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The Complete H.P. Lovecraft Collection

(Toplu Eserleri #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,739 ratings  ·  61 reviews
H.P. Lovecraft is renown as the father of classic horror. Although incalculable, Lovecraft's influence can be seen worldwide in the works of Stephen King, Alan, Moore, Neil Gaiman and many other prolific authors of the 20th and 21st century.

In this massive collection, optimized for Kindle, over 80 of Lovecraft's independent novels have been gathered and reformatted, to s
Kindle Edition, 1112 pages
Published March 17th 2016 by Xist Classics (first published September 1st 2002)
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DeAnna Knippling
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
As far as I can tell, this is everything but the letters (there are some essays pulled from a letter or two at the end). That means it includes some drafts with no punctuation and typos. And juvenalia. This is *not* the best-of collection. I have The Annotated Lovecraft and am working through that. Lovecraft is one of those authors that, unless you have a special interest in, you really want a curated selection of rather than the whole fire hose.

When looking at his work as a whole, some things p
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graded this on a curve. Some of these are abysmal, but that's what you get for reading *collected* works versus a selection. But when he's good, he;'s really good. You can definitely see the influence on future authors. ...more
Kenya Starflight
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-love
NOTE: Before I went to review this collection, I was unaware of the controversy surrounding it -- apparently it was compiled by a Lovecraft fan and posted online for free, and someone else is publishing the compilation on Amazon to make money off her hard work. If this is true, then shame on whoever's trying to profit off someone else's work... but not only did I get this collection for free via a free e-book program, but it appears this volume is no longer available to purchase on Amazon, so at ...more
Baker St Shelves
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lovecraft knows how to write a story that chills you and gives excellent atmosphere in most of his works. He could use help in having more memorable characters, but you can't have everything. It's clear how much how he's inspired by Poe and how much of an influence that he has in literature, comics, and games today. This book has the stories in chronological order, so you can see the progression of him as a writer take form.

Now let's talk about an uncomfortable subject: Racism in Good Writers.
Rick Soper
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's HP Lovecraft... do I really need to say much more? But I will anyway. This is a really nice collection of his works, which even though they were written daces ago still hold up their ability to send shivers down your spine. If you're going to attempt this one dig in your heels and find a comfortable spot because when you gather all of Lovcraft's work together like this it's a massively long book. But it's greatly enjoyable so it's worth the ride. ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing art and animations that kept me at the edge of my seat and really engrossed in each story. As an artist myself, I also really appreciated the bonus sketches at the end. So pleased with this purchase.
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Getting my weird / horror pump primed by reading the masters. Next is Algernon Blackwood.
Benjamin Brown
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovecraft is the master of weird. His cyclopean writing dwarfs that of other horror writers. Cthulu beckons.
Matthew Snow
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For lovers of words.

If you love to love words in all forms, thrn this is the book for you. I enjoyed it profusely.
Charn Singh
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
In my opinion, while its near impossible to capture the tone and mood of Lovecraft's work in any visual form, without diluting the intensity, the collection here does rather decent job at attempting it. The art work, however, could have been tad more "ominous" and even used a notch or two higher levels of surrealism. Nonetheless fan's of Lovecraft should still be more or less pleased with the end results.

Note: the review is for "iClassics (App Book) Edition" (containing Dagon, The Hound, and The
Dec 31, 2020 rated it liked it
When Lovecraft is at his best it's worth reading but much of this Collection wasnt worth the effort. I'd recommend a best of rather than this complete collection as most of the time I just wanted to move on from it. He is also blatantly racist and classist which I was aware of going in so if you can't look past that and I'd understand if you can't I'd recommend reading something else maybe Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff would be a better option. ...more
Earnest Hearl
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I’d strongly recommend “The Best of Lovecraft” over this. Many of the stories haven’t aged well and many are recycled. It’s obvious that the author was paid by the word back in the day: most stories could be edited to half their length.

The best of Lovecraft stands the test of time, but the complete Lovecraft does not.

