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The Hound

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H. P. Lovecraft was one of the greatest horror writers of all time. His seminal work appeared in the pages of legendary Weird Tales and has influenced countless writer of the macabre. This is one of those stories.
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Published (first published 1922)
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As if I were reading Supernatural... I loved it.
Emily Ever
This was a really haunting and creepy. This is, by far, the best story I've read by H.P. Lovecraft so far. The descriptions and uncertainty that the writing left you with was really thrilling.

Lovecraft really is the master of horror, and this story proves it.

This one was amazing.
Melissa Carpentier
Lovecraft has this way of describing things that just makes the skin crawl. It's the gibbering in the dark fear that his tales inspire. The Hound in particular, even though it is so short, was just so suspenseful and morbidly creepy. Fantastic short story if you enjoy a bit of the macabre.
Grave robbing and an exciting, unexpected ending to boot!
great story, classic Lovecraft.
Cecil James
A nice little macabre, short story.
A wonderfully dark and creepy book, which builds the tension beautifully.

The characters are mere ciphers, with little flesh on the bones, this is all about the terror and fear that The Hound injects into the story.

The story twists and turns, moving across multiple locations, but all with the sense of dread and foreboding accompanying the baying in the background.

I was unsure how this was going to end, but it didn't disappoint.
Tom Webster
Still on my Lovecraft binge...still not bored :)

One of the scarier tales here as opposed to being merely weird or fantastical, good stuff indeed.
I'd give this about 3.5 Stars. It's hard to review really short stories sometimes. I liked the atmosphere of this book the most and the story was good. There just wasn't enough room for the characters to develop.

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Graverobbing rarely leads to good consequences. Much less so if you find an amulet bearing the symbol of the necronomicon. Once again, Lovecraft tells an excellent tale of creepy, watching feelings, things going hoooowwwwwl in the night and things in the darkness hunting us down. Well worth reading, dig in.
A creepy, little story and one I quite enjoyed. The atmosphere and tension created in such a short amount of time was great and unlike The Call of Cthulhu I found that the non-description of the monster definitely added something to the story and atmosphere.
This short story y truly terrorific, Lovecraft knows his trade. I felt all the panic and sense of paranoic persecution... well, I guess it wasnt so paranoic at all, cause the Hound did hunted them all. I think I still can hear his howls. :O
I really liked this. I listened to an edition from Audible (not the Kindle). It had a great creepy atmosphere. I can almost see Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in a great Hammer Films adaptation!
One of the more maniacal Lovecraft stories that I have so far read and really enjoyed. Unforgettable, and what I would call one of his actual scariest tales. I had goosebumps as I finished it.
Mark Goodwin
Without saying too much, digging up old graves can be injurious to your health. One of Lovecraft's best.
Massively creepy story with the first mention of the Necronomicon. Very descriptive.
Fun, quick read.
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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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