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~Epub ♲ The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories ♕ This Collection Spans Lovecraft S Literary Career, And Charts The Development Of His Cosmicist Philosophy The Belief That Behind The Veil Of Our Blinkered Everyday Lives Lies Another Reality, Too Terrible For The Human Mind To Comprehend In Stories Written In The Gothic Tradition, Narrators Recount Their Descent Into Madness And Despair Through Their Investigations Into The Unexplained, They Tug At The Thin Threads That Separate Our World From Another Of Indescribable Horror Great God I Never Dreamed Of THIS Screams Occultist Harley Warren In The Statement Of Randolph Carter , As He Begs His Companion To Bury Him Alive Another Early Piece, The Outsider A Tragic And Emotive Evocation Of Loneliness And Desolation Follows A Man S Escape From His Castle In A Desperate Search For Human Contact, But The Loathsome Truth He Discovers Destroys His MindIn Later Tales, Such As The Iconic The Call Of Cthulhu And The Whisperer In Darkness , Lovecraft Reaches Into The Cosmos, Bridging The Divide Between Horror And Science Fiction The Extra Terrestrial Gods And Cursed Histories That Would Emerge From These Stories Now Form The Cornerstones Of Lovecraft S Unique Mythology The Cthulhu Mythos This Fictional Universe, Built In Large Part By His Friend And Most Ardent Supporter August Derleth, Has In The Years Since Been Reimagined In Myriad Forms, And Continues To Act As A Haunted Playground For Countless Illustrators, Fans And AuthorsThis Edition, Based On Its Sister Limited Edition, Marries Lovecraft S Best Known Fiction With Two Modern Masters Of The Macabre, The Acclaimed Artist Dan Hillier And Author Alan Moore In His Beautifully Crafted New Preface, Moore Finds Lovecraft At Once At Odds With And Integral To The Time In Which He Lived The Improbable Embodiment Of An Estranged World In Transition Yet, Despite His Prejudices And Parochialisms, He Possessed A Voice And A Perspective Both Unique In Modern LiteratureHillier S Six Mesmerising, Portal Like Illustrations Embrace The Alien Realities That Lurk Among The Gambrel Roofs Of Lovecraft S Landscapes By Splicing Victorian Portraits And Lithographs With Cosmic And Lovecraftian Symbolism, Each Piece Like The Stories Themselves Pulls Apart The Familiar To Reveal What Lies BeneathThe Edition Itself Shimmers With Lovecraft S Unknown Colours , Bound In Purple And Greens Akin To Both The Ocean Depths And Mysteries From Outer Space The Cover Is Embossed With A Mystical Design By Hillier, While A Monstrous Eye Stares Blankly From The Slipcase Gentle reader what I saw that night was so horrifyingly horrible, such a cavalcade of horrid, horrific horror, that I cannot describe its horrendousness to you I pen these words whilst I foam at the mouth in a padded cell That is what almost all of The Call of Chthulu and Other Weird Stories felt like to me a terrified narrator recounts a scarring encounter with an evil force as overwhelmingly powerful as it is vague And I mean vague trying to get a feel for the nature and appearance of Gentle reader what I saw that night was so horrifyingly horrible, such a cavalcade of horrid, horrific horror, that I cannot describe its horrendousness to you I pen these words whilst I foam at the mouth in a padded cell That is what almost all of The Call of Chthulu and Other Weird Stories felt like to me a terrified narrator recounts a scarring October 2011 Pfft, whatever You re not so scary, Mr Lovecraft You re quaint and silly, is all It s not likewait Wait What What s this This is it s oh Oh, god Oh, dear god, no No NOOAAAAUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH I live in a somewhat old farmhouse in rural Wisconsin, and it s a great place to read Lovecraft now that we ve taken care of the bat problem Couldn t do anything about the coyotes out in the fields, but t My life sort of changed a little bit this year when, for no reason at all, I decided to give Lovecraft a go I picked up the three Penguin editions of his work that I believe gather almost all the stories he published in his lifetime, and have not been disappointed Which probably deserves a qualifier I went into his ouvre with a certain expectation of what I would find, and found exactly that andso His faults as a writer and, okay, as a human being are unavoidable, but seriously My life sort of changed a little bit this year when, for no reason at all, I decided to give Lovecraft a go I picked up the three Penguin editions of his work that I believe gather almost all the stories he published in his lifetime, and have not been disappointed Which probably deserves a qualifier I went into his ouvre with a certain expectation of w Even death may die.American author H.P Lovecraft is such a prominent and prolific horror writer that a subgenre of horror was even named after him Lovecraftian horror involves the cosmic horror of the unknown and the unknowablethan gore or other elements of shock With this mind, I was quite excited to read this anthology which collected his finest eighteen short stories throughout the years This paperback edition I own even includes a great introductory essay to the life and tiEven death may die.American author H.P Lovecraft is such a prominent and prolific horror writer that a subgenre of horror was even named after him Lovecraftian horror involves the cosmic horror of the unknown and the unknowablethan gore or other elements of