The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

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Collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes. Includes such horror classics as The call of Cthulhu, At the mountains of madness, The Dunwich horror, The colour out of space, along with other works.
Publisher: New York : Chartwell Books, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780785834205
0785834206
Branch Call Number: F LOVEC-H
Characteristics: xxii, 1102 pages ; 25 cm

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alburke47 Jan 25, 2018

This is, as announced, the complete fiction of HP Lovecraft. Or 1100 pages or so of the cosmicest of horror. I've read a lot of Lovecraft over the years, but was always too cheap/poor (tomah-to/tomay-to) to spring for everything he's ever written. At least until I found out I could get this for a dollar on Kobo (yeah, I know it says Kindle - see earlier fruit/vegetable reference). I've dipped in an out of this over the last couple of years before finally deciding to just hammer out the final 51% in the last two or three weeks. If you know who Lovecraft is, you either want to own this, or burn it in effigy (hard for an e-book). If you haven't heard of him, it's probably because you've been wandering the cosmos seeking out massive cities built with non-Euclidean architecture and riding Shoggoths. For those who are interested (can't go wrong for a buck), this has everything you can think of, with probably a few shorts you haven't. The formatting is a bit weird at times, which I guess is appropriate (non-Euclidean formatting?), but certainly not enough to put you off.

If you're interested checking out Lovecraft, this probably isn't for you (try The Mountains of Madness or some of his more famous stuff instead as a taster), if you're a fan and want to read the few you've missed, this is a solid option.

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TheeAvebury
Sep 19, 2017

Horror as it should be. Lovecraft's writing is traditional horror, in a very old school style, but that's what makes it great. Written before the technologies of today, which have in part lulled us into a false sense of knowing everything, it's a taste of what a lack of knowledge can feel like, the fear of the unknown. How little we do know, really and how happy the smoke screen of technological knowledge is, to shields ourselves from the world of unknown fears.
A master of tapping into the nature of human fear and teasing it out of the reader. You should be afraid of the dark, it's a human instinct for survival.

Marinetti Sep 21, 2016

Excellent compendium of Lovecraft's classic horror tales.

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Calvacade
May 12, 2015

An absolute master of the " weird " tale.

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