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El museo de los horrores (Colaboraciones VI)

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Es medianoche. Antes del alba darn conmigo y me encerraran en una celda negra, donde languidecer interminablemente, mientras insaciables deseos roen mis entraas y consumen mi corazn, hasta ser al fin uno con los muertos que amo.
Paperback, 552 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Edaf (first published January 1st 1975)
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Mouldy Squid
As one can tell, I collect Lovecraft. Everything I can get my hands on. Hell, if there is an anthology with a new introductory essay, I'll buy it just for that essay. Suffice it to say, the collection is extensive. This volume contains no actual Lovecraft but rather the revisions and ghost writing that he did for other authors. Most of it is pretty terrible, except where one can discern Lovecraft's more or less successful attempts at making something of the chaff. There are a coupe of better tha ...more
Nicholas Beck
This book is a collection of stories which were revised by H. P. Lovecraft. The numerous authors in this book have a wide range of style, despite the same horror feeling as most Lovecraft stories. This book is great for people looking for anything related to Lovecraft. That being said, there were a number of stories in this collection which simply didn't measure up to the Lovecraft standard. Certain tales seemed to drag on forever without any logical point or message even at the end. Others on t ...more
Peregrine 12
Lovecraft's horror is undoubtedly one of the main influences on modern day US horror stories, but this collection of stories wasn't all that great.

I wanted to like these stories, but I just couldn't push through this entire collection - they seemed lacking in suspense, uninteresting to me.
I'm not a die-hard Lovecraft fan. I picked this one up because I enjoy the atmosphere Lovecraft creates in his horror stories (even if the tension isn't always there), so I was disappointed to learn that H. P.
Jaime Andrés
Siendo honesto, nunca había leido a Lovecraft ni por asomo, no sabia que el había vivido, no sabía lo que el había visto, no sabía todo lo que había dejado y por lo que habría pasado, para entregarnos sus letras a todos nosotros. Una vez que uno se sumerge por completo en el universo de Lovecraft, no existe vuelta atrás, porque todo cobra vida y la angustia de los personajes son nuestras, los mitos se convierten en realidades eternas en nuestras mentes, para entender que el todo nunca fue nuestr ...more
Marissa Wilk
As far as I know, this is the best way to read all (well, very nearly all) of HPL's collaborations and revisions. (Notably missing are "Under the Pyramids," "In the Walls of Eryx," and "Through the Gates of the Silver Key," which can be found in other HPL anthologies). This edition uses ST Joshi's corrected texts, and I feel like there was a missed opportunity to get Joshi to annotate, as he did with the fantastic Penguin Classic HPL books. As for the stories themselves... well, they vary. Great ...more
Shea Mastison
This is an awesome compilation of shorts; all of which Lovecraft, acting as advisor to various other authors, either completely rewrote himself or gave advice on vital plot points. Anyone familiar with Lovecraft can see his mark all over these shorts.

These stories are well worth the read, and they contribute overall to the Mythos itself. If you're a fan of weird fiction; definitely check these out!
(this review is only about the short story with the same name)

Not recommended for starting Lovecraft readers, but very recommended for people that want the full Cthulhu Mythos background all at once through a story. For example people that want to play the Call of Cthulhu roleplay game, or people that want to know where games like Alone in the Dark and the upcoming The Secret World MMO are based upon.

Apart from being 'a tour through the Mythos', this is the now classical "Spend the night at the
Theresa Glover
What I found odd about this book was that while these stories have the byline of other authors, Lovecraft's "revisions" were so intense that they made the story essentially his...or at least deserving of a credit for his influence on the story. There were some stories that were so wholly Lovecraft that I couldn't tell the difference in style between them ("The Horror in the Museum" by Hazel Heald, for example), and there were some stories that I wished had more of his influence ("Ashes" by C. M. ...more
Jay Eckard
This was an uneven collection; the majority of the stories collected are mostly written by Lovecraft, and are pleasurable reads, very good in the certain, narrow way Lovecraft works best. The lesser number, where he only slightly edited others' work, is not nearly as much fun. The prose is clunkier and less suspenseful -- less suggestible, to steal a favored word. An exception is the very last tale, The Night Ocean, which is an excellent piece of mood, almost a tone poem. Virtually nothing happe ...more
Having read and enjoyed most of Lovecraft's other works, I picked up this book for a diversion - curious to see how the collaborations worked out. I was unprepared for the fantastic quality of some of the stories, which in my opinion rank with his best work. My two personal favorites include "The Last Test" and "The Mound." Those two stories are worth the price alone. Not all of the stories, of course, are equally successful, and Lovecraft's level of involvement varied. One thing that remained c ...more
Brian Sanchez
Want something won't let you sleep at night? try this.
Definitely worth reading for those who want the full scoop on the mythos universe. Many of the stories are of questionable quality, but gems like" the horror at martins beachthe mound" and "the curse of yig" are worth it
Very strong Lovecraft story that has both a mildly original twist along with a predictable premise. Has more readability than the usual story, which I associate more with his collaborator at the time.
A mix of well-crafted sinister horror and dark fantasy, all in the classic Lovecraftian style. Some tales are fairly hard-going though, so it's probably not the best collection for a Cthulhu Mythos neophyte.
excelente combinación de historias de lovecraft cada una mas terrorífica que la anterior. Lovecraft es una lectura obligada para todo fanático del genero del horror
Jason Landsborough
Some stories were great, but some (particularly those labeled "Secondary revisions") were mediocre.
Stephanie Quezada
May 21, 2011 Stephanie Quezada marked it as couldnt-finish  ·  review of another edition
didn't grab my attention right off the bat. first short story was too fantasy for my taste
John Sherman
I love the mood he sets and the way he can pull you in and feel the dread.
Bridget Cameron
A suspenseful lurking in the shadows book that only Lovecraft could write.
One of my favourite Lovecraftian stories
Tom Reed
see the mouldy squid's review.
i concur.
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