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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
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Nov 21, 2008

really liked it

This is one of the best collections of Lovecraft I've ever encountered, and an excellent place to start if you haven't explored his work. The reader newly introduced to HPL needs to be aware of the anthologies of fragments later completed by Derleth, or never completed at all, as well as the collections of very early Lovecraft stories. There's nothing wrong with any of those and if you become a Lovecraftian you really should ultimately read them. But they're not the real meat and potatoes, the stuff that made HPL so special. This anthology contains such gems as "The Call of Chthulhu," "The Dunwich Horror," "Pickman's Model," and the particularly chilling "Whisperer in Darkness," and many more. Ah, if only it had in cluded "At the Mountains of Madness."

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