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Free download º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ 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 horr. 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 necessaryBut 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 bed so I picked up The Best of HPL and started reading The Call of Cthulu Halfway through the story I was thinking Wow this is really kind of hack y and predictable I was starting to feel rather afraid though what of I couldn't tell you Then I went to sleep and had scary effed up nightmares all night about undersea cities and evil giant monsters Which I think is rather the point of reading H P LovecraftHe's not a terribly good writer but his stories have a strange way of getting into your subconscious and taking root

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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft Free download ↠ 0 Ì “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 colle Or fiction must have sixteen of HP Lovecraft’s most horrifying visions includingThe 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 ritua. This is a book that tested me as a reader I have had a relatively easy reading year consisting of many popular fiction novels that were great page turners But this collection of stories by HPLovecraft gave me a real workout At times I had to reread many of the intricately composed sentences and uite often found myself checking words in dictionaries It took me almost a month to finish this book I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection But The Call of Cthulhu The Whisperer in Darkness and The Shadow Over Innsmouth were a cut above the rest In The Call of Cthulhu the description of the religious cult in a forest in New Orleans was very cinematic I loved how the Cthulhu myth is slowly pieced together from various sources – the dreams of a student sculptor and his grotesue creation the account of a police inspector who leads a raid on a religious cult in a New Orleans swamp and an article in an Australian newspaper about an abandoned ship with a sole survivor Lovecraft uses the epistolary format to great effect in The Whisperer in the Dark The correspondence between the narrator who is a skeptic and a man who lives on an isolated farm and establishes contact with an alien race was riveting The Shadow Over Innsmouth – well this might well be the greatest small town sci fi short story of all time and features a great chase seuence I am surprised nobody has undertaken cinematic adaptations of these stories But after a point I found the structure of the stories and the nature of the horror to be uite repetitive At the beginning of almost every story the narrator would announce that something horrible had taken place Then he would proceed to piece together the horror in detail with the help of accounts of other people usually talkative old drunkards or social outcasts letters newspaper articles etc The twist or revelation at the end of each story would always be very satisfyingLovecraft reveals himself to be a bit of a misanthrope especially with regard to the way he viewed the modern world Here is the narrator of Pickman’s Model – “and I tell you people knew how to live and how to enlarge the bounds of life in the old time This wasn’t the only world a bold and wise man could know – faugh And to think of today in contrast with such pale pink brains that even a club of supposed artists gets shudders and convulsions if a picture goes beyond the feelings of a Beacon Street teatable He also has no interest in the mundane and the mediocre Or the things that motivates other human beings Michel Houellebec rightly pointed out in his essay that Lovecraft’s heroes hardly ever seemed to struggle with economic concerns or sexual motivations The following lines from The Dunwich Horror perfectly describes the Lovecraftian hero – “Everyone seemed to feel himself in close proximity to phases of Nature and of being utterly forbidden and wholly outside the sane experience of mankind” Most of the heroes in Lovecraft’s stories undergo fantastical and other worldly experiences that are beyond ordinary men And not just that these heroes often endeavor to hide their experiences from ordinary humanity who are deemed to be too stupid or gullible to learn about the demons or entities that lurk within the various dimensions But the Lovecraftian heroes are also bound to feel lonely at times Here is a description of Derby the tragic scholar in The Thing on the Doorstep – “he mingled very little with the other students though looking enviously at the daring or Bohemian set – whose superficially smart language and meaningless ironic pose he aped and whose dubious conduct he wished he dared adopt I think I enjoyed Michel Houellebec's essay on Lovecraft's life and work than Lovecraft's stories But I intend to check out of Lovecraft’s work after a break

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The Best of H P LovecraftL 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 uiet New England townPlus twelve terrifying tal. A wonderful compilation of his stories This compilation includes such tales as The Call of Cthulhu the Dunwich Horror and Shadow over Innsmouth HP Lovecraft has a way of writing that in my personal opinion is damn near perfect His sentence structure and word usage is on point in every paragraph Absolutely fabulous writer and absolutely fabulous stories I would recommend this to anyone