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Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
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Jul 16, 2009

really liked it
Read in August, 2009

Love it! I can see why so many avent-gardes in the horror genre list Lovecraft as a huge influence. Although the formality of his writing and the consistancy of most stories being told in flashback form prohibit readers from diving in as deeply as one might like, Lovecraft's visions are genuinly terrifying. He was light years ahead of his time in terms of how he treated the subject material with deep seriousness, and created a whole world history (and future) in loving bits and pieces. Certain stories may play out a little predictable, but I don't believe they would have been viewed so in the 30's. And some of his creatures are truly horrific, even by the standards of jaded slash flick fans. The fact that Lovecraft's weird fiction encompasses science-fiction as much as horror is a great comment on humanity's fear of the unknown, and in my mind lends credence to the most fantastic of stories.
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