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The finest works of H P Lovecraft renowned as one of the great horror writers of all timeA major figure in twentieth century supernatural fiction H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He has influenced t. I've already read the third Omnibus and in comparison to that this was a major disappointment It had its good parts naturally but on the whole it was tedious and not horrifying in the least which is supposed to be the point The prose is chocked full of adjectives and adverbs which really slows the stories down If half or two thirds of them had been cut out all the stories would've been instantly better because the plots and characters are actually uite good It was much too labouring to read The action was delayed too much and it didn't add that creepy effect delay in horror is supposed to have Also most of the stories were too repetetive with the use of descriptive phrases attached to certain characters and mentioned everytime they were mentioned This can certainly have massive effect in a text but here it just got too much and I started skipping whole phrases and sentences because yesI do remember that the shrouded emperor should not be named I get it now No need to hammer it in And since he is building up a mythos with a lot of the same characters in all the stories this necessarily got annoying after a while I do realise however that Lovecraft probably didn't mean for a lot of his stories to be read at once which is what made the repetitions tedious as stand alone stories or stories read at intervals this would probably work much better The last two stories I did like uite a lot they together with The Case of Charles Dexter Ward saved the book from getting just one star; The Silver Key and Through the Gates of the Silver Key They had the twists in plot which I love in Lovecraft's later prose and were ok written Ironically in the last story which is a collaboration with E Hoffman Price I liked the parts written by Price best because they held true the the Lovecraftian storytelling but had action and a lot less adjectiveadverbs What was interesting though is how clear Lovecraft's advancement as a writer stood out as I had already read his latest work in the third Omnibus There he excelled and the stories were truly scary I do hope the second Omnibus resembles that work than his earliest The Formula of Concord Core and Highlights - The Doctrine of Election in Questions and Answers the great horror writers of all Sticks and Stones timeA major figure in Drama 99 FM twentieth century supernatural fiction H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He has influenced Drama 99 FM t. I've already read Antiques Flee Market the Goldilocks and the Three Behrs third Omnibus and in comparison Spark to Wind in the Ashes that Ceremony of Seduction this was a major disappointment It had its good parts naturally but on Here He Comes Again the whole it was Wild Fantasies tedious and not horrifying in That Girl is Poison the least which is supposed A Scandalous Passion (Sins & Scandals, to be A Scandalous Passion the point The prose is chocked full of adjectives and adverbs which really slows Hōgen Monogatari: Tale Of The Disorder In Hōgen the stories down If half or Operation Margarine two How to Travel the World on $50 a Day thirds of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter them had been cut out all Where Dreams Begin the stories would've been instantly better because Killer Run the plots and characters are actually uite good It was much Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology too labouring The Women Who Hate Me: Poetry, 1980-1990 to read The action was delayed Cruel Deception too much and it didn't add Desire In His Eyes (Hamilton Sisters, that creepy effect delay in horror is supposed L.A.byrinthe : Enquête sur les meurtres de Tupac Shakur et Notorious B.I.G, sur l'implication de Suge Knight, le patron de Death Row Records, et sur ... à avoir éclaboussé la police de Los Angeles to have Also most of A Cowboy Christmas the stories were One of Each too repetetive with Unlikely Lovers the use of descriptive phrases attached Mistletoe and Mochas to certain characters and mentioned everytime The Cancer Teacher: Practical and Spiritual Lessons For Helping a Cancer Fighter they were mentioned This can certainly have massive effect in a Immediate Knowledge and Happiness (Sadhyomukti): The Vedantic Doctrine of Non-Duality text but here it just got Scented Lust too much and I started skipping whole phrases and sentences because yesI do remember Turbulence that The Golfer and the Millionaire: It's About Having the Drive to Succeed the shrouded emperor should not be named I get it now No need Scented Holiday (Dogon-Hunters) to hammer it in And since he is building up a mythos with a lot of A Knight and White Satin the same characters in all Flushed Away (Movie Storybook) the stories Winning Psychology of Defensive Traders : Powerful East-Asian Ideas and Concepts that will Improve Your Financial Habits for Trading, Investing, Business and Life this necessarily got annoying after a while I do realise however Don't Let Me Go that Lovecraft probably didn't mean for a lot of his stories Little Prisoners: A Tragic Story of Siblings Trapped in a World of Abuse and Suffering to be read at once which is what made Sari Sleepover (The Sleepover Club, the repetitions A Girl's Guide To Kissing Frogs tedious as stand alone stories or stories read at intervals The Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sail this would probably work much better The last Stones two stories I did like uite a lot A Race for Madmen: The History of the Tour de France they The Promised Land together with The Case of Charles Dexter Ward saved Forgotten Child the book from getting just one star; The Silver Key and Through The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E the Gates of The Promise of Happiness the Silver Key They had The Key the FIRST WEEK AT COW SCHOOL twists in plot which I love in Lovecraft's later prose and were ok written Ironically in The Fine Colour of Rust the last story which is a collaboration with E Hoffman Price I liked Love, Splat the parts written by Price best because Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth they held The Sixth Wife true The Question the I Heart Bedtime (Martha and the Bunny Brothers the Lovecraftian storytelling but had action and a lot less adjectiveadverbs What was interesting Good Bad Woman though is how clear Lovecraft's advancement as a writer stood out as I had already read his latest work in Would Like to Meet the A Good Land third Omnibus There he excelled and The Giant Within: Maximize Your Self-Esteem the stories were A História de Edgar Sawtelle truly scary I do hope Love Is a Four-Letter Word the second Omnibus resembles Scandals that work The Rest Is Noise Series: Zion Park: Messiaen, Ligeti, and the Avant-Garde of the Sixties than his earliest

