Book Reviews of The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
The Best of H P Lovecraft Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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ISBN-13: 9780345350800
ISBN-10: 0345350804
Publication Date: 5/12/1987
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a fantastic book of short stories by the master of the macabre. It is full on facinating stories that although aren't all that creepy and scary now, are still wonderful in their historic nature of what used to be terrifying.
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still tryin to "get into" the book... I have started the first short story..but just not grabbing me...
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It seems that whenever I see a particularly interesting movie, it is "based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft," so I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about. After reading this book, I'd have to agree that Lovecraft is, "Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

I must advise, however, that these stories don't fall under the Easy To Read category. Long, flowery descriptions - with words from the Advanced Vocabulary list - could possibly slow you down. But don't let this deter you from reading some of the creepiest stories you'll ever lay your eyes upon!
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My first foray into HP Lovecraft. Writing style is something to get use to and the vocabulary is advanced. Once I got past the first few stories things started to flow. Loved the stories. This is not your blood and guts horror, its cleaner and more descriptive. Definitely creepy and the imagination behind the stories is great. Lovecraft builds a lot of the stories around a small town in New England that leaves an air of melancholy. I'm going to read the Dream Cycle next.
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Fear makes the world go around. Read this you'll be scared.
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fun and scary tales from the master
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Short stories. I didn't finish the book because it was too macabre for me, but Lovecraft is considered a master of the horror genre.
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Only reason i didn't give it 5 full stars is because it's a bit slower-paced. Which is really just a reflection of the early time at which is was written. So... just my modern short attention span...
I have huge respect for the creativity and originality of H. P. Lovecraft and am super happy to have this book!!