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The Loved Dead and Other Revisions

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H.P. Lovecraft, aside from devising his own works in his Cthulhu Mythos cycle, also collaborated in his day with many younger writers of the uncanny and eerie. Available for the first time in paperback, this collection features stories to which the master of horror added his own ingenious touch.
Mass Market Paperback, 243 pages
Published May 21st 1997 by Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc (first published May 1st 1997)
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Danger Kallisti
Feb 12, 2008 Danger Kallisti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovecraft groupies, weird tales people, someone looking for a good Halloween book
Recommended to Danger by: Liz & James
Shelves: halloween
In some ways, I think Lovecraft does better when he's working with other peoples' writing. It doesn't let him get too out of hand with the “eldritch horror”- this and the “untold aeons” - that. Granted, it was still plentiful, but there were at least a few stories that said something more than that there's a really horrible and not well-described thing from beyond the stars, waiting to terrify us in ways too terrifying to mention.

I liked the one about the evil Goddess-avatar with the snake-hair,
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Emma
Jul 06, 2009 Emma rated it liked it
Lovecraft is insane. The short story "The Loved Dead" is the most disturbing thing I have ever read hands down. But while part of me was cringing and ready to throw up, part of me actually liked it... a lot...
Graham
Apr 12, 2010 Graham rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, anthology, cthulhu
As with the HORROR IN THE MUSEUM anthology, this is a collection of weird tales that Lovecraft worked on, to a greater or lesser degree. Ultimately, with such a collection there’s going to be a variety of the good and the bad, and the tone is going to be broad, but for the most part this works nicely.

Adolphe de Castro’s THE LAST TEST opens the volume, and it’s a slightly muddled outing. A story about an outbreak of the black death works on its own right, and the addition of Cthuloid elements doe
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Jason Carlin
Lovecraft is one of those authors who demands that you focus when reading his work . The prose is dense and you find yourself unable to recall any of the paragraph or page or story you've just read if you lose concentration. Lots of pauses and breaks in the sentence can leave you feeling a little lost, and the fact that so little of his work involves dialogue can sometimes make a story more of a chore than an enjoyment. But in saying that he does tend to hit the mark on a few of the stories in t ...more
Hafl
Jul 25, 2014 Hafl rated it liked it
The Loved Dead is the only story in this that isn't bad.
Chris Hawks
Nov 29, 2010 Chris Hawks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This is an excellent collection of stories written (or co-written) by Lovecraft. Standout entries are The Curse of Yig and Within the Walls of Eryx. Worth picking up for those two alone.

This book has been replaced in Wordsworth's catalog by The Horror in the Museum (ISBN 9781840226423) which includes an additional 5 stories, though it omits the title story, The Loved Dead.
Chris
Nov 14, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
This book was my introduction to Lovecraft. I didn't quit "get" these tales at first but they inspired me to read The Dunwitch Horror which I did enjoy.
Kerri
Nov 04, 2008 Kerri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed all of the stories, but the title story, The Loved Dead, is truly horrifying. Who knew serial killers could narrate? Brilliant!
R.
Jul 14, 2007 R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1974-2002
Worth it for the short story "The Loved Dead". Which is exactly what you think it's about.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

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