Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales

Necronomicon The Best Weird Tales Originally written for the pulp magazines of the s and s H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror science fiction and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were whe

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were when first published This tome presents original versions of many of his most harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, in order of publication.

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Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales

  1. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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  1. All right, with this one under my belt, I think I can safely say that I ve read everything Lovecraft has ever written in his life I will then skip introducing the author who doesn t need any introduction, anyway and go through a rundown of some of my most beloved horror stories of his, which you can find in this collectionE OUTSIDER is my favorite Lovecraft story bar none It is also one of his shortest Written in the first person narrative as is often the case in his fiction , it tells of a man [...]

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  3. It seriously took a publisher how much of a century to title a collection of Lovecraft s stories Necronomicon Like seventy years Did it really just not occur to anyone Shouldn t the first collected volume of his stories have been called that I blame August Derleth.Speaking of whom, I don t believe this edition features the re edited versions of the texts available in the Library of America edition of Lovecraft Necronomicon includes the older editions as published by Derleth s Arkham House, featu [...]

  4. I suppose the two best words to describe my feelings on the work of the 20th century s most prolific horror writer are mostly disappointing E GOODI wasn t disappointed with everything A bunch of stories stood out for me as being genuine, page turning excitement The Colour Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, Dreams in the Witch House, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward were all outstanding pieces of spookery that still managed to give me chills [...]

  5. NOTES ON THE STORIESThe Colour Out Of Space WIN And it s a stand alone story You don t need to know anything about the mythos for this one.Pickman s Model WIN Another stand alone story, without reference to the mythos Actually very creepy.The Shadow Over Innsmouth WIN A good introduction to the mythos, and a great introduction Lovecraft s story telling A perfectly crafted, perfectly creepy tale.

  6. A collection of Lovecraft, and what better collection is there To reiterate and reflect the thoughts of countless individuals this is essential supernatural horror But, to put forward my own commentary, I shall endeavour The tales laid out here are a trove of flawless narrative, impeccable originality and are told with such flair for language and charm stories interweave, threads unravel and sanity is wholly drained throughout Such keen attention to the progression of the stories, the hints of t [...]

  7. If i was stranded on a little island with just one book, this would be it.The best horror stories ever written.Could also be used as a chair or a little table in this scenario It s huge.

  8. H.P Lovecraft has been on my want to read list for years now He s one of the foremost names in literary horror and while horror fiction isn t usually my genre of choice, it is October so I figured I would dive in Well, this would have been one better left alone.I believe that it is possible to separate the art from the artist I still watch Roman Polanski films decades after Polanski was accused and pled guilty to rape, I won t go out of my way to avoid Tom Cruise films just because he s one of t [...]

  9. The Necronomicon is pretty much the complete works of H.P Lovecraft I cannot go into depth on all of his stories so I ll try to cover his stories as a hole if I can, but first.His writing style Lovecraft s style is complex, when it comes to him there are two types of people, those who will hate the way he writes horror and those who will love the way he writes horror Most of the time when he describes creatures he will give the basics of what it looks like, i.e, Something very big, loud and terr [...]

  10. Najve a milost koja nam je data, po mom mi ljenju je nesposobnost ljudskog uma da pove e sav svoj sadr aj ivimo na tihom ostrvu neznanja u sredi tu crnog mora ve nosti i nismo sazdani za duga putovanja Nauka, sa svakom disciplinom koja vu e na svoju stranu, malo nam je tete nanela do sada ali jednoga dana, zbrajanje raspar anog znanja otkri e nam tako u asan uvid u stvarnost i na u zastra uju u poziciju u njoj, da emo ili poludeti od tog otkrovenja ili pobe i od smrtonosnog svetla u mir i sigurn [...]

  11. To review a collection of works by an author over the course of their entire literary career can be difficult, but it also allows for a general review of their works Thus we have Necronomicon The Best Weird Tales, a collection of works by famed horror writer H.P Lovecraft.At it s essence, Lovecraft writes about mankind s oldest fear, the fear of the unknown Lovecraft s stories often center around the idea that the day to day experience of humanity is only a small fraction of reality, and that t [...]

  12. This is my H P Lovecraft s Dream Book The book design is grand, it also contents most of Lovecraft s major short novels I borrowed the book from library but I still totally want to own it

  13. Great stories in this collection I have this on my Audible account and find them atmospheric when listening to them than just reading them myself.

