The Best of H.P. Lovecraft
by H.P. Lovecraft
This collection of 16 short stories makes a good introduction to Lovecraft's chilling work. Set mostly in small New England
towns and narrated by the lowly scholars of Miskatonic University, Lovecraft's work represents tremendous imagination and
vision. The imaginary settings of his stories, together with his infamous Cthulhu Mythos and Necronomicon, have provided
engaging material for the hungry reader. His stories are so densely packed with inventive ideas and fascinating concepts that
I often find myself grabbing for a pen and paper so that I may record some insightful burst of creativity. I also find myself
reaching for a dictionary quite often, as his prose tends to be verbose, but the pages still seem to turn themselves. Though
often referred to as the twentieth-century equivalent to Poe, Lovecraft's style is distinctive and frequently imitated, even
by modern writers such as Clive Barker, Stephen King, and Brian Lumley (whose Titus Crow stories are directly based on Lovecraft's
The H.P. Lovecraft Archive: Awesome reference to Lovecraft's works.
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Page 76: "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage
far." - from The Call of Cthulhu