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The Dunwich Horror and Others by H.P. Lovecraft
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Sep 13, 07

bookshelves: classics
Recommended for: Sci-Fi, Fantasy fans, horror fans
Read in June, 2007

This is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft's stories. Lovecraft is the most famous author you've never heard of. He is deemed one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. That said, this book is a good read but not all the stories.

Some of these stories are fantastic. "The Colour out of Space" gave me chills as I read it, even for the second time. But for every thought-provoking and dark horror piece, there's a formulaic one behind it. Sometimes they're frustrating in that you want to know what horror from beyond is causing the situation, yet he doesn't make it clear. I like that at times as it lets the imagination run wild, but sometimes I just want to know.

In short, this is an excellent read but don't expect every story to flay your fragile sanity with every eldritch page. Also worthy to read is At the Mountains of Madness.

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