The Place Called Dagon (Lovecraft's Library)
Daniel Dreeme has come to the small Massachusetts town of Marlborough to pursue his medical practice; but he quickly discovers that there is more beneath the surface of this placid-seeming farming community than meets the eye. The mystery seems to center upon Jeffrey Westcott, a sardonic figure who has filled his house with strange books and speaks ominously of summoning u...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Hippocampus
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May 04, 2012 Heidi Ward rated it 4 of 5 stars
This great little weird novel was recently rescued from obscurity by publishing house Lovecraft's Library. According to Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi, HPL mentions having read The Place Called Dagon in his letters (1928) and also in Supernatural Horror in Literature. Though he called it "purile" at the time, there is much academic speculation that TPCD may have influenced classics such as "The Dunwich Horror" and "Dreams in the Witch House," and perhaps fear of comparison even played a part in H...more