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At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
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Aug 31, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: i-have-ebook, lovecraftian-horror, novella
Read from July 31 to September 01, 2012

Not particularly impressed by this book. The general idea behind the plot is fine - an exploratory trip to Antarctica uncovers mysterious ruins. But the overall execution didn't sit well with me.

Unlike his previous books, I couldn't feel any suspense or horror out if it. Everything's too literal and too descriptive. How could two explorers through an ancient ruins of another civilisation come to such clear and detailed conclusions about that civilisation from murals and sculptures alone? I just didn't find that believable.

It's because of such clear descriptions and exactly what's happening that makes the book lose that horror feeling. With the exception of the final encounter, much of the rest was a rather lackluster narrative.

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