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The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
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Apr 13, 2012

bookshelves: horror-books

In defence of the early stories, I've read "The Tomb" and "Dagon" and enjoyed both. I agree that stories like "The Dunwich Horror" (for example) are superior, but that's no reason to write off the early works. The image of the immense, slippery fish-god wrapping its arms around the stone monolith and the dark simplicity with which Lovecraft writes "I think I went mad then." gave me a shudder.

I shall continue with interest.

UPDATE: "Polaris" was very good indeed, and once again demonstrates what gems there are to be found amongst the early stories.
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Nick Kinsella Yeah, the man is a genius. I just started reading this collection too and just finished "Dagon". Even though the story is so short, you get a sense of the ancient evil that Lovecraft was trying to establish.

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