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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
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Feb 12, 08

it was amazing

This is the first collection of Lovecraft’s work I ever read, and it’s a great primer for someone interested in his fiction. The best of the stories include "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Colour out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror" (my personal favorite), "The Dreams in the Witch-House," "Pickman's Model," and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."

Several of the stories in the book have been translated to film. "The Call of Cthulhu" was recently filmed as a low-budget silent movie. "The Dunwich Horror" was filmed in psychedelic fashion in the 70s. "The Dreams in the Witch House" was adapted for the Masters of Horror series. "The Sahdow Over Innsmouth" was the inspiration for the movie Dagon. Don't let the movies fool you. Some of them are pretty good--but the stories are so much better.

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