The Call of Cthulhu [NOOK Book]

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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation ...
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The Call of Cthulhu

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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
Theosophists have guessed at the awesome grandeur of the cosmic cycle wherein our world and human race form transient incidents. They have hinted at strange survivals in terms which would freeze the blood if not masked by a bland optimism.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012024671
  • Publisher: New Century Books
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 31 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Check your references.

    Seriously? This is what started it all. Bad spellchecking? Dude this was written waaaaaaaay before computers. That video game you mention was INSPIRED by this masterpiece. Every Horror Maven since (think SAW or Hellraiser) owes thier inspiration to Lovecraft. This man practically created $h.. your pants horror. Go back and learn your literature history. THEN write a review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Great short story for a great price.

    I started reading this and I could not put it down. It is a great piece of fiction and I recommend it to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    awsome

    this is the first real clasic ive read and its feels like a modern tale. Lovecraft was way before his time. A must read for all would be writers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2010

    I love this book

    The story is great, this is a fantastic title, I really love it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Amazing story, poor spellchecking and unoriginal imagery.

    The story itself is outstanding. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down! The two flaws unfortunarely are as follows:
    1) The story was not thoroughly reviewed, as there were a moderate number of typos. This at times can throw off the reader because not all words are obvious fixes and can be something entirely different.
    2) The imagery is either repetative or entirely unoriginal. One image I recognized immediately from a video game called "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth". Other images I have seen elsewhere, so I really was disappointed that these images were anything but original.
    These flaws are minute in comparison to the overall story, but they are the reason this received a 4/5.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    To below

    LOL!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    Aaaaahhh!

    Scaryest story ever!

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