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Short novels The Case of Charles Dexter Ward At the Mountains of Madness and The Dream uest of Unknown Kadath Timeless in their appeal these classics of the sinister and the macabre hold the power to truly terri. This book collects 7 novels and novella's written by Hp lovecraft I read all these between other books over a very long period I just finished the last story in here Most of these are part of his chuthullu mythos All the stories were at least enjoyable and some of them like at the mountains of madness or dreamuest in unknown kaddath are very good The language is very difficult at times but the way the language is used provokes a very chilling effect at times In the pacing and the characterization you feel that these stories are written in the 20's 30's and 40's But you also clearly see the influence Lovecraft has on modern horror writersLovecraft is a writer everybody should have at least sampled

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He whole spectrum of those working in the horror genre from Stephen King to the creators of hit TV show Buffy the Vampire SlayerGathered together in this volume are seven of his greatest works including the three. The horror in At the Mountains of Madness is not in sadistic descriptions of slashings torturings mutilations and bloodletting but rather in the slow build up of the feeling that humanity is not alone in the universe and that the other inhabitants if they consider us at all don't really think much of us The only times the history of the Elder Things mentions us it is as either an amusing animal kept for entertainment or as a foodstuffThe horror is that there are unfathomable depths of pre history that humankind are very much late comers and that if we are not careful we might come to the notice of things that could wipe us away with little thoughtNonetheless the Elder Things are portrayed as one of the few if not the only of Lovecraft's non human races with which we can feel any sympathy He remarks that despite the terrible toll they take upon the expedition they were not evil things of their kind and that they had not acted any differently than would we in the same circumstances The fate of the Elder Things is one that evokes a feeling of pityI've read that this story de mythologises the Cthulhu Mythos and recasts the stories as science fiction rather than as tales of the supernatural and cosmic horror but I don't think that is necessarily correct Although the Elder Things are described as being composed of normal matter and having originated somewhere within our own mundane dimension Lovecraft specifically states that the Star Spawn of Cthulhu and the Mi Go are composed at least partly of some exotic material and that their origins lie outside the realm we know Also credit must be given to Lovecraft's characterisation something that he is not often accorded the story is written from the perspective of a scientist who has interpretted the history of the Elder Things through pictorial representations Naturally the narrator's own world view that of scientific materialism infuses his interpretationOne of Lovecraft's best


10 thoughts on “At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror The HP Lovecraft Omnibus 1

  1. says:

    This book has been in my collection for some years now but I have never got round to reading it In fact its the first of a 3 volume set and part of the Grafton series of Lovecraft and Cthulhu books Now I will have to put my hand up and admit though I have read many of the stories before You see I have lost count of the number of editions versions and combinations of books which contain the works of H P lovecraft and his fellow macabre authors So this was a far easier read than you would expect even with the 500 plus pages to this first volumeSo why keep this edition when it clearly has its contents elsewhere well apart from the brilliant Tim White cover he did the covers for all the books and the Hounds of Tindalos is one of my favourites the book has some of my favourite stories from LovecraftOkay this may sound sacrilegious but Lovecraft wrote a lot in his sadly short writing career some are brilliant some are truly astounding but some are sadly lacking and unfortunately every different anthologies have varying mixes of uality Thankfully in this case they are all goodSo what of the stories well apart from no spoilers and a very wide range of stories the titular story is a classic So much so that it seems to be stuck in development hell as various people struggle to get the story turned in a film I hope they doSo for fans of horror who want to know a little of the grand masters of the genres this is as good a place to start however be warned Lovecraft's style is not for everything it is atmosphere than shock horror but if that is your thing this is a must


  2. says:

    I absolutely love HP lovecraft at first I found his works to be very hard to grasp but I suddenly just understood and I'm now addicted this book is delightful especially his dream circle works two of stuch are in this book


  3. says:

