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The Road to Madness Paperback – October 1, 1996
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You see, I thought I had everything by Lovecraft. But I would catch allusions to things like the "Martense kin", "the U-Boat", and Arthur Jermyn. I couldn't find these references in any of my books, when I realized I was missing THE TOMB. Rather than buy this out-of-print book, I picked up ROAD TO MADNESS. It has served me well as a general collection of the most enduring elements of Lovecraft's fiction. The 3 Del Rey collections (ROAD TO MADNESS, BEST OF HP LOVECRAFT, DREAM CYCLE OF HP LOVECRAFT) are pretty comprehensive of HPLs corpus. I am posting below a list of the contents of THE ROAD TO MADNESS under the heading of other sources for the same stories, to let you decide how much overlap it has with other anthologies you might own.Read more ›
The best thing about Lovecraft's storytelling is the way he describes things so vividly, and yet leaves a lot to your own imagination. Although he can drag on at times, the stories always come together in the end. One of my favorites is Dagon, with an incredible introduction and conclusion. My personal favorite was probably Memory. It was one page, and it gives you just a taste of Lovecraft's brilliant imagination.
One last note: the cover on this book is incredible. John Jude Palencar is a great artist.
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First published in 1996, this collection of H. P. Lovecraft's work is the last of the Ballantine/Del Rey anthologies to feature material not previously published. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jay
But be wary, I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and I do enjoy these collected issues, some of the stories are gripping and some fall flat. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sean Thorstad
H.P. Lovecraft is amazing. This book is of great quality and well-put together. I'll enjoy this for many years to come.Published 1 month ago by Whitney Vaught
Didn't have the rats in the wall story which was one of the creepiest I remember reading as a teenager. The book itself is well made, not an average mass market paperback.Published 19 months ago by NeverMind
Excellent book featuring many of Lovecraft's earlier works into his middle writing period. Some great stories in this volume. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Joel Kvenvolden's Page of Wonder!
I loved Lovecraft when I first read him as a "tween" some 53 years ago. This is simply a re-packaging of some of his work, and as such, still great. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Edward J. Uecker