A Haunted Mind: Inside the Dark, Twisted World of H.P. Lovecraft

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"Just sit back and relax as Dr. Bob Curran takes you to places that only your mind can create with his words and stories. He has captivated the radio listening audience as he will captivate the reader... Dr. Curran will delight the imagination."
--Tom Danheiser, producer, Coast To Coast AM

Arguably no American writer has had more of an impact on the modern horror scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the man who created the Cthulhu Mythos, with its strange gods, eerie places, and forbidden books. But what sort ...

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Overview


"Just sit back and relax as Dr. Bob Curran takes you to places that only your mind can create with his words and stories. He has captivated the radio listening audience as he will captivate the reader... Dr. Curran will delight the imagination."
--Tom Danheiser, producer, Coast To Coast AM

Arguably no American writer has had more of an impact on the modern horror scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the man who created the Cthulhu Mythos, with its strange gods, eerie places, and forbidden books. But what sort of a man was Lovecraft, how did he create such a terrible universe, and where did his inspiration come from? Was it, as some have argued, based on esoteric knowledge forgotten or even denied to all sane people?

In A Haunted Mind, Dr. Bob Curran explores what motivated Lovecraft--his personal life is just as strange as some of his creations--and drove him to create his terrible cosmos. Using both folklore and history, Dr Curran investigates a wide variety of Lovecraftian mysteries.

A word of warning: you may never look at Lovecraft--or the world--in exactly the same way again!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601632197
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/22/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,470,838
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Dr. Bob Curran has travelled throughout the world, fascinated by the myths and stories that he has found. He has written a number of books, including Vampires;

Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms; Zombies; and Werewolves, all for New Page Books. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and family.

Illustrator Ian Daniels, who has illustrated book covers for science fiction luminaries Marion Zimmer Bradley, Orson Scott Card and Poul Anderson, has illustrated all of the books written by Dr. Curran.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Best described in the author's own words: "...a mish-mash o

    Best described in the author's own words: "...a mish-mash of half-truths, speculations, and outright lies...."p. 234.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Very informative

    This was a little more sensational than I expected, but I still enjoyed it very much; the author has obviously done a lot of research, and it was fascinating to see where some of Lovecraft's ideas came from. Read it carefully, though, because if you're not paying attention it's hard to tell what is fact and what isn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Partly a biography, partly an exploration of source materials us

    Partly a biography, partly an exploration of source materials used by Lovecraft & similar eerie things. A Haunted Mind is an entertaining, informative, easy read. As usual with his books, the illustrations by Ian Daniels are breathtaking.

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