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At the Mountains of Madness by I.N.J. Culbard
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Jul 26, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: horror, graphic-novels
Read from June 23 to July 08, 2012

Despite what the introduction of this graphic novel says, the original At the Mountains of Madness is not "accessible". It is a very dense work, which one needs to understand the scientific and literary references to be able to work though it in any meaningful way (if one where to do this, I would suggest the Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition called The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories edited by S.T. Joshi, which includes massive footnotes and charts (!) to help one though it).

On the other hand, I.N.J. Culbard graphic novel is far more accessible then the original story. The mixture of Georges Remi inspired art and Lovecrafts words boils the story down and strips away it's scientific hyper-detail.

If someone who never read Lovecraft came to me and said "I want to read At the Mountains of Madness" I'd direct them to this edition before the actual story.

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