At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror #2020

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror By H.P. Lovecraft At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror The finest works of H P Lovecraft renowned as one of the great horror writers of all time A major figure in twentieth century supernatural fiction H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He h
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  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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  • At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror By H.P. Lovecraft
    At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror By H.P. Lovecraft The finest works of H P Lovecraft, renowned as one of the great horror writers of all time.A major figure in twentieth century supernatural fiction, H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He has influenced the whole spectrum of those working in the horror genre, from Stephen King to the creators of hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Gathered together in this volThe finest works of H P Lovecraft, renowned as one of the great horror writers of all time.A major figure in twentieth century supernatural fiction, H P Lovecraft produced works of enduring power He has influenced the whole spectrum of those working in the horror genre, from Stephen King to the creators of hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Gathered together in this volume are seven of his greatest works, including the three short novels, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath Timeless in their appeal, these classics of the sinister and the macabre hold the power to truly terrify.
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    • H.P. Lovecraft

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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    • 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 [...]


    • Pendant des ann es on m a conseill de lire du Lovecraft J ai fini par c der et j ai achet les trois tomes de la s rie Omnibus, laquelle se veut un rassemblement de l ensemble des crits de cet auteur Mon impression g n rale apr s la lecture du premier tome est peu pr s la m me qu en lisant du Stephen King imagination d brid e, id es qui me plaisent norm ment, mais un traitement qui me laisse sur ma faim, et qui surtout ne me fait pas vivre d motions particuli res Dans ces histoires, il n y a rien [...]


    • 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 foodstuff.The horror is that there are unfathomable depths of pre [...]


    • 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 works.An 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 sh [...]


    • 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 Quest of Unknown Kadath , I found all these longer stories to be engaging and still, for the most part, quite 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 Mou [...]


    • 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 dreamquest 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 characterizat [...]


    • I absolutely love H.P 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.


    • This was a surprisingly good book for something that was written almost a century ago The stories are pretty enthralling I especially enjoyed The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and Through the Gates of the Silver Key.


    • Well worth re reading Several of the stories still hold up well, especially the Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward.


    • I didn t enjoy this as much as I thought I would which is a shame The characters didn t draw me into the stories which seemed to lead nowhere in particular.




    • I have been listening to the H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcraft s it works through Lovecraft s stories in chronological order I started off reading the stories on my iPod but decide that I didn t like reading the longer stories that way, so I bought a three volume Omnibus of his stories, and now it is only the ghost written stories he wrote for other people that I need to read on line I started listening to the podcast in October 2010 from the first episode, and had caught up with the early episode [...]


    • Before reading this compilation, I had never read any of Lovecraft s works, although I had naturally heard about him a lot I am usually not a horror person I especially avoid horror movies and the like and so I never had much of an inclination to read him initially I am, however, glad I finally did since as it turns out, Lovecraft is being gravely misrepresented as a horror writer I would classify his stories as mystical fiction, now that I ve read some of them All in all, I ve really enjoyed r [...]


    • This omnibus collects Lovecraft s slightly longer tales, with a few shorter ones thrown into the mix The volume opens with Lovecraft s masterpiece, At the Moutain of Madness, which is about an expedition to Antarctica that has found mysterious remnants and encountered horrors in their own right The academic narrator s reluctance to set down what happened while simultaneously feeling compelled to tell the world in order to stop a planned second expedition to the region is captured splendidly in t [...]


    • When it comes to Lovecraft, my story s pretty typical for the horror fan I first started reading him in various genre anthologies I would be entranced by the occasional story with its weird, all by itself kind of style In the end, when I saw three budget priced volumes collecting virtually all of the author s stories, I knew I had to get them.This first omnibus collects together the author s longest works AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS The second longest thing Lovecraft wrote A first person diary n [...]


    • 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 quite good It was much too labouring to [...]


    • I think I definitely like the idea of Lovecraft a lot than reading actual Lovecraft I know he has very fervent fans, but let s face it he s not a great writer Maybe not even a good one But he had some great ideas, and his enduring legacy proves it.He s the master of the ill defined, indescribable, unmentionable horror that can t and won t ever be described No writer has ever used adjectives while not ever actually describing anything He ll spend 20 pages telling you how a character investigate [...]


    • My first time reading H.P Lovecraft and what a great time i had I was borrowed two omnibus editions am currently reading through the 2nd book There is no doubt he was very talented with his words and descriptions I find his stories seem to have similar aspects and he often repeats him self regarding visual images looking like art works What makes his work special though was the aspect of dreams and reality and how they cross This is best realised in the last collection of short stories which all [...]


