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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
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Group Reads > October 2016 Group Read: HP Lovecraft

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Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) This month's read is a little different! We need to discuss which stories we want to read and discuss. All of Lovecraft's works can be found for free HERE!



Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his gripping tales of madness and cosmic terror, and his effect on modern horror fiction continues to be felt--Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker have acknowledged his influence. His unique contribution to American literature was a melding of Poe's traditional supernaturalism with the emerging genre of science fiction. Originally appearing in pulp magazines like Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, Lovecraft's work is now being regarded as the most important supernatural fiction of the twentieth century.

Lovecraft's biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories--from the early classics like "The Outsider" and "Rats in the Wall" to his mature masterworks, "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow over Innsmouth." The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style, and establishes him as a canonical--and visionary--American writer.

"I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." --Stephen King


Let's discuss!


message 2: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) I'm all for this once we decide which stories to read. my favorite is the shadow over innsmouth.


message 3: by Sci-Fi & Scary (new)

Sci-Fi & Scary (scifiandscary) I have this book (in audio form) but have never got around to finishing it. Now I have a reason.


Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) Latasha wrote: "I'm all for this once we decide which stories to read. my favorite is the shadow over innsmouth."

I'd really like to read this one and also The Dunwich Horror and Rats In the Walls!


message 5: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) What's the one with brown jenkin? Shadows in the witch house?


Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) Has anyone read any of the stories yet?


message 7: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) I haven't.


message 8: by Sci-Fi & Scary (new)

Sci-Fi & Scary (scifiandscary) I haven't, sorry. I keep meaning to, but everything else is demanding my attention.


message 9: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) I thought we were going to decide which of his stories to read?


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