  14. Necronomicon is a collection of 36 tales and short stories by early twentieth century writer H.P Lovecraft, whose Cthulhu mythos cycle is today widely known even outside reading circles.The tales have been picked from different periods of Howard s life and are supposedly his best ones, although I reckon this is an entirely subjective matter and the editor s choice will differ from everyone else s Regardless of who chose them, to reduce so many different works to a single rating would be both har [...]

  15. Technically, as I averaged out each specific story, the rating turned out to be a 3.5, but given Lovecraft s literary impact and some genuinely great tales of horror, I decided to boost it up to a four instead of downgrading it to a three It was difficult to continue at certain times as Lovecraft s tales are often formulaic, following the same basic storytelling structure, but fortunately as it progressed the style became varied My favorites were The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Cats of Ul [...]

  16. There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live and move to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and dwellers in twilight It is possible that man may sometimes return on the track of evolution, and it is my belief that an awful lore is not yet dead Arthur Machen quoted as an introduction to The Horror at Red Hook Everyone must read a little Lovecraft and Blackstone Audio s recently published edition of Necronomicon The Best Weird Tales of [...]

  17. Along with Eldritch Tales, The Necronomicon holds the complete works of HP Lovecraft in what are without doubt, the most beautifully bound editions of his works.Being my favourite author of all time, the Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales would both receive 5 stars from me.No one creates such a unique atmosphere as Lovecraft A quote from the great man himself sums it up for me If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgi [...]

  18. Necronomicon by H P Lovecraft is a short story collection presented in a beautiful tome format, featuring 36 tales of the weird and macabre.The book starts with shorter stories and progresses to much longer ones the first is less than a page and the longest is 102 pages in length There were several stories I thought were particularly well done and memorable Herbert West Reanimator is a dark tale which made me think of another classic horror Frankenstein Under The Pyramids is another which was fu [...]

  19. I liked this compilation of HP Lovecraft s short and medium length fiction much than Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos the latter is lacking several stories that contain essential background for the Cthulhu universe e.g The Dunwich Horror , At the Mountains of Madness and A Shadow over Innsmouth It also contains some straight up horror stories, but these don t compare to the tales of the Ancient Ones.

  20. I borrowed this from the library, and if we ever cross paths in a bookstore, I m going to need to buy it I got through a handful, including Dagon, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Colour out of Space Creepy, especially if you have a good imagination Masterful suspense You need to read at least three stories.

  21. This is my first H.P Lovecraft reading experience Loved it The whole style reminded me of the videogame Eternal Darkness Sanity s requiem Just amazing People, normal people getting dragged out of the contemporary atmosphere to be laid upon a diabolic place no one knows where it is actually happening It may happen in real life, in a real place or inside their own heads This one, Lovecraft, is gonna be one of my favorite authors.

  22. El fabuloso y enigm tico libro del Necronomicon se divide en dos partes La primera parte son cuentos que aparecieron en la revista Weird Tales, todos inspirados en el Necronomicon de H.P Lovecraft La segunda parte es la mitolog a de los Primigenios, Azathoth,Los perros T ndalos, el rabe loco AlHazred y claro, Cuthulhu Se recomienda haber le do previamente The Call of Cuthulhu, para darse una idea del contenido de ste libro.

  23. I normally do not put illustrations in my reviews, but for Lovecraft s Necronomicon I will make an exception Go ahead and look at it, it s amazing Painted by the artist Les Edwards, this is the first illustration you will come across when opening the Necronomicon, named after the fictional forbidden book written by the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred a pseudonym Lovecraft used in his young years, by the way which frequently reappears in Lovecraft s stories, and it gives you a good impression of the imag [...]

  24. Dios m o, van a estrenar en Marzo la adaptaci n Argentina de ste libro Muy oscuro el audiolibro.

  25. Amidst a very busy year of reading for me in 2014, this emerged as far and away the best thing I read Lovecraft completes owns and inhabits his writing style Everything is extraordinarily detailed, almost suffocating in a way It feels like he s trying to drown you in purple prose, which is completely enveloping He has this crazy ability to make it feel like the walls are closing in on you while at the same time writing about these situations that are mind expanding and dizzying I ve never read a [...]

  26. This may not be a complete collection of all of Lovecraft s tales but my god it is a damn good one none the less This anthology includes some of his best known works including The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Cats of Ulthar, Under the Pyramids, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror and At the Mountains of Madness and some os his lesser known tales and two of his poetry pieces Pulled together by Stephon Jones from the original publications, there are a few typos and minor errors however th [...]

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