At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition

At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition

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At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
LBRoland More than 1 year ago
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.
THEBOOKISHONE More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a self-appointed Lovecraft scholar who does not claim to know everything about the man and his writings. What I do know--which is quite a bit--about Lovecraft is he is one of the most important writers of the horror genre to ever grace our world with his beautifully twisted imagination. Therefore, if you are going to read his works, this edition of 'At the Mountains of Madness' is THE most correct text in paperback form. The publishers have taken great care to reproduce the actual text from the hardcover Arkham edition (my copy was stolen). Not only do you get the version Lovecraft intended, you also get a great essay on the author's work by another phenominal, phatasmagorical, underground literary cult writer, China Mieville. His essay reveals a lot about Lovecraft's style and what his works mean to literature--great stuff! If you've never read Lovecraft, this is a good book to start the mythos ball rolling. Highly recommended. Also, it is important to remember that the fabled, forbidden book, The Necronomicon, is a fictious book from Lovecraft's nightmares and imagination--DO NOT LET ANYONE OR ANY BOOK TELL YOU DIFFERENT! I don't doubt there are important, forbidden tomes of Black Magic out there in the undiscovered, ancient world, but The Necronomicon is NOT one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent introduction and text - the hardcopy version is beautiful. However, some typos squamously crept into the E-Book, as they seem to do for all e-books. I would suggest to the E-Book publisher that they actually proofread their OCR software, especially with Lovecraft, as he used his own personalized form of the language! Cheers / Robert
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Ninja_Dog More than 1 year ago
Considered by many to be an essential read for Lovecraft fans, this brief novel describes the terrifying discoveries of a group of Antarctic explorers. Written by an academic from Lovecraft's esteemed Miskatonic University, his group is funded to search for signs of pre-Cambrian life in the south pole. The first group to make a discovery get far more than they bargained for. Finding not only signs of life, they find the glaciated ruins of a vast, alien civilization. The narrator's group arrives later to follow up, only to leave hours later in a frantic, half-insane frenzy. Upon discovering that a new archeological crew is set up to return, he decides to brave insanity and descibe what caused his group to flee in mortal terror. Overall, this novel(la) drags in pace, leading the reader on with endless descriptions of architecture and (un)natural formations. After a great deal of this, the reader is finally brought into the cosmic theory of the alien history of the place. It is in the last three or four chapters of this story that the action really shines through, assaulting the reader with the unspeakable truth of what brought about the end of this vast, frozen civilization. For afficionados of the Lovecraft mythos, the history detailed herein is an essential reference. To those new to Lovecraft, I would recommend any number of his short stories first. Far more essential in this "Definitive Edition" is the inclusion of Lovecraft's hard-to-find essay on the weird tale, "Supernatural Horror In Literature." Having spent years researching for and writing this essay, it is a landmark historical text of the development of modern supernatural horror. It is a treasure-trove of authors and stories that will give any reader (or would-be writer) a crash-course in the evolution of the scary story into the valid, mainstream literary genre we see today. For the price of this book, the essay alone is invaluable... but "At The Mountains Of Madness" is best left to Lovecraft superfans.
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