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Together, these books offer 30 "weird stories" by our nation's greatest horror writer. In addition to the title piece, Cthulhu includes "Rats in the Walls," "Herbert West Reanimator" (the basis of several fun B movies), and "The Haunter of the Dark." The Thing sports such standards as "The Dunwich Horror," "Pickman's Model," and "Beyond the Wall of Sleep." These corrected texts present the definitive versions of each tale. Each volume also contains notes and an introduction by scholar S.T. Joshi.
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Reading Lovecraft is challenge enough, but listening to his work can be fraught with peril - unless William Roberts is at the mike. Readers and listeners either love or hate Lovecraft, most commonly because of his complex language and near overwhelming sentence structure. Roberts takes on this challenge and delivers these short stories beautifully. He seems to have wrangled the leviathan that is Lovecraft's style and bullied it into submission. His delivery is engaging and dramatic. It shows that he has spent time with the text and understands the author's sometimes dizzying style. Best of all, he is able to communicate that understanding to the listener. Roberts's narration provides a perfect introduction for newcomers who are interested in Lovecraft's work but who are intimidated by his reputation. --AudioFile Magazine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Editorial Reviews
This seemed to be the best place to start when reading Lovecraft. It is the first of three collections of his work issued by Penguin, the later collections being 'The Thing on the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Phil B
I hoped I would like the stories more than I do. Not much bad to say, just got a bit boring after 10 or so tales.Published 24 days ago by Lucas Beattie
The concept of H.P Lovecraft's work is that of the early 20th century in America, although some aspects of it are outdated.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by 로테군
I love it so far. Was always a fan of Call of Cthulhu and reading the other stories bring an inner fan boy out of me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johny
Bought this book to read on an airplane, and because other people have said that Lovecraft is a classic writer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christina S.
Listening to Lovecraft is a whole different experience from reading him. Both approaches are mind consuming experiences, but I have learned to savor the listening experience over... Read morePublished 8 months ago by McGuinnThompsonKaukonenVerlaineCarthyBassanaKaplanPenderStephensandSteveJones