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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
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Nov 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: horror-dark

Despite being a horror story about necromancers, mutated creatures and summoning rituals, The Case of Dexter Ward is at its heart a cautionary tale about knowledge. The necromancers’ goal is to achieve dominance through vast and unending knowledge. The narcotic dependency on knowledge, the constant thirst for it and the immoral methods for acquiring it are results of our need to explain things. I think Lovecraft’s message is that some things are better off left unknown as opposed to prodded lest they bite back.

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November 27, 2010 – Shelved
February 3, 2013 – Shelved as: horror-dark

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