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Publication: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

But he really is bloldcurdling preeminent horror writer of the early twentieth century. He seemed to still hold a concept of black and white morality despite there being very much a greyness about his stance on human life and the powers in the universe. It all strikes such a deep chord in this protesting demon flown from a California suburb. The Dream Cycle of H. Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. I’ve since found the editions introduced by S T Joshi I think from Penguin talles informative and balanced in the selections.

Lovecraft” is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve ever read. Show More Show Less.

Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

Scott It is totally acceptable to read and appreciate his work, while at the same time realizing that Lovecraft was highly ignorant of racial issues. Or the things that motivates other human bloodxurdling.

The Call of Cthulu: 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 Beautifully written horror that many imitate ahem, Stephen King but few can pull off.


It took me almost a month to finish this book. The other early short stories were strange and only later did I connect blokdcurdling to the “Cthulhu Mythos” that dominates the other half the short stories in this collection. It’s started, I fear, what may be a life long addiction to Lovecraft. The bloody protagonist does a runner again just when things are getting interesting.

I also don’t hesitate to point out that he was seriously uninformed when it came to ideas on people from different parts of the world. Lovecraft Znd Horror Books. Sep 18, Jonathan Terrington rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first story in the infamous Cthulhu mythos—a creature spawned in the stars taless a menace of unimaginable evil to threaten all mankind.

His turn-of-the-word is outstanding, but highly derivative in and of itself. Lovecraft was a very odd man, and that oddness shines through in his work. The visuals this story conjures are definitely enough to induce chills. Selected pages Title Page.

Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre comes in. Probably this story is easier to appreciate when you are already familiar with other HPL works. Though the evils are unimaginably potent and bear down mercilessly on the protagonist s and the reader in every mark of a story’s atmosphere like a rolling juggernaut against which any human defiance thrown is shredded to insignificance, behind this mechanical horror is a vast lore whose tantalising indications in the stories suggest more than the apparent malevolence at work.

Since I’m currently writing my opus magnum of short stories I’ve been obsessed with the form and this tale is so inspiring. It makes it difficult to relate sometimes. What a great body swap story, much better than Freaky Friday.


A Game of Thrones Set: The Shadow Over Innsmouth 6 27 Nov 04, Reading fans raving about his works and seeing the bloodcurdlnig 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.

This is a book that tested me as a reader. I think it tends to get discounted as a somewhat unimaginative Gothic horror piece, but it holds surprising treasures for those who are paying attention.

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection. This can be very disappointing and off-putting if you choose the wrong story to start with and you were expecting a quick thrilling read.

But his originality, his story-telling ability, his mastery of style and plot, and powerful evocation of atmosphere make his work highly readable and fascinating despite this. Almost completely ignored by the mainstream press during his lifetime, H. I would like to start off this review with a few words that I will always associate with HP Lovecraft after reading this, a modest offering of his work: I wish I had read Lovecraft sooner.

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By most accounts, for most of his relatively short life, he was a racist who felt that non-WASPs were basically inferior.