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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Introduction to Lovecraft

    This book was my first direct exposure to Lovecraft and it was great! Some of the writing syntax was odd (written in a Colonial American style) but otherwise it was a fairly easy read. The stories are beautifully constructed to keep the reader interested and for the most part fairly short. I think most horror/mystery readers would enjoy this collection.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    Calling All Horror Fans

    This is one of the best collections of Lovecraft's cosmic horror fiction. Our Eerie Coterie Conversation Group loved this gory book, full of Lovecraft's Cthulhu tales and other supernatural, atheistic stories of Elder Gods and Deep Ones. With a great price point, it is easy to sit down and dive into these stories. A sure fire hit for any horror lover.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Still entertaining after a few readings

    The early master of the macabre. His shortcomings as an author are repetition of descriptive words and a perverse pride and fascination with New England architecture (how many times can one use the term eldritch?), yet his descriptions of the fantastic and horrible still bring fear and chills. If you like horror, this is definitely still a must-read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    cthulhu

    if you like poe this is for you.its one of the scareyest books ever. this should be a movie.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Thy horror cosmic

    Lovecraft had such a pessimistic view of reality and life, when you think about it, it all makes a terrible sene. Gods and creatures who are indifferent to mankind. The kind of indifference men have to an insect. He understood fear at its core, that men will never know what lies beyond the stars. The writing style he chooses is older even for his time (1920s) but for me it adds to the unique experience that is Lovecraft. While it may not terrify modern teens and their lust for gore porn, it scares me to think that the stars may hold a secret yet to come. I encourage everyone to read Lovecraft and get to know a man that influenced countless others, including Stephen King. My personal favorite is The Colour Out of Space. Take a step into the unknown and the infinite possibilities of space.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Awful writing

    I really wanted to like this and I really tried. But I could not get past the awful writing and get into the stories.

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    A really great read! Something every horror fan should read!

    I really enjoyed this. They don't make authors like this anymore.

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