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Lovecraft - Where to start?

1paghababian
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 9, 2007, 10:28 am

I've been struck with a desire to read some Lovecraft. I've never read any of his work before.... where should I start?

2devenish
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 9, 2007, 2:13 pm

My personal favourite is The Case of Charles Dexter Ward but if you want to get into the Cthulhu Mythos I should try either At the Mountains of Madness or The Haunter of the Dark All great reads

3ThomasAdams
maaliskuu 10, 2007, 8:58 am

i would go with Black seas of infinity: The best of H.P. Lovecraft by Lovecraft it's from the sci-fiction book club so don't know if you can buy it other places.

4bluetyson
maaliskuu 10, 2007, 9:45 am

You can browse here :-

Lovecraft Collected Stories - http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

and Wikisource has a few assorted others, too.

To see if anything might catch your fancy.

5paghababian
maaliskuu 10, 2007, 11:41 am

Awesome! Thanks everyone. I always forget about Gutenberg...

6ocgreg34
heinäkuu 2, 2017, 3:40 pm

At the Mountains of Madness and The Dunwich Horror are also good collections of stories with which to start.

7sf_addict
lokakuu 3, 2017, 6:36 pm

A good collection is one called Dagon

8AMP1972
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 28, 2020, 2:35 pm

I would start with preparing for the racism accusations, which nowadays will be encountered by most fans of Lovecraftian horror and Cthulhu roleplaying. Beyond that, cool stories, which I remember worthy stand-alones:

Dreams in the Witch House
The Horror at Red Hook
The Mountains of Madness
The Dunwich Horror
Shadows over Innsmouth

"Nah! Pietroschek. Yeah, read my Cthulhu stuff. Lovecraft is dead, I must still pay bills..?" ;-)