    I've already read the third Omnibus and in comparison to that this was a major disappointment It had its good parts naturally but on the whole it was tedious and not horrifying in the least which is supposed to be the point The prose is chocked full of adjectives and adverbs which really slows the stories down If half or two thirds of them had been cut out all the stories would've been instantly better because the plots and characters are actually uite good It was much too labouring to read The action was delayed too much and it didn't add that creepy effect delay in horror is supposed to have Also most of the stories were too repetetive with the use of descriptive phrases attached to certain characters and mentioned everytime they were mentioned This can certainly have massive effect in a text but here it just got too much and I started skipping whole phrases and sentences because yesI do remember that the shrouded emperor should not be named I get it now No need to hammer it in And since he is building up a mythos with a lot of the same characters in all the stories this necessarily got annoying after a while I do realise however that Lovecraft probably didn't mean for a lot of his stories to be read at once which is what made the repetitions tedious as stand alone stories or stories read at intervals this would probably work much better The last two stories I did like uite a lot they together with The Case of Charles Dexter Ward saved the book from getting just one star; The Silver Key and Through the Gates of the Silver Key They had the twists in plot which I love in Lovecraft's later prose and were ok written Ironically in the last story which is a collaboration with E Hoffman Price I liked the parts written by Price best because they held true the the Lovecraftian storytelling but had action and a lot less adjectiveadverbs What was interesting though is how clear Lovecraft's advancement as a writer stood out as I had already read his latest work in the third Omnibus There he excelled and the stories were truly scary I do hope the second Omnibus resembles that work than his earliest


  4. says:

    The horror in At the Mountains of Madness is not in sadistic descriptions of slashings torturings mutilations and bloodletting but rather in the slow build up of the feeling that humanity is not alone in the universe and that the other inhabitants if they consider us at all don't really think much of us The only times the history of the Elder Things mentions us it is as either an amusing animal kept for entertainment or as a foodstuffThe horror is that there are unfathomable depths of pre history that humankind are very much late comers and that if we are not careful we might come to the notice of things that could wipe us away with little thoughtNonetheless the Elder Things are portrayed as one of the few if not the only of Lovecraft's non human races with which we can feel any sympathy He remarks that despite the terrible toll they take upon the expedition they were not evil things of their kind and that they had not acted any differently than would we in the same circumstances The fate of the Elder Things is one that evokes a feeling of pityI've read that this story de mythologises the Cthulhu Mythos and recasts the stories as science fiction rather than as tales of the supernatural and cosmic horror but I don't think that is necessarily correct Although the Elder Things are described as being composed of normal matter and having originated somewhere within our own mundane dimension Lovecraft specifically states that the Star Spawn of Cthulhu and the Mi Go are composed at least partly of some exotic material and that their origins lie outside the realm we know Also credit must be given to Lovecraft's characterisation something that he is not often accorded the story is written from the perspective of a scientist who has interpretted the history of the Elder Things through pictorial representations Naturally the narrator's own world view that of scientific materialism infuses his interpretationOne of Lovecraft's best


  5. says:

    Although I have read some Mythos stories it has taken me a while to actually dive into anything penned by Lovecraft himself I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did but other than the rather meandering The Dream uest of Unknown Kadath I found all these longer stories to be engaging and still for the most part uite chilling The Case of Charles Dexter Ward was the highlight of the book for me; a dark character piece with a few unexpected turns and genuinely creepy moments At the Mountains of Madness itself is like a blueprint for some of the classic horrorsci fi of the last 50 years the ancestry of Alien and The Thing are clear to see Lovecraft's style can be a bit flowery or the grim euivalent fungal? at times but this is not distracting once tuned into


  6. says:

    If you're at all interested in horror you really need to read Lovecraft He put together so many ideas that many writers continue to use At the Mountains of Madness is one of his best worksAn expedition to the Antarctic suffers mysterious losses and the expedition leader goes to find out what happened to one of the scouting teams He finds signs of ancient civilization and so much The past isn't always gone and cliche as it is there are some things Mortal Man was not meant to know It's a short book but a well crafted one and a must for horror readersThe edition I read which doesn't seem to be listed in Goodreads is The Definitive Edition which includes at the back a commentary on horror writing at that time by Lovecraft himself That alone was worth reading if you're devoted to this kind of story


  7. says:

    This book collects 7 novels and novella's written by Hp lovecraft I read all these between other books over a very long period I just finished the last story in here Most of these are part of his chuthullu mythos All the stories were at least enjoyable and some of them like at the mountains of madness or dreamuest in unknown kaddath are very good The language is very difficult at times but the way the language is used provokes a very chilling effect at times In the pacing and the characterization you feel that these stories are written in the 20's 30's and 40's But you also clearly see the influence Lovecraft has on modern horror writersLovecraft is a writer everybody should have at least sampled


  8. says:

    Having discovered under the influence of friends HP Lovecraft while still in high school I continued to pick up volumes of his work as I happened upon them This particular collection I read during summer vacation from college while staying at grandmother's cottage in SW MichiganThe novella at the center of this small collection is one of Lovecraft's major works somewhat reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket


  9. says:

    This contains Lovecraft's two classic short novels At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward together with the less essential Dream uest of Unknown Kadath and some other story about a thinly disguised version of HPL himself AtMoM and tCoCDW are both wonderfully creepy endlessly re readable peaks of the horror genre


  10. says:

    H P Lovecraft's Novels by August Derleth At the Mountains of Madness The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Dreams in the Witch House The Statement of Randolph Carter The Dream uest of Unknown Kadath The Silver Key Through the Gates of the Silver Key


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