gore, but concept that we are pointless blips of dust on the gaping maw of a chaotic, ageless, indifferent universe that constantly destroys itself for no reason at all Each story reminds you of how puny and ignorant you are but that s a good thing because every character finds out a little too much and goes crazy, gets eaten, sacrificed, has his face ripped off, teleported to another dimension or wakes up as a rotting corpse Good stuff Well, I don t watch a lot of horror films, but now I see where they all rip off everything from Lovecraft I didn t read EVERY one of these stories, they got a bit repetitive after a while, but the stories were chilling and seeing how influential the storytelling is on modern horror is really interesting Fascinating how much suspense can be put into a 10 page story Yes, I had nightmares of tentacle things after I finished Don t make fun of me.
To the best of my recollection, this may have been my first reading of H.
P Lovecraft Seems unlikely, I know What I found is that Lovecraft is as familiar as meat on a stick, seen at carnivals and malls everywhere I feel as though I know Lovecraft s work, for I ve read those who influenced him Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwood , and I ve read or seen films by multitude of writers influenced by him, such as Steven King and Brian Lumley, for example I wasn t aware until now that Lovecraft created the Cthulhu Mythos which you ll find in music, comic books, video games, and who knows what else in modern culture Lovecraft is everywhere shocking During my brief research, I discovered that a fictional book Lovecraft refers to often in his stories, The Necronomicon, is believed by some Christian fundamentalist groups to be a real book Amazing, isn t it, how wri
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P Lovecraft is definitely the granddaddy of Cosmic Horror and Weird Fiction He is often mentioned in science fiction fantasy horror related websites and forums, not to mention myriad other kinds of websites Reading fans raving about his works and seeing the numerous fan arts online make many of us genre fiction enthusiasts want to start getting into his fiction to see what the fuss is all about I suspect a lot of first time readers of Lovecraft are disappointed at what they find The way he goes about telling his stories is very idiosyncratic, he has a tendency to overwrite and is often ridiculously verbose This can There are my Poe pieces and my Dunsany pieces but alas where are any Lovecraft pieces H.
P Lovecraft, 1929 What really makes Lovecraft interesting is the degree to which he was a student of the Horror genre As his influential essay Supernatural Horror in Literature shows, Lovecraft was a voracious reader who went far afield in his search for interesting Horror authors If Lovecraft hadn t been such an odd recluse, and instead pursued an academic career, we might not have had to wait a century for scholar S.
T Joshi to drag the genre into the sphere of literary criticism.
Due to his vast knowledge, Lovecraft was able to pick through influences and styles when he wrote his stories, but instead of synthesizing all of those disparate inspirations into a new vision of his own, Lovecraft was likely to work in bits and pieces, creating recognizable, sometimes formulaic st