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The Weird, Fun, & Miscellaneous > Hear Dramatizations of H.P. Lovecraft’s Stories ON HIS BIRTHDAY!

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message 1: by Gary (new)

Gary | 1470 comments It's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday! Chant it with me, folks: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn (repeat refrain until sanity = 0.)

Anyway, here are some audio adaptations of his work. Rockin' good stuff. Hail Cthulhu!

http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/he...


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Yoly (macaruchi) | 792 comments Wow! Thanks!!!

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn indeed! (whatever that is)

I haven't read any H.P. Lovecraft yet :(
Any recommendation on where would be a good place to start? I'm guessing The Call of Cthulhu maybe?


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Gary | 1470 comments "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" = In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

That site is a good intro. After that, I'd go with his work in as close to the order in which they were written as possible. It's not a necessity, of course, as his work is as episodic as it is referential, but one gets a sense of its development if one goes that way. Of course, there's $$$ as a factor, in which case, I'd suggest:

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/auth...

The "pretenders" to the Cthulhu mythos (writers who have taken up where HP left off) vary wildly in quality, theme and... let's say "Cthulhuroticafaith" to his ideas. At one end, there's Gaiman whose thoughts are amusing/creepy:

http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuf...

to the strangely sexy:

Cthulhurotica


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