The Call of Cthulhu: And Other Weird Stories (Paperback)
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DescriptionH P Lovecraft is credited with reinventing the horror genre in the twentieth century. In this volume, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, S T Joshi, presents a selection of the master's fiction. These stories reveal the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establish him as a canonical - and visionary - American writer.
- Published: 25 July 2002
- Format: Paperback 448 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141187068 ISBN 10: 0141187069
- Sales rank: 9,797
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Reviews for The Call of Cthulhu
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An Excellent Anthology
Like many people I read Lovecraft as a teenager. Like many I stopped reading him in my late teens, feeling too sophisticated for his curious prose style.
However, after reading two authors, Thomas Ligotti and Jorge Luis Borges, I thought it might be worth re-reading Lovecraft. This book shows me that there is a lot I missed as a teenager.
Lovecraft was a voracious reader, and this bonded with his profound imagination. His style at its best has a curious blend of scientific and antiquarian vocabulary which makes it highly fascinating.
This volume contains three of his most memorable stories: the title tale and The Festival and The Haunter in the Dark as well as many other excellent tales. It is true that his style is far from that which literary critics admire, but it is still highly enjoyable (and whether by accident or design often very funny). by Gregor Matheson