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I have read almost all of his works...The book to pick up if you can is "Tales"...It is a collections of his better stories...One of my favorites that does not get the fanfair it deserves is "The Thing on the Doorstep". Check it out i.
Just a note: all of his stuff is public domain so you can find most of it on the internet for free
I am not to sure if all of it is...I think that some of his later stories are not in the public domain yet..."the thing on the doorstep"...maybe it all is now. I thought that only recently did "The Call of Cthulhu" and "At the Mountains of Madness" become public.
Seems like the best place to ask.
Is it worth putting the Necronomicon on my Christmas wish list at all?
From what I understand it collects all his stories and comes in a very appropriate cover? Any one got and know of this copy at all?
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The Necronomicon is not HP Lovecraft thats from CoS and lavei. And besides that necronomicon is just some poorly concieved excretor bovinas intended to deprive you of your monies for which there are better uses (IE buying minis)
HP Lovecraft on the other hand is highly entertaining. I strongly recommend people to at least get the omnibuses with the essential works. If you can't get ahold of those you should try and get "at the mountains of madness" which is often considered to be the easiest road to take into the world of HP. Other than that I can recommend "the case of charles dexter ward" and "rats in the walls".
are you sure heres the link which seems to be HP Lovercrafts work although i maybe mistaken
Necronomicon: The Best Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft Gollancz S.F.: Amazon.co.uk: H.P. Lovecraft: Books
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It looks like just another collection of Lovecrafts works...The Necronomicon is not a real book. If it were, it would be written be the mad arab Abhul Alhazred ;-) At the Mountains of madness is a good read, I would look for "Tales" by HP Lovecraft, as it is one of the most complete collections of his works that I have seen to date.
Hi all! I loved horror gaming, and bought the first edition of 'Call of Cthulhu' RPG long ago. Naturally I got hooked and wanted to find out who these terrifying alien 'gods' were, so I started reading Lovecraft. I suggest everyone go to the library if you want to start reading Lovecraft, and try him there first. Lovecraft is a challenge to read in my opinion. A challenge to my vocabulary (antedeluvian? psychopomp?), a challenge to my reading endurance (That paragraph was -one- sentence?!), and a challenge to my imagination (it was not quite this, or that, or even vaguely the other thing...!).
But the mythos he wove...outstanding! People wade through his writing style for a real reason, his imagination was supreme!
Ah, someone mentioned 'The Thing on the Doorstep', truly masterful!
But seriously, go to a library, preferably late at night and pour over the blasphemous and fiendish works of H.P. Lovecraft. May it bring you as much creepy joy and nightmarish thrills as it did for me!
I read about 300 pages of a collected works over winter break. I enjoyed it, but the stories seemed rather formulaic after a while. I'll pick it back up sometime to read more. 500 more pages of weird to go.