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Never read lovecraft, where should I start?


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#31    Wyvernkeeper

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:37 PM

View PostShrine Builder, on 21 June 2011 - 08:03 AM, said:

Surprised no one has mentioned "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath."

Or...even "The Dunwich Horror."

Wtf is wrong with you people?  Not even a slight gesture at "The Hound."

Good point, Dunwich Horror is incredibly creepy!!


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:15 PM

View PostWyvernkeeper, on 21 June 2011 - 06:37 PM, said:

Good point, Dunwich Horror is incredibly creepy!!


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

I 'd go for necronomicon.


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:51 PM

View PostSet the Fallen, on 23 June 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

I 'd go for necronomicon.
Lovecraft never actually wrote the necronomicon... the only bits of it that exist are in other short stories he wrote.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

View PostAgent D. Scully, on 23 June 2011 - 07:51 PM, said:

Lovecraft never actually wrote the necronomicon... the only bits of it that exist are in other short stories he wrote.
I know, but it is a good collection of his work. It's a good place to start as I see it.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:03 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed The Hound.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:29 PM

Does anyone have any online links to any of his work they could provide?  My apologies if someone already posted it and I missed it.  I didn't bother going through the entire thread.


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:29 PM

i started with the call of cthulhu i dont read them in any order just choose them randomly i have the ebooks since where i live there is no way i can get any of his works, same goes for clive barker, stephen king and many other good authors


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

View PostLycanthropyst, on 01 October 2011 - 01:29 PM, said:

i started with the call of cthulhu i dont read them in any order just choose them randomly i have the ebooks since where i live there is no way i can get any of his works, same goes for clive barker, stephen king and many other good authors
You can't order them online? O.o
You know, you can ask a store to order one for you, they usually always do that. Beside, if I can find a copy in a run down store in the middle of nowhere without ordering it, anyone can. It's much nicer to read from a book after all. And using a pc all the time is bad.  :ph34r:


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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

View PostSoul Kitchen, on 07 May 2011 - 01:25 AM, said:

Thanks guys, I guess I'll start with some short stories to get acquainted with his vocabulary. And I'll get that "Necronomicon" thing. I really wish I had a kindle...

I started with Herbert West - Re-animator and then onto  The Dunwich Horror and then The Rats In the walls. You'll find once you have read a few of his shorter stories you'll end up wanting to read some of the longer ones.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

I am a great fan of the Mythos and have several of HP's anthologies. I also have some books written by his contemporaries such as August Derleth, Robert Bloch and Brian Lumley. I also suggest you try and read some of William Hope Hodgson's work such as "The House on the Borderland" and maybe "The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'", also if you can find it "Carnacki the Ghost-Finder".

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

View PostBracket, on 19 May 2011 - 09:57 PM, said:

Wow.  :no:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

View PostHawkLord, on 01 January 2012 - 05:03 PM, said:

I am a great fan of the Mythos and have several of HP's anthologies. I also have some books written by his contemporaries such as August Derleth, Robert Bloch and Brian Lumley. I also suggest you try and read some of William Hope Hodgson's work such as "The House on the Borderland" and maybe "The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'", also if you can find it "Carnacki the Ghost-Finder".

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

I love how you read lovecraft for the first time and you discover that he is not a romance novelist and thus get introduced to the brilliant world of horror! ;)

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

If you enjoy them you may like the games inspired from them.
http://en.wikipedia....i/Arkham_Horror

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