The Call of Cthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu

by H. P. Lovecraft

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The Call Of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

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ISBN-13: 9781727883992
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2018
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

H.P. Lovecraft is a giant of horror literature and popular culture. Since the 1920s his short stories and novels has spellbound generations and influenced countless games, comics, novels, records and films. His short story The Call of Cthulhu, written in 1926 and first published in Weird Tales in 1928, is an absolute classic.

François Baranger, born in 1970, is a multi-faceted artist and illustrator. He works primarily as a concept illustrator for films (Harry Potter, The Clash of the Titans, Beauty and the Beast) and computer games (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls). He has also illustrated a number of book covers. In 2013, he wrote his first science fiction novel, Dominium Mundi, and in 2017, he wrote the thriller The Domino Effect.

It was during his early years that he discovered Lovecraft, mainly thanks to role-playing games. Ever since, he has had a passionate interest in fantasy worlds in general, and for those created by a certain writer from Providence in particular. After dreaming for years about seeing an illustrated version of Lovecraft's works, Baranger finally decided to create one himself, and chose the most classic short story of them all, The Call of Cthulhu.

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Call of Cthulhu 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this and I could not put it down. It is a great piece of fiction and I recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, quick read.
Rhonda Johnson More than 1 year ago
Scaryest story ever!
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a nice mix of H.P. Lovecraft stories I'd read and ones I was less familiar with. My favorite in the collection is "The Colour Out of Space," which is a fantastically chilling science fiction story that by all rights should have been an episode of "The Twilight Zone."A couple of warnings about this book: Firstly, if you're unfamiliar with H.P. Lovecraft, you may want to jump around in the collection some. The stories are arranged in the order they were written, so a lot of the earlier stories are much weaker than those that come later in the collection. The other warning is that while H.P. Lovecraft is justifiably considered a master of the weird fiction genre and should definitely be read, he was also quite racist. I don't know if he was more racist than his peers during the time these stories were written (1920's and 30's, mostly), but he seems to have been more than a little phobic of miscegenation and that comes out in many of his stories. I still think the stories are worth reading, but it seems disingenuous to discuss Lovecraft without acknowledging his faults.
mrtall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a very strange story this is! H P Lovecraft is a name that comes to mind immediately, of course, when one thinks of the horror genre, but I'd never read any of his work.In The Call of Cthulhu, perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, he adopts a kind of faux-documentary approach. The first-person narrator has discovered certain documents that recount the manifestations of garbled but deeply disturbing information about a kind of primal monster that has walked the Earth in the depths of time; that has been buried away since time immemorial, but whose time now may again have come nigh. This all sounds terribly hokey when one tries to summarize, but it's surprisingly disquieting in the story itself. Lovecraft draws on deep-seated fears of monsters, of implacable gods, of the strangeness of the extraterrestrial, and indeed of demons themselves in his speculations. Recommended.
mausergem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A man discovers amongst his dead uncle¿s papers a narrative about a secret cult called the Cthulhu cult. In a series of letters and personal interviews the author has presented to us a picture of this cult. The cult members are savages and are the devotees of the Cthulhu and the Great Old Ones, creatures from the stars who are trapped in their underwater city waiting for release.Something which is entirely imaginative and occult but still creates a sense of fear is quite amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love h.p Lovecraft
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LOL!
VoxCity More than 1 year ago
The story is great, this is a fantastic title, I really love it.