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Pierwsze w Polsce wydanie opowiadań grozy i fantastyki H.P. Lovecraft. Wybór z tomu "The Dunwich Horror and Other"
Paperback, 295 pages
Published 2004 by C&T (first published 1926)
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Willis Oliveira
Apesar do enorme carinho aos contos de terror cósmicos — a especialidade de H.P. Lovecraft — talvez o conto que mais me trouxe sensações ruins fora O modelo de Pickman, com seu horror próximo do que vemos na mitologia cristã, pois trata de seres horrendos mais para o lado "diabólico" do que "cósmico".

Outro conto interessantíssimo se chama O assombro das trevas, pois você é tomado pela curiosidade e pelo espírito investigativo daquele que é narrado, Robert Blake, numa história que mais se aproxi
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Mariana
Apr 24, 2012 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente coletânea para conhecer Lovecraft! Apesar de ter demorado para ler algo dele, fiquei absolutamente satisfeita. O horror de Lovecraft extrapola qualquer horror conhecido e terreno, é um "horror cósmico" - seus protagonistas, frente a este horror desconhecido e indescritível, ficam loucos ou transtornados - absolutamente plausível, julgo eu, se você se depara com uma criatura colossal, com "corpo de dragão e cabeça de cefalópode". Muitas vezes, o preparo da atmosfera supera a ação nas hi ...more
Joe
Jan 11, 2015 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading Lovecraft has been tremendously gratifying. So much of contemporary fantasy, (from Marvel to horror films to Dungeons and Dragons to video games, etc.), bears the mark of Lovecraft. Very little actually seems to happen in his stories and the "shocking" conclusion has usually been telegraphed almost from the beginning. However, Lovecraft is fantastic and adding layers upon layers to the pervasive mood of dread.
Alejandra Fernandez
No soy imparcial en esto, soy una apasionada de H.P. Lovecraft, no sabría decirte que relato es el mejor, pero en este libro hay joyas como Bajo las Pirámides, un relato homenajeando al gran Houdini, el modelo de Pickman, La Llamada de Cthulhu, La Ceremonia....
Jennifer
Aug 26, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can see why H.P. Lovecraft is the pioneer of modern horror. There's a lot of elegant prose to his stories, but it doesn't bury the storytelling.
Tyler Marino
Jan 10, 2015 Tyler Marino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Call of Cthulu and other weird stories
Mateus
Nov 23, 2016 Mateus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tenho um pouco de dificuldade de avaliar esses trabalhos devido ao pouco contato com o gênero. Achei curioso que, mesmo com muitos dos desfechos dos contos sendo muito fáceis de antecipar, a leitura não deixa de ser interessante, pois a atmosfera e a ambientação psicológica das narrativas são bastante envolventes. Algo que talvez tenha prejudicado meu aproveitamento do livro foi o fato de eu muitas vezes não ler o conto de cabo a rabo, as interrupções quebrando essa imersão tão importante nesses ...more
Majka Skowrońska
Jan 16, 2017 Majka Skowrońska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52-books-2017
Budząca niepokój i bardzo plastyczna. Klasyka gatunku. Warta przeczytania. Wielce interesująca. Jedyne co, to jeśli się nie lubi opowiadań może być problem z ruszeniem każdego z nich, ale jak się już człowiek wciągnie to żal odkładać.
Mike Ceballos
Mansiones abandonadas, grandes casonas que parecen emanar vida, o mejor dicho: muerte. Extraños e inmensos seres cósmicos, antiguos, los primigenios, que han habitado siempre en la tierra y están durmiendo en sus profundidades, esperando el momento para despertar y así recuperar el dominio entero del planeta. Cthulhu, la más grande deidad que permanece en un sueño ligero, en las profundidades oceánicas del Pacífico.
Lovecraft nos presenta 14 cuentos en esta colección publicada por EDAF en el 200
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Maximiliano Santiago
Quase abandonei o livro na metade. Os primeiros contos são bem fracos e fazem você duvidar da capacidade do Lovecraft que você encontra depois de metade do livro.
Meghan
Oct 27, 2015 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before reading this collection, I was unaware that Lovecraft's stories take place in the 20th century, (I thought he was much older), or that he was American. These details give his stories a historical and regional significance that I find very intriguing. For example, all the stories presented here are taking place on the Northeast coast right before the Great Depression, and it makes me wonder about the source Lovecraft's inspiration.

There is definitely a formula to the stories about these m
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Lenny Ankireddi
Apr 06, 2016 Lenny Ankireddi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Likely because of the erosion of our sensibilities owing to graphic imagery and ideas presented in the modern world, these tales by H. P. Lovecraft are too short and too superficial to induce real horror. But at the same time, one does marvel at the depth of hopelessness and despair the author infuses into the first person narratives that make the backbone of his tales. The reader is apt to feel the dark, dreary locales and the persistent atmosphere of lurking dread in the descriptions of places ...more
Elise Traversa
Aug 14, 2015 Elise Traversa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read these stories slowly over a few months in between novels. The last few longer stories I absolutely demolished in a few days, because they were SO suspenseful. What was really interesting was seeing the development of Lovecraft as an author, because the stories were arranged by date written. I wouldn't recommend reading the entire book quickly, because Lovecraft is SO dense and dark; however, I really think his stories are classics and I absolutely understand why his work comes up in so ma ...more
V
Oct 14, 2015 V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to finally catch up on writings of H.P. Lovecraft - I'm glad I did, this is totally up my alley with the subtle horror and cosmic supernatural.