I'm new to Lovecraft and I know a lot of authors were inspired by him, but his stories dragged on way too long. He seems to rely on description to build up a mood, but there wasn't enough action to keep me interested. The exposition for each story went on way longer than necessary before anything significant happened.
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are old(1920) tales of cosmic horror.

Lovecraft is a master at what he does, I am glad I can say I worked my way through this Tome.

There is something to be said for Pulp Writers. They did more with less.

I only gave this 4 stars because of the racism. It is part of Lovecraft and can't be ignored.
J. Stone
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HPL is called a master for a reason. He may have been a man of his time (given all the stuff people have uncovered about him) but I can't deny that his stories are richly written and usually unforgettable. Most stuff you read is not picked up again. HPL is one you always go back to. ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok, not what I was expecting.
John Conte
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovecraft can get in your bones if you're not careful. ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good value!!! I only paid $1.99 US for this complete collection.
Raz O'Xane
Kadath was too much for me, I give up.
Philip E.
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some great stories. Lovecraft's style is unique and his imagination vivid. Even though the stories are dated if gives a great insight into what people imagined was possible back then. ...more
Roger Tribble
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific read

Lovecraft slowly builds both character and dread. Amazing use of words. Unlike anything I have heretofore read. Highly recommended All his writing is recommended
Pingo Lito
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the art and all the interactive experience!
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have played no fewer than five tabletop games with themes based on Lovecraft's work. But in all my years browsing in the Sci Fi section of every book store (approaching forty years now), his books never looked like something I cared to read. Horror didn't really interest me; the paperback covers were strange, and I moved on. But now, having absorbed some of his mythology (although he might reject that term in application to the universe he imagined), and recognizing (as I did not in my younger ...more
Matt Hill
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: half-read
read most of what are considered the basis of the "Cthulhu mythos" . . very worthwhile, but i must say: now that i feel like i get what lovecraft does and why it's such a big deal, i don't necessarily feel the need to be a completist about it . . like all old books, it's a bit of work and there's just so much else to read . . what i like about his stories is the sense of the old and alien . . he builds a sense of dread up to the final reveal, the final terror . and does it well . . the idea that ...more
X 937
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Was Lovecraft a racist? By all accounts he was. But are his stories racist? No. He was a focused and deliberate writer and smart enough never to allow those ideas to tarnish his fiction. In fact, you can readily find more racism and anti-semitism in books like Little Women or The Moonstone than you can in a Lovecraft story.

The truth is, in order to truly understand art, you have to learn to separate the artist from the art he makes. I've read some of the rhetoric attributed to him and he seemed
Shaun Dyer
H. P. Lovecraft Complete Collection is a real mixed bag. Stories like The Shadow over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and The Music of Erich Zann are classics that, while a little wordy, still stand up today. However, these great tales are spread thin in the weight 1000 odd page tome that contains a lot of baffling non-stories.

If you're a huge Lovecraft fan I'm sure there is real value in this but for those of us with a more of a passing interest I'd recommend you pick your stories individually; s
J.B. Lawrence
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before you start talking about how "into" horror fiction you are, ask yourself if you've read any HP Lovecraft. If the answer is No, then you need to get on the ball. With Lovecraft the beginning of all that we know as Horror was spawned.

Some good starting stories to read first:
The Call of Cthulhu
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow Over Innsmouth

One of my personal faves is: Pickman's Model
Odd Fallweather
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i got this as an app from the playstore for my android phone. I loved this reading experience! I loved the graphics, the animations, the soundtrack, and above all the stories. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I will be reading this again. I really hope they do a volume 2. I would love to read shadow over innsmouth and call of cthulhu this way. hint hint nudge nudge. Magnificent experience!
Not my usual reading but I enjoyed much of it. I prefer the New England stories which explore the essential weirdness at the heart of a seemingly bucolic, neighbourly place with old fashioned values. Though many of the stories are linked, for myself I found it better to read some and then go off to read other, very different stuff and come back - otherwise it began to feel as though they were all much of a muchness.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a

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