Books : H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft

A favorite author of mine, though, in many ways, perhaps the most misunderstood of all American horror writers. (I would argue, for example, that he never intended to create a "mythos"; more than anything, his stories are based on intertwining history and small-town New England with Cosmicism.) Certainly, he would be utterly unable to comprehend the cult following that has risen up around his writings.

I know we have a few Lovecraft fans on here, with usernames like innsmouth and cryptoflovecraft, so perhaps we may get the discussion going in these weeks before Hallowe'en?

A few of my favorites of his work:

"The Music of Erich Zann" (his masterpiece)

"The Rats in the Walls" (probably his most horrifying)

"The Festival"

"Cool Air"

"The Colour Out of Space"

"The Dunwich Horror"

"The Thing on the Doorstep"

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

How about you?

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Re: H.P. Lovecraft

I like The Colour Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, but The Haunter of the Dark is maybe my favorite.

Re: H.P. Lovecraft

My favorite is 'The Rats in the Walls', but he was brilliant at creating an atmosphere in all his stories.

Re: H.P. Lovecraft

That is the first one of his stories that I read.