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The Colour Out of Space: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  150 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"The true weird tale has something more than a secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains. An atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; a hint of that most terrible conception of the human brain--a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard agains ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 30th 2002 by New York Review Books Classics
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Jacob
October 2011

Ok, so I didn't quite manage to finish this...

Detail of NYRB cover with Charlie Burns artwork

What? C'mon, guys, don't give me that look. Have you even read Henry James? It's like the old bastard was writing in Super English or something.

Further detail of Burns art featuring alien monster

Ok, I think I struck a nerve. Look, I've never read James before. I figured reading Louis Auchincloss was enough and I could just jump right in, but I guess "The Jolly Corner" wasn't a good story to start with. Maybe I'll try something easier...if the old bastard has anything ea-

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Keep away! KEEP AW
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Xisix
Sep 26, 2014 Xisix rated it really liked it
Satisfying collection of strange tales.
Unwisely
Nov 11, 2013 Unwisely rated it it was ok
I am not really into horror. Or scary things. One of the last scary books I read was Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders like 12 years ago and I didn't sleep for about a week afterwards. (And called up friends at 2 AM when I heard noises.) After that, I pretty much stopped even trying. But I thought HP Lovecraft might not scare me they way, say,Stephen King does. I picked this book up because the title story was recommended as a story that was easy for new readers. (Apparently t ...more
Jamil
Dec 08, 2008 Jamil rated it liked it
Charles Burns cover! Only read three of the stories, Machen's "The White People", Chambers' "The Repairer of Reputations", and Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space".
Eric
Mar 06, 2014 Eric added it
A great car-book to read and re-read. Multiple readings drive you deeper into the subtle, but profoundly disquieting, horror
Nick
Mar 05, 2011 Nick rated it really liked it
This contains the unsettling story, The White People; a story I've not seen collected anywhere else.
Weird shit.
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