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Waking Up Screaming by H.P. Lovecraft
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Apr 02, 10

Read from March 23 to April 02, 2010

In my opinion, the best collection of Lovecraft's short stories. These are the stories that didn't deal with dreams or much of the Cthulhu Mythos. They are still vintage Lovecraft, but they are dealing with some of the other stuff in his universe. Mad scientists, evil wizards, and cultists are the fare for this book. Well written, mostly approachable, and overall well done. The only one I thought was sub-par was Dagon, which was merely mediocre. But 1 out of 16 is pretty good.

If you are into horror and haven't read much of HP Lovecraft, this is a great book to start with. If you have read a lot of Lovecraft, you will still get a lot of enjoyment from some of the references to other stories you may have read. Good stuff all around.
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