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I absolutely love H.P lovecraft at first I found his works to be very hard to grasp but I suddenly just understood and I m now addicted this book is delightful especially his dream circle works two of stuch are in this book. If you re at all interested in horror, you really need to read Lovecraft He put together so many ideas that many writers continue to use At the Mountains of Madness is one of his best works.An expedition to the Antarctic suffers mysterious losses, and the expedition leader goes to find out what happened to one of the scouting teams He finds signs of ancient civilization and so muchThe past isn t always gone, and, cliche as it is, there are some things Mortal Man was not meant to know If you re at all interested in horror, you really need to read Lovecraft He put together so many ideas that many writers continue to use At the Mountains of Madness is one of his best works.An expedition to the Antarctic suffers mysterious losses, and the expedition leader goes to find out what happened to one of the scouting teams He finds signs of ancient civilization and so muchThe past isn t always gone, and, cliche as it is, there are some things Mortal Man was not meant to know It s a short book but a well crafted one, and a must for horror readers.The edition I read, which doesn t seem to be listed in Goodreads, is The Definitive Edition which includes at the back a commentary on horror writing at that time by Lovecraft himself That alone was worth reading if you re devoted to this kind of story 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 much of us The only times the history of the Elder Things mentions us it is as either an amusing animal kept for entertainment or as a foodstuff.The horror is that there are unfathomable depths of pre 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 much of us The only times the history of the Elder Things mentions us it is as either an amusing animal kept for entertainment or as a foodstuff.The horror is that there are unfathomable depths of pre history, that humankind are very much late comers and that, if we are not careful, we might come to the notice of things that could wipe us away with little thought.Nonetheless, the Elder Things are portrayed as one of the few, if not the only, of Lovecraft s non human races with which we can feel any sympathy He remarks that, despite the terrible toll they take upon the expedition, they were not evil things of their kind and that they had not acted any differently than would we in the same circumstances The fate of the Elder Things is one that evokes a feeling of pity.I ve read that this story de mythologises the Cthulhu Mythos and recasts the stories as science fiction rather than as tales of the supernatural and cosmic horror, but I don t think that is necessarily correct Although the Elder Things are described as being composed of normal matter and having originated somewhere within our own mundane dimension, Lovecraft specifically states that the Star Spawn of Cthulhu and the Mi Go are composed, at least partly, of some exotic material and that their origins lie outside the realm we know Also, credit must be given to Lovecraft s characterisation, something that he is not often accorded the story is written from the perspective of a scientist who has interpretted the history of the Elder Things through pictorial representations Naturally the narrator s own world view, that of scientific materialism, infuses his interpretation.One of Lovecraft s best Although I have read some Mythos stories, it has taken me a while to actually dive into anything penned by Lovecraft himself I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, but other than the rather meandering The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath , I found all these longer stories to be engaging and still, for the most part, quite chilling The Case of Charles Dexter Ward was the highlight of the book for me a dark character piece with a few unexpected turns and genuinely creepy moments At Although I have read some Mythos stories, it has taken me a while to actually dive into anything penned by Lovecraft himself I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, but other than the rather meandering The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath , I found all these longer stories to be engaging and still, for the most part, quite chilling The Case of Charles Dexter Ward was the highlight of the book for me a dark character piece with a few unexpected turns and genuinely creepy moments At the Mountains of Madness itself is like a blueprint for some of the classic horror sci fi of the last 50 years the ancestry of Alien and The Thing are clear to see Lovecraft s style can be a bit flowery or the grim equivalent fungal at times, but this is not distracting once tuned into Having discovered, under the influence of friends, H.P Lovecraft while still in high school, I continued to pick up volumes of his work as I happened upon them This particular collection I read during summer vacation from college while staying at grandmother s cottage in SW Michigan.The novella at the center of this small collection is one of Lovecraft s major works, somewhat reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. This book collects 7 novels and novella s written by Hp lovecraft I read all these between other books over a very long period I just finished the last story in here Most of these are part of his chuthullu mythos All the stories were at least enjoyable, and some of them like at the mountains of madness or dreamquest in unknown kaddath are very good The language is very difficult at times but the way the language is used provokes a very chilling effect at times In the pacing and the cha This book collects 7 novels and novella s written by Hp lovecraft I read all these between other books