Monday, August 31, 2009
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft
A collection of short stories by the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, showcasing his development as a writer from his early works to the classics, such as "Herbert West, Reanimator" (the basis for the movie Reanimator) and the title story, which was recently made into a great silent film by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. As the back cover copy says: "Credited with inventing the modern horror tradition, H.P. Lovecraft remade the genre in the early twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe."