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At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft
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Jun 03, 08


Lovecraft gets a lot of praise for coming up with the whole Cthulu mythos along with the Necronomicon and the mad Arab that wrote it. No one is saying that he doesn't deserve that, but I think we can say that Mr. Lovecraft, had a lot of writing to do, but not a whole of lot story to tell. Is that fair?
That being said, I do hold a certain fondness for his stories, my favorites being not really concerned with the myth of Elder gods, but just the crazy shit going on in New England.
Got a weird smell in your cellar? Dig it up. What do you find? The elbow of something vaguely human and probably over 50 feet tall.
Your response? Run from the house screaming and hold onto your sanity as best you can until the whole story pours out of you in a gush winding descriptors.
I love it, it's a good formula, but it's a formula nonetheless.
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