The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. by H.P. Lovecraft. Price: $ “H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the. Publication: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre Publication Record # ; Author: H. P. Lovecraft; Date: . H.P. 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.

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After part VI it gets kinda silly and more sensationalist than truly scary or subtle my favorite attributes of Lovecraft but, what the hell. And the statements of box-office receipts convinced both filmmakers and publishers that doing it was profitable. Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre H. Last one Free shipping. I was surprised by the variety of stories in this collection. It’s hard to believe that I went so long without having horror H. Amazing This collection of short stories is amazing.

View all 12 comments. Mar 03, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: The precisely imagined landscape convinces the reader, even though the prose often fails. At the beginning of almost every story, the narrator would announce that something horrible had taken place. That, folks, is cosmic horror, and it doesn’t need gore to send chills. Even death is only a metaphor, I think, for the mind’s sadness and inability to return to experience a second time.

I wasn’t aware until now that Lovecraf To the best of my recollection, this may have been my first reading of H.

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 yales maw of a chaotic, ageless, indifferent universe that constantly destroys itself for no reason at all.

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 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”.


Sep 18, Jonathan Terrington rated it it was amazing Shelves: What cosmology has Lovecraft created here? I still think The Exorcist is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, and it isn’t because of the now terribly dated special effects. The aliens are usually described as being of some amphibian or squid-like nature, with tentacles and green skin, which sounds completely ridiculous, but the way they are discovered in the story somehow makes it seem almost possible.

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

Not remotely disturbing or frightening to the modern mind, of course, but it is interesting to see the fears engendered by the scientific revolutions at the start of the 20thc. This one is about an artist of the macabre variety whose subjects may or may not be derived from his imagination. A tad silly in the explanations, but concluded masterfully–a terrific revelation, finally, capped it off to perfection.

That Lovecraft’s horror is based on the supposition of a will or a multitude of such existing in an unstable, dynamic equilibrium beyond human comprehension and everyday perception and how its actions press on humanity’s very survival may be why he is at once a unique and very much modern author.

I know, I know. Lovecraft fans fall into two groups: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre Embed. Lovecraft, What really makes Lovecraft interesting is the degree to which he was a student of the Horror genre. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Derleth, Clarke Ashton Smith, and numerous others, not only introducing them to the many ideas and authors Lovecraft had collected, but opening himself up to the thoughts and experiences of all those young, up-and-coming authors.

His philosophy resonates and can displace the notion of a man-centric universe that requires a personal god with a notion that we don’t know what the hell is out there.

To view it, click here. I feel as though I know Lovecraft’s work, for I’ve read those who influenced him Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwoodand I’ve read or seen films by multitude of writers influenced by him, such as Steven King and Brian Lumley, for example. Perception is a jealous god.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth. In the Vault – Break a leg! Since Lovecraft’s tales are never about setting forth some sort of social agenda, I’ve never had a problem reading and enjoying his works. Seems unlikely, I know. Though the Lovecraft stories that I find most interesting are not his ‘Poe pieces’, his straight Horror works–which should not be surprising, since I’m not especially fond of Poe–but his Dunsany-inspired Fantasies, such as The Silver Key and several other entries tlaes his Dream Cyclewhich tend to be rather less formulaic recreations of the styles and forms of earlier authors, than explorations of the mind, and of possibility.


About this product Synopsis This is the collection that true thf of horror fiction have been waiting for: The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Martin Paperback, 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. Lovecraft was a very odd man, and that oddness shines through in his work.

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

I just cannot get into this book! Nor was their interest a religious one. Then, I went to sleep, and had scary effed-up nightmares all night about undersea cities and evil giant monsters.

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Its genius is the slow revelation, giving the reader just the information necessary at each small step. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. 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.

Where the more realism-inclined write about social alienation and the individual’s struggle, Lovecraft is concerned with cosmic alienation as we press ahead as a species as best we can, and when you pit the endless nothing against the human host, the one becomes horror and the other tolerable.