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At the Mountains of Madness & Other Weird Tales (Library of Essential Reading) - Community Reviews back

by H.P. Lovecraft, Jeffrey A. Weinstock
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
Nope. This is the second time I've tried Lovecraft, I've given him more than a fair shake, and I'm going with a solid No. Even setting aside the problematic social issues, I just don't like his writing at all. Like many writers who hit on a big idea that births a genre (or mini-genre) he can't actua...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 6 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 ...
Edward
Edward rated it 8 years ago
H. P. Lovecraft's Novels, by August Derleth--At the Mountains of Madness--The Case of Charles Dexter Ward--The Dreams in the Witch-House--The Statement of Randolph Carter--The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath--The Silver Key--Through the Gates of the Silver Key
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 8 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 ...
JulieM
JulieM rated it 8 years ago
I did not enjoy this book at all. It is written from the perspective of a scientist who has experience a horrible event on an expedition to Antarctica. The book read like a science journal (probably intentionally) that I ended up skimming it. When I got to the scary part, I wasn't exactly sure wh...
everettpantaloons
everettpantaloons rated it 9 years ago
At the Mountains of Madness is probably the slowest, most boring story I've ever read...well, besides The Sun Also Rises, of course. The first half feels like a geology textbook and the second feels like an architecture textbook. H.P. Lovecraft never was too fond of dialogue, and all four stories in...
michael
michael rated it 11 years ago
The horror in At the Mountains of Madness is not in sadistic descriptions of slashings, torturings, mutilations and bloodletting, but rather in the slow build-up of the feeling that humanity is not alone in the universe and that the other inhabitants, if they consider us at all, don't really think m...
politerobot
politerobot rated it 11 years ago
I've already read the third Omnibus, and in comparison to that, this was a major disappointment. It had its good parts, naturally, but on the whole it was tedious, and not horrifying in the least, which is supposed to be the point. The prose is chocked full of adjectives and adverbs, which really sl...
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