    • My first experience of Lovecraft was mixed The first two stories in this collection, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, ranged from good to great I found ATMOM somewhat repetitive but an intriguing introduction to Lovecraft s work, but I loved CDW from beginning to end it was much closer to what I d been led to expect from the author.The Dreams in the Witch House was decent Didn t do a lot for me overall but it contained some cool imagery.I really enjoyed The Statem [...]


    • H.P Lovecraft Omnibus 1 At the Mountains of Madness 1999 sis lt nimikkonovellinsa ja lyhyen johdatuksen lis ksi kuusi muuta Lovecraft tarinaa The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Silver Key sek Through the Gates of the Silver Key N ist nelj j lkimm ist kertovat Randolph Carterin seikkailuista unimaailmassa ja sen ulkopuolella, muiden ollessa enemm n tai v hemm n itsen isi tarinoita.Kokoelman kiinn [...]


    • A collection of four stories The first, At the Mountains of Madness, is a stark contrast to most horror stories As it takes place in the stark whiteness of Antarctica The Elder Thing makes its wonderful appearance, albeit not in full form But unfortunately a lot of procrastination in the writing drags us on, and we never do see much of the Elder Thing but only hints of it, and eventually something else I enjoyed this story probably the most, despite the snail pace in the beginning And especially [...]


    • After reading this and Tracy Kidder back to back, I m thinking of writing a sequel, Mountains Beyond Mountains of Madness , in which Paul Farmer sets up a clinic asylum in Antarctica to care for Great Old Ones displaced by Shoggoth attack But seriously, folks I like Lovecraft ok The Shadow over Innsmouth being my personal favorite , but I ve never been an especially big fan If you ve read one of his stories, you ve pretty much read them all That said, At the Mountains of Madness is one of his be [...]


    • At the Mountain of Madness The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Entertaining.The Dreams in the Witch House Quite creepy There was a bit character to this character, and everyone loves haunted mansions.The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath I had to constantly remind myself that I wasn t reading a Neil Gaiman book Style wise, this story was very different from the others The cats, the descriptions of places and only briefly mentioned happenings, the long sentences, starting with and after a punctuation it [...]


    • It s hard to write a critique of short stories, especially a set of them that make up a larger story I m referring to Haunter of the Dark and At the Mountains of Madness, as nearly each story is part of the larger Cthulhu mythos I love these stories and his antiquated style of writing, which wasn t his era, just his preferred style which matches the content so well Lovecraft is the only writer who scares me King doesn t, neither does Poe or Lumley Whenever I m reading Lovecraft and it s invariab [...]


    • I read this as the Classic Mystery Horror Crime Fiction entry for the Back to the Classics Challenge I ve had a copy of this for sometime, and have never gotten around to reading it, so this was the perfect excuse.It s really interesting to see how writing has changed over time At the Mountains of Madness contains many long winded descriptive passages that took a little getting used to Once I gotten used to that, the book really to a hold of me It s easy to see why this is considered a horror cl [...]


    • How many times can a writer use the word eldritch I m sure it appears every 4th page in every story in this collection On balance,I prefer the shorter works in Omnibus 3 because these longer ones do show that his style can be ponderous and verbose and the stories are unsettling Many times I caught myself thinking get on with it as yet another eldritch description unfurled I can t fault Lovecraft s imagination and creation of a mythos but the execution is disappointing Your mileage may of course [...]


    • First introduction to Lovecraft Solid entertainment No grand masterpiece HP starts to repeat his phrases after a while, but his honest infatuation with his particular brand of horror comes through in his style and is beguiling in its own way.But I had to stop after a while you see, I work with architecture software that generates and manipulates complex geometry You do that for 10, 20 hours a day and then try to relax reading about shifting, non euclidean forms that appear and disappear, opening [...]


    • Okay, I will start this review by saying I respect H P Lovecraft for what he has done for the horror genre At the Mountains of madness was a bit disappointing to me I know Lovecraft can be wordy, but this story was insane with the adjectives Also, I can imagine that in his time the idea of what could be found in the antarctic was far creepier then it is today.The other stories in the book were far better in my opinion My favorite was The Shunned House P.S Not sure if the version I have selected [...]


    • Having discovered, under the influence of friends, H.P 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 Michigan.The 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.


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