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At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft
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Apr 20, 2011

it was ok
Read from April 20 to 30, 2011 — I own a copy

I can't say this is one of my favorite things I've ever read. I skipped whole sections that were talking about rocks and drills in the beginning, and toward the end I started skipping whole sections because they were referencing things I had no knowledge of whatsoever.

The creepiness picked up about 80% of the way through, but when they were talking about the history of the Old Ones, I have no idea how they would have discerned all of that from sculpture, and then when they were running from the caverns, I had no idea what it was they were running from or why they were so terrified.

This really did not compare, on a level of horror, with what I've read by Stephen King, which I find very odd. Maybe other stories by Lovecraft are better than this, but it will be a while before I try them.
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Reading Progress

04/20/2011 page 6
3.0% "So far it's been several pages about PLANES and DRILLS. Also ice."
04/20/2011
6.0% "So far it's been several pages about PLANES and DRILLS. Also ice."
04/21/2011
42.0% "I'm not so much creeped out at this point, but definitely dreading what I know must be coming up soon."
04/22/2011
48.0% "Now there's some legit creepy going on."
04/25/2011
63.0% "While I love the description of the Old Ones, I don't understand how the characters could have gotten all that from looking at sculpture. Also, is there ANY tension in this story after they find the city?"
04/28/2011
81.0% "Plot picking up again. Creepiness galore!"

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