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HP Lovecraft

Postby shijima123 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:21 am

Any other fans of Lovecraft out there. I loved his story Re-Animator, and The Shadow over Innsmouth. Curious what others think. :eye:
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Postby Wizard_Pupil » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:26 pm

Well, I don´t know if "The Necronomicon" counts as a "book" written by Lovecraft.
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Postby John_Ronald_Reuel » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:46 am

Well...........ah. :) :( :)
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Postby ceolwulf » Mon May 23, 2005 4:22 pm

Although a good read I find a need to have an encyclopedia to hand as HPL uses quite a few antiquated words in his stories. Yes I know he wrote many years ago which is why. I prefer the stories done by Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth etc
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Postby Tweak » Wed May 25, 2005 1:53 pm

Darn mirrors.
Always have creepy monsters lurking in them.
Oh well, back to the pit.
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Re: HP Lovecraft

Postby Kengo » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:58 pm

shijima123 wrote:Any other fans of Lovecraft out there. I loved his story Re-Animator, and The Shadow over Innsmouth. Curious what others think. :eye:

I am definitely a fan of H.P. Lovecraft's writings. I purchased all the Arkham House hardcover editions last year.

www.arkhamhouse.com

Do you also enjoy Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith?
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HP Lovecraft

Postby shijima123 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:10 am

No I have not read any Howard or Smith, but I am always looking for new authors and books, anything you would specifically recommend by either author Kengo? :twisted:
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Re: HP Lovecraft

Postby Kengo » Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:49 am

shijima123 wrote:No I have not read any Howard or Smith, but I am always looking for new authors and books, anything you would specifically recommend by either author Kengo? :twisted:

They both wrote cosmic-horror and dark-fantasy at the same time as Lovecraft. These three authors make up the Weird Tales "Triumvirate". All three wrote cosmic-horror "Mythos" stories. So I think you would really enjoy their cosmic-horror stories. Also, since you like Tolkien and fantasy, you woud likely enjoy their dark-fantasy stories.

You can read some of their public domain stories at www.blackmask.com

H.P. Lovecraft (cosmic-horror, Mythos)

http://www.blackmask.com/cgi-bin/newlin ... aft&catid=

Robert E. Howard (Conan the Cimmerian, Bran Mak Morn, Solomon Kane, King Kull, cosmic-horror,dark-fantasy, Mythos)

http://www.blackmask.com/cgi-bin/newlin ... x.html&d=1

Clark Ashton Smith (cosmic-horror, dark-fantasy, Mythos, )

http://www.blackmask.com/cgi-bin/newlin ... ith&catid=

There is a book called Nameless Cults that contains all of Robert E. Howard's Mythos stories. This can be found in paperback at Amazon etc.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... s&n=507846

For Clark Ashton Smith, I recommend A Rendezvous in Averoigne. You can get this hardcover here...

http://www.arkhamhouse.com/miva/merchan ... 7054-156-0
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Postby shijima123 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:21 am

Thank you!! Yay, new books to read, I will definatley check them out! :lol:
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Postby shijima123 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:22 am

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Postby shijima123 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:22 am

triple post, sorry, my computer is a maniac this morning. :oops:
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Postby Filthgrinder » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:48 am

Big Lovecraft fan too! :twisted:

The only really similar stuff I've read is The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson, a very strange tale!
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Postby Nár » Sun May 06, 2007 4:24 am

For me Lovecraft is one of the few horror authors (along with King ) who can be really unsettling.

Look at his short stories Dagon and the Call of Cthulhu: he manages to convey a "cosmic", metaphysical terror.

King has written an effective homage to Lovecraft, the short story "Jerusalem's Lot" in the collection Night Shift. Quite scary, I must say.
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Postby Nár » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:35 pm

I was thinking that HP Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien have something in common.

- both are fantasy authors - albeit in different subgenres - and their works have become famous for their rich "mythologies"

- they were born almost in the same year - although JRR had a much longer life

- both were not exactly considered "professional" writers

- both have been for a long time underrated by critics

- both have gained an impressive fan following over the years

- both were, in a way, "pioneers" who have been plagiarized to death and have inspired an incredible amount of books

Of course, there are also important differences between the two - a totally different Weltanschauung - JRR's faith and HPL's pessimistic nihilism for example. Still, from some point of views, I think a comparison between the two is not totally unappropriate.
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