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August Derleth
Birth date: February 24, 1909
Died: July 04, 1971
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 7 years ago
This is my first Lovecraft, so I can’t judge whether this particular collection has all his “best”. It did have the stories that were recommended to me as being representative of his work: The Dunwich Horror, The Colour Out of Space, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and of course, The Call of Cthulhu. I e...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
A good selection of Lovecraft's stories.Most of these have links to his Cthulhu mythos, and feature sanity clawing horrors from beyond space and time.Some of them seem overly verbose, but if you're getting paid by the word then it's not surprising when an author crams in long descriptions. It's also...
Casual Debris
Casual Debris rated it 9 years ago
For my full review, and reviews of each individual story, please visit Casual Debris. Bar the Doors is Hitchcock's second foray into the anthology field, and in my opinion among his strongest; certainly the strongest of the early books, though he likely had little or no input into this collection,...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 9 years ago
20/08 - I've just finished the first short story in this anthology, At the Mountains of Madness. I've previously read an anthology of Lovecraftian short stories, but nothing by the man himself. The first thing I want to say is that, other than having starfish shaped heads, I have no idea what the ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 10 years ago
A collection of interconnected short stories, building on some of Lovecrafts earlier ones, as a group is collected to try and stop the rise of Cthulhu.Derleth and Lovecraft corresponded, to the extent that Lovecraft created the character the Comte d'Erlette (author of the fictional "Cultes des Goule...
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