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Old 10-01-09, 03:46 PM   #1
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HP Lovecraft: Cthulhu stories

I've heard great things about these stories. I don't really know much about them. From the info on Wikipedia, I gather they are a bunch of related short stories rather than novels.

I was looking at my local library online to try to get an anthology, but it's a vicious labyrinth to find a good anthology. Some look like they might have "fan fiction" from other authors, and other craziness.

Can anybody point me to a good source of what books/stories there are, what order they should be read (if it matters), or a good anthology that has them compiled well?
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I can't help with an anthology, but a decent book that I own is "The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre" ISBN 0-345-35080-4. Hope this helps.
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I can't help with an anthology, but a decent book that I own is "The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre" ISBN 0-345-35080-4. Hope this helps.
Found it at my local library and placed hold. Thanks.
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I've heard great things about these stories. I don't really know much about them. From the info on Wikipedia, I gather they are a bunch of related short stories rather than novels.

I was looking at my local library online to try to get an anthology, but it's a vicious labyrinth to find a good anthology. Some look like they might have "fan fiction" from other authors, and other craziness.

Can anybody point me to a good source of what books/stories there are, what order they should be read (if it matters), or a good anthology that has them compiled well?
from what I'm told it's some sweet ****, a good family friend is all about the HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu thing.
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I've read all of them. Some are good, some are horrible.
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Just a little too weird for this old D&Ders taste. Maybe my resistance is due to my attitude that psionics is total rubbish.
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Just a little too weird for this old D&Ders taste. Maybe my resistance is due to my attitude that psionics is total rubbish.
Do you also think its cheating to use iron blades against stone-age opponents? Those were the good old days, let me tell you.

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I haven't read any Lovecraft since I checked out the Necronomican from the Innesmouth public library.

Great stuff, read some of Kings works and you see he owes more than a small
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Nah. The Stone Agers had the audacity to intrude where they had no business being - so a Meteor Shower seemed a fitting welcome present.
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Great stuff, read some of Kings works and you see he owes more than a small
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Brian Lumley owes a HUGE debt to HPL. I really like his stuff though. And Lovecraft is just the master..
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Actually most American horror writers owe much to Lovecraft. read the Necroscope series
a long time ago, might have to revist those.

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From HP Lovecraft Wikipedia reference:

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"the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."
Not that I consider "Stephen King" a ringing endorsement, but still, he's big enough a name that its nice to see the credit given.

For the record, part of the reason I've gotten interested is not only because I've heard how great he is, but he is often compared with EA Poe. EA Poe is one of my favorite all-time authors.
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Not that I consider "Stephen King" a ringing endorsement, but still, he's big enough a name that its nice to see the credit given.
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Makes perfect sense. I don't care for King either.
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Makes perfect sense. I don't care for King either.
I'll join you in that club.
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Let's see how Cthulhu stands up to a BFG-9000. Wimp.
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I've heard great things about these stories. I don't really know much about them. From the info on Wikipedia, I gather they are a bunch of related short stories rather than novels.

I was looking at my local library online to try to get an anthology, but it's a vicious labyrinth to find a good anthology. Some look like they might have "fan fiction" from other authors, and other craziness.

Can anybody point me to a good source of what books/stories there are, what order they should be read (if it matters), or a good anthology that has them compiled well?
i did too. when i was in high school.
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Some good info:http://io9.com/5391563/lovecraft-101...f-scifi+horror
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I can't help with an anthology, but a decent book that I own is "The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre" ISBN 0-345-35080-4. Hope this helps.
LM3K....took this advice and found this book at the public library. It seems to be a good anthology that is all Lovecraft and not half fan stories from other authors. I've been reading it on and off. Read about 5 stories so far. A nice way to end the day just before going to bed.
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Glad to help, I might have to read it again myself (it's been a few years).
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