The list author says: "I am a fan of all older spooky & fantastical fiction. These are the best of these genres I have read yet. I am always looking for more of these types of books, and more are coming back into print all the time. My favorite pulp stories are generally from 1920s-40s and I don't think any modern author has surpassed the skill of these writers yet."
"My favorite of the Penguin Lovecraft editions, even though it contains the Randolph Carter clunkers. It's unmissable because of the title story and "The Shadow Out of Time", both very different but some of the best."
"A collection of stories Lovecraft edited or rewrote for other authors during his life. The stories are arranged according to the amount Lovecraft is supposed to have changed them. My favorites are the title story and "The Mound"."
"There are some amazing ideas at work here, even if a few stories are a bit dated and racially insensitive at times. Howard is also an hugely gifted poet. Usually I will skip anything resembling poetry, but Howard's seem alive, manly, and usually violent."
"Even though there are a few snoozers here, Algernon Blackwood is a worthwhile read for those interested in gothic fiction. Many of his stories use the outdoors as sources of creeping terror and a feeling of isolation."