More Early Horror Works: H.P. Lovecraft
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
More Early Horror Works
by H.P. Lovecraft
How have I never read H.P. Lovecraft before? Seriously, this is just wrong. One of the first authors I ever fell in love with was Edgar Allen Poe. I remember reading The Black Cat and realizing that not all books were like the happy-go-lucky Babysitters’ Club series. It was a wonderful thing to discover. After that I read all of Poe’s work and developed a deep love for dark tales.
Yet, somehow, even though people speak of Lovecraft in the same breath as Poe, I’ve never read anything by him. Thank goodness I finally picked up this short collection. It gave me just the taste I needed to know I want to read more.
This collection includes The Alchemist, The Picture in the House and The Tomb. The Alchemist was my favorite. I have a feeling this isn’t Lovecraft’s best work. The sheer fact that it’s called “More Early Horror Works” suggests there are better selections to be hard. But after really enjoying these, I’m hopeful I’ll love his other works.
Have you guys read H.P. Lovecraft and if so, what should I read next of his works?
I read this for the R.I.P. Challenge hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.
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