The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie. "I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the ... show more
A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie. "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 KingFrequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer.
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Lovecraft Library (#2)
Comenzando con H.P. Lovecraft, este libro te atrapa, interesante, tiene su propia mitología y es corto. Espero leer Los Mitos de Cthulhu.
Classic short collection of Lovecraft with excellent narration (save for some of the odd accents purportedly from New England). Full of the usual horrors and ghastliness and madness driven by fear and doomed narrators and ancient hieroglyphics and wacky unworldly geometry. Good Halloween reading.
Very descriptive. I like the imagery used in the story. Also I think cthulthu looks cute in my mind. Haha... But then again I think it's media that had turned him cute.The overall plot on how the main character comes to terms with cthulthu is very interesting.
Oh my gods why did I wait so long to read this?! I am honestly a bit ashamed that I haven't read any of Lovecraft's work until now. This is the kind of weird, creepy horror I love (well, I'm also partial to classic ghost stories) and I can't wait to read more.If you like weird and freaky and you hav...
This was an audio re-read of The Call of Cthulhu for me. This audio came through the AudioBlast newsletter and I requested it right away. I enjoyed listening to this performance. It had a full dramatization going on with sounds effects, screams and whatnot in the background. However, at times the ...