The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

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Frequently imitated and widely influential, H.P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the twentieth century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S.T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu'. This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, 2011
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780143106487
Characteristics: xxvii, 420 pages ;,20 cm.


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Jan 25, 2019

This masterpiece of a book created by the master of horror H.P Lovecraft has influenced many horror creators ranging from Stephen king, guillermo del toro and Hideo Kojima. This book is amazing as Lovecraft was able to create a beast that seems so real. The word "weird" doesnt even begin to describe these stories as they are quite unusual in very different ways. This book is definitely a classic and Lovecraft's talents truly show as he is able to perfectly blend imagination with humor and both reality while still being able to retain the horror focus. He does an excellent job at hinting what could be happening without giving away what is truly occurring and leaving you in extreme suspense. I would recommend this book to horror lovers and people that love thrillers however it should be noted that most of the stories start off slow and then they increasingly draw you in. Overall this horror classic is amazing and everyone should give it a try. 4.5/5 Stars.
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Apr 18, 2018

I know Lovecraft is a classic, but seriously, the word "weird" is so perfectly applied to this book, I can't think of any other way to describe it.

May 26, 2010

Brilliant tales by the master of cosmic horror. Lovecraft created a sub-genre and the central story of this anthology, "The Call of Cthulhu," inspired many others - Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Mike Mignola, to name a few.

A must-read for any lovers of horror, pulp adventure, Nietzschean perspective on human insignificance, or tentacles!

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