over a very long period I just finished the last story in here Most of these are part of his chuthullu mythos All the stories were at least enjoyable, and some of them like at the mountains of madness or dreamquest in unknown kaddath are very good The language is very difficult at times but the way the language is used provokes a very chilling effect at times In the pacing and the characterization you feel that these stories are written in the 20 s, 30 s and 40 s But you also clearly see the influence Lovecraft has on modern horror writers.Lovecraft is a writer, everybody should have at least sampled This contains Lovecraft s two classic short novels, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward , together with the less essential Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath and some other story about a thinly disguised version of HPL himself AtMoM and tCoCDW are both wonderfully creepy endlessly re readable peaks of the horror genre. &READ KINDLE ⇻ At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror ↝ The finest works of H P Lovecraft, renowned as one of the great horror writers of all timeA major figure in twentieth century supernatural fiction, H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He has influenced the whole spectrum of those working in the horror genre, from Stephen King to the creators of hit TV show Buffy the Vampire SlayerGathered together in this volume are seven of his greatest works, including the three short novels, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath Timeless in their appeal, these classics of the sinister and the macabre hold the power to truly terrify 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have been listening to the H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcraft s it works through Lovecraft s stories in chronological order I started off reading the stories on my iPod but decide that I didn t like reading the longer stories that way, so I bought a three volume Omnibus of his stories, and now it is only the ghost written stories he wrote for other people that I need to read on line I started listening to the podcast in October 2010 from the first episode, and had caught up with the early epis I have been listening to the H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcraft s it works through Lovecraft s stories in chronological order I started off reading the stories on my iPod but decide that I didn t like reading the longer stories that way, so I bought a three volume Omnibus of his stories, and now it is only the ghost written stories he wrote for other people that I need to read on line I started listening to the podcast in October 2010 from the first episode, and had caught up with the early episodes by the first week of January 2011 I have been reading each story before listening to the podcast episode s about it, and the podcast has now reached the point that I have read all the stories in Volume 1 of the Omnibus, so I can finally review one oft he volumes Then through that star specked darkness there did come a normal sound It rolled from the higher hills, and from all the jagged peaks around it was caught up and echoed in a swelling pandaemoniac chorus It was the midnight yell of the cat, and Carter knew at last that the old village folk were right when they made low guesses about the cryptical realms which are known only to cats, and to which the elders among cats repair by stealth nocturnally, springing from high housetops Verily, it is to the moon s dark side that they go to leap and gambol on the hills and converse with ancient shadows, and here amidst that column of foetid things Carter heard their homely, friendly cry, and thought of the steep roofs and warm hearths and little lighted windows of home from The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath This book contains Lovecraft s three short novels, The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath , The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and At the Mountains of Madness , plus four short stories, three of them featuring Randolph Carter, the hero of the Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath The other is a rather unpleasant story called The Dreams in the Witch House Unlike most of Lovecraft s protagonists, Randolph Carter is a born adventurer and tends not to faint in the face of unnameable horrors On a journey through the dreamlands in search of the lost city that he used to visit in his dreams, he makes friends with the ghouls, and his kindness to small kittens is rewarded when the heroic band of cats who spend their nights on the moon battling evil alien cats, rescue him from the toad things which have captured him This isn t the only story in which cats play a big part, and Lovecraft is obviously a cat lover, mentioning in The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath that Inquanok holds shadows which no cat can endure, so that in all that cold twilight realm there is never a cheering purr or a homely mew The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath rambles about and has frequent longeurs, as it was Lovecraft s first attempt at a novel and it s thought that he didn t intend it to be published, but I still preferred it to The Case of Charles Dexter Ward which has an annoyingly oblivious protagonist heading to an obvious doom as does The Dreams in the Witch House At the Mountains of Madness , the last of Lovecraft s three novels, is an exciting tale of Antarctic adventure, complete with huskies and a lost civilisation Lovecraft liked to use British English spellings and got really annoyed when his editors changed them, and I noticed that he uses the British torch rather than the American flashlight in several stories the protagonists mention worrying about running out of batteries, so it s clear that it is referring to electric torches rather than naked flames