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  • Posted January 5, 2010

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    Exemplary of Lovecraft's craft

    Simply put: the tone, the imagery, the setting, the theme, and the climax are prime examples of the spectral horror genre that Lovecraft wrote for. And yet the characters exist as faceless voiceless archetypes of the male scholar, who get caught in extraterrestrial terror. The style may be archaic, the pace may be crawling, but it all only contributes to the way Lovecraft's horror works, a slow gnawing seed of knowledge is planted in the reader and slowly cultivated as the narrator himself is lead to terrible realisation. Anyone not interested in reading the ins and outs of Lovecraft's short fiction should give this a read as it is a perfect example of the bulk of his work.

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  • Posted June 23, 2009

    The way a story should be told.

    this story was amazing! Lovecraft gradually reels the reader in with his carefully crafted plot. his description of the creatures and their history is a truly incredible feat of imagination. this novella reminded me of many of the sci-fi films i've seen, more specifically, Aliens. it is safe to conclude that many sci-fi and horror films were defintitely influenced by this classic tale. Lovecraft leaves much up to the imagination of the reader. this is not a great horror story, this is a great story. the way a story should be told.

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