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People of the Dark (The Weird Works Of Robert E. Howard #3)

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The third collection of Robert E. Howard's fantasy work, from the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales and its rival Strange Tales, features more classic fiction and poetry from Howard's prime writing years. Gathered here are stories with such enduring and popular characters as Solomon Kane, Turlogh Dubh and Comac of Connacht. Other highlights include "The Black Stone," con ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Wildside Press (first published 2005)
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Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a definite improvement over the previous volume in this series of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction. Volume 2 was dominated by the 30,000 word novella "Skull-Face" which I didn't particularly enjoy.

I prefer stories like "The Black Stone" and "Horror From the Mound" over the adventure tales. However, compared with the two previous volumes I'd say the adventure stories here are improved and more mature. But those stories are focused on adventure first, weird horror second. In sev
Rob McMonigal
Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is the third in the 10-volume set collecting the work of Robert Howard for Weird magazine, covering work from 1931 to 1932, after Howard has cemented his friendship with Lovecraft and even starts writing his own Mythos tales, two obvious ones of which are collected here. One of them, the Black Stone, is quite good. Howard uses the first person narrative to great effect telling only what he wants us to know and being very careful to leave out details whenever he wishes. This allows the horro ...more
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every story in this book used the word "thews." From context alone, I still don't know what a thew is.

The stories are a whole lot of fun though.
Peregrine 12
This REH collection features many of his more polished stories, so they flow better than some of his fragments and pastiches. Many of these tales were Conan comic book adaptations (1980's) and this was the first time I'd read some of them in print, so rediscovering them was fun. Like meeting an old school friend 20 years later.

Best new discoveries: 'The Haunter of the Ring,' and 'The Cairn on the Headland.' Both feature non-Conan characters and more contemporary settings (1920's-30's), which giv
Timothy Boyd
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This volume continues the year by year printing of Howard's work for Weird Tales magazine. In this book Howard begins his stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Excellent read, fantastic action and adventure. These stories are presented unedited as they originally appeared in the magazine. Highly recommended
Todd Martin
Sep 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I haven't read anything by Robert E. Howard since high school, but I was very pleased to find that it held up quite well. Howard's writing strikes me as a cross between H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Rice Burroughs. It's unfortunate he doesn't seem to receive the recognition of either of these contemporaries.
Sean Chick
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
First rate pulp from the master of the art. Howard had a way of describing action that is unsurpassed. Most of all, there is a dark sense in his stories. The idea of ancient evil, a savage past waiting to break free, and true loss abounds his work. The writing is sometimes lacking and always rough, but it well suits his violent and brooding heroes.
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An itrestng read from the past...
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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

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