shock With this mind, I was quite excited to read this anthology which collected his finest eighteen short stories throughout the years This paperback edition I own even includes a great introductory essay to the life and times of Lovecraft, as well as explanatory notes that serve as expansions of ideas taken from his stories a glossary that also offersinsights to his writing process, influence and conceptualization Frankly, I think The Call And I d be very interested to know what it was that Mr Lovecraft was in the habit of smoking while writing these stories Very, very interested.Lovecraft while writing this book Yo, I got the best stuff in town Fistbump Me while reading this book Should have never droppe This book of Lovecraft s fiction, the first of three nearly definitive collections published by Penguin, offers a career spanning selection of short and long stories that wades new readers through the shallow waters of his early weird fiction before abandoning them in the deeps of his later tales of cosmic chaos and flesh turned traitorous It s all here undead entities and invasive alien civilizations with a profound indifference toward the human condition prissy narrators who fancy themselve This book of Lovecraft s fiction, the first of three nearly definitive collections published by Penguin, offers a career spanning selection of short and long stories that wades new readers through the shallow waters of his early weird fiction before abandoning them in the deeps of his later tales of cosmic chaos and flesh turned traitorous It s all here undead entities and invasive alien civilizations with a profound indifference toward the human condition prissy narrators who fancy themselves erudite men of action until they succumb inevitably to madness and occasional suicide a total disregard for dialogue that is strikingly uncharacteristic of 20th century fiction the glaring absence of women weighed with the abundance of subterranean and underwater monstrosities sporting undulating horrors for orifices both admiration and disgust for American architecture a xenophobic loathing that is sometimes successfully sublimated into body horror both nightmarish and sophistic I think Lovecraft often gets a bad rap People read that he influenced the modern greats, everyone from authors like Stephen King and Clive Barker, to movie makers like John Carpenter and Wes Craven, and then dive into his books expecting the same fare He wrote for a different era His mind bending, first person surrealistic approach to a creeping, nameless horror stunned and fascinated huge segments of early century America The America that read, that is, which wasn t nearly what I am largely underwhelmed by this master of horror I find the writing simply dull, repetitive, anti climactic, and that it uses the same tricks over and over and over again I am not horrified by the stories, or at least not by any intended reasons The narration, pacing, and lazy writing wreck whatever interest I had in the premises of the stories had, such as the twist to Arthur Jermyn and The Color Out of Space Such potential, OH WHY I admit my strong reaction to these stories is due t I am largely underwhelmed by this master of horror I find the writing simply dull, repetitive, anti climactic, and that it uses the same tricks over and over and over again I am not horrified by the stories, or at least not by any intended reasons The narration, pacing, and lazy writing wreck whatever interest I had in the premises of the stories had, such as the twist to Arthur Jermyn and The Color Out of Space Such potential, OH WHY I admit my strong reaction to these stories is due to the huge hype I ve heard around them and the high expectations I had starting them After reading some of his most famous works Call of Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu, and don t forget, Call of Cthulhu I am completely lost to why they ve achieved the memetic status they re at now Before actually reading anything, I was always delighted to see the occasional CTHULHU fish emblem on the back of a car or a creative homage to the famed monster on D As one of the three Penguin Classic Lovecraft anthologies, The Call of Cthulhu collects the stories that lead up to and include the Cthulhu Mythos, arranged in chronological order with introduction and explanatory notes for each story from the anthologizer, S.T Joshi Joshi does an exceptional job selecting stories that create a coherent narrative through Lovecraft s early work, developing themes, and final strong stories his annotations are interesting and useful both to the casual and studio As one of the three Penguin Classic Lovecraft anthologies, The Call of Cthulhu collects the stories that lead up to and include the Cthulhu Mythos, arranged in chronological order with introduction and explanatory notes for each story from the anthologizer, S.T Joshi Joshi does an exceptional job selecting stories that create a coherent narrative through Lovecraft s early work, developing themes, and final strong stories his annotations are interesting and useful both to the casual and studious reader Lovecraft s writing itself is also exceptional in this wide selection of short stories, he explores issues of miscegenation, scientific exploration, and the discoveries of the great beyond from the reaches out outer space to the depths of the sea, wherein ancient inhuman forces lurk, threatening those that come too close to the truth Skill and quality differs from