It's nice to understand where the homages that other authors, old radio dramas like "Lights Out", movies, and video games are coming from, especially with the story of 'Call of Cthulhu'. It's like I'm finally in on the joke. Ha!

Amazing narration, I still have the chills.

4 Stars - Only because the other stories wer
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Wiedźm
Bardzo nierówna pozycja. W moim odczuciu zdecydowanie najlepsze opowiadanie to 'Widmo nad Innsmouth', reszta nie zachwyciła. Może to kwestia tego, że do wszystkiego odnoszę się bardzo krytycznie ostatnimi czasy... Jest to nico mocniejsze od twórczości Poego, trudno jednak mówić o czymś na prawdę intensywnie oddziałującym na człowieka, a przynajmniej na tego, który pisze te słowa. Ludziom oczekującym jedynie mrocznego klimatu mogę polecić z czystym sumieniem.
fornalina
Chyba trochę się na tym zbiorze opowiadań zawiodłam. Spodziewałam się czegoś, co by mnie zmiotło z nóg, a tak naprawdę to tylko dwa z siedmiu opowiadań wywarło na mnie naprawdę silne wrażenie; reszta była raczej średnia.
Trzeba jednak przyznać, że atmosfera, którą Lovecraft kreuje rzeczywiście jest mroczna, a wydarzenia przedstawione w opowiadaniach niepokojące. Możliwe, że wybór opowiadań nie był do końca trafiony i dlatego nie byłam tą książką tak zachwycona, jak oczekiwałam na początku.
Annie
Jul 14, 2015 Annie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know this is a favorite among Lovecraft enthusiasts, but to me it was as dull as a 6th grade book report. I did not find it at all scary, and I thought the hysterical ravings of the men in the story were very silly. One wonders what hysterics they would fall into when encountering big, furry spiders in the bathroom. I am a fan of Lovecraft and appreciate his influence on literature, but this one just didn't float my boat.
James
Aug 28, 2012 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was oddly structured in some places (though it was written some time ago), however it was a pretty good read. Not too demanding and if i left it for a day or two i wasn't forgetting what was happening in the story. If anything it's a piece of pop-culture literature that everyone should, if not read, know the story.
Anna
Un relato corto pero intenso. Lovecraft transmite con grandeza desde el escepticismo del protagonista al principio, hasta su terror al final. Simplemente hace que te introduzcas totalmente en la historia y te atrapa.
Mario Trejo A.
Mar 29, 2013 Mario Trejo A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Además de la tan clásica "Llamada de CTHULHU" otras que valen recíprocamente lo mismo en este tomo:
-Las ratas en las paredes
-Bajo las pirámides
-La casa maldita
-En la cripta
-El modelo de pickman
-La llave de plata
- El extraño caserón en la niebla

De mis favoritos de Lovecraft...
André Sá
Oct 26, 2015 André Sá rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nossa todos os contos são bons, mas tem dois em especial incriveis! Alem do Chamado de Cthulhu. Agora dá pra entender como esse ser ganhou o gosto popular e se tornou referência nesse estilo de horror
Roy
Jun 13, 2016 Roy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I listened to this having read this many years ago. I found the stories more accessible that I expected. I remember Lovecraft for primarily setting a mood of ancient cosmic horror, but these stories had considerable plot and action in them as well. Quite enjoyable after many years.
Blair
Apr 01, 2016 Blair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible, read-in-2016
This was my first Lovecraft and I'm hooked! So atmospheric (I listened to it while walking the dog in the dark and scared myself silly). Smart, well-written, great tempo. I want to read all the rest now.
C.J. Mugleston
This is my first work by H.P. Lovecraft and I must say that I rather enjoyed it. His first person storytelling pulls you in and clenches you and you cannot help but feel you are reading some secretive and truthful account of horrific nightmares long since locked away.
Jean Lucas
Jan 22, 2013 Jean Lucas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O livro estava bom...até chegar no conto "O Assombro das Trevas"...daí ficou MUUUUUUITO BOM. Adorei mesmo. Mal posso esperar pra ler mais.
Walter
Aug 23, 2013 Walter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incluye otros cuentos de terror como Herbert West reanimador, El ser en el Humbral, El color que cayó del cielo, Lo innombrable, Los otros dioses y El horror secreto.
Kirk
Oct 31, 2015 Kirk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I've read of Lovecraft. Really enjoyed it. It's easy to see the influence his stories have had on modern horror - both in storytelling style and mythology.
thiago censi
Nov 10, 2016 thiago censi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Só conhecia O Chamado de Cthulhu, mas os outros contos são excelentes. Pequenos contos que conseguem passar o nervosismo, a ansiedade e o pavor dos personagens.
Pperkins
Nov 02, 2015 Pperkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dreamy, sci-fi, fun
On-going reading when the mood for Lovecraft strikes... can't explain why, since I usually don't like horror or scary stuff, but something about the way he writes is so delectable.
Clarke Sondermann
as creepy and entertaining as I wanted/expected it to be, and I found it impressive that the original horror writer still feels relevant.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a
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