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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:02 AM
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30. I own six collections of his work, along with another 2-3 of authors inspired by him
The "Cthulhu 2000" collection is neat - writers who penned their stuff in the 1990s and later.
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  -So this summer I finally read me some Lovecraft. SidneyCarton  Oct-06-09 09:45 AM   #0 
  - He is a master of invoking dread of the unknown.  Swede   Oct-06-09 10:42 AM   #1 
  - yeah, his (purple) prose style is so easy to parody for comic effect  cemaphonic   Oct-06-09 12:30 PM   #2 
  - He's great, and so was Robert E. Howard (of Conan fame).  Forkboy   Oct-06-09 12:35 PM   #3 
  - I have some Howard too.  SidneyCarton   Oct-06-09 12:44 PM   #4 
  - I loved the Solomon Kane stuff.  Forkboy   Oct-06-09 01:52 PM   #6 
     - Indeed, as a history student, I run into it all the time.  SidneyCarton   Oct-06-09 02:40 PM   #11 
  - And they connected their universes together.  proteus_lives   Oct-06-09 06:57 PM   #16 
     - Yes! And the trick was that they did it in a way that didn't totally suck!  Orrex   Oct-06-09 08:09 PM   #21 
  - yea his style doesn't lend well to theatrical interpretations  Lethe   Oct-06-09 01:11 PM   #5 
  - While probably not a close interpretation,  AllenVanAllen   Oct-06-09 02:25 PM   #8 
     - i can only pray that when i die i will be viewing something like that  Lethe   Oct-06-09 02:47 PM   #12 
     - Maybe you'll swim with the Deep Ones.....  proteus_lives   Oct-06-09 07:04 PM   #17 
     - I just lost a mountain's worth of Sanity Points...  Hayabusa   Oct-06-09 06:04 PM   #14 
        - Right! It's freakin' awesome.  AllenVanAllen   Oct-06-09 09:45 PM   #25 
  - It helps to see him as a writer of science fiction, rather than of horror.  Orsino   Oct-06-09 01:55 PM   #7 
  - He's the master! And his tone - his mood, the pace, the word-pictures he paints -  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-06-09 02:32 PM   #9 
  - I discovered Lovecraft while I was in high school  derby378   Oct-06-09 02:36 PM   #10 
  - I first started to read his books back in summer of 1968.  texanwitch   Oct-06-09 05:23 PM   #13 
  - I love HPL!  proteus_lives   Oct-06-09 06:56 PM   #15 
  - Cthulhu Tract!!!!  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-06-09 07:09 PM   #18 
     - I've loved that tract for a long time!  proteus_lives   Oct-06-09 07:17 PM   #19 
     - I have that posted on my blog, I love it!  SidneyCarton   Oct-07-09 09:32 AM   #29 
  - Which Lovecraft book should I start with  EndersDame   Oct-06-09 07:39 PM   #20 
  - Here's a good paperback to start  AllenVanAllen   Oct-06-09 09:39 PM   #23 
     - I agree--that's an excellent starting point!  Orrex   Oct-06-09 09:42 PM   #24 
        - I love reading it right before I go to bed sometimes.  AllenVanAllen   Oct-06-09 09:58 PM   #26 
           - One of my all-time favorite Lovecraft stories is mostly just a fragment  Orrex   Oct-06-09 10:34 PM   #27 
              - God! When will I awaken?!!!  AllenVanAllen   Oct-06-09 11:42 PM   #28 
  - Check out the trailer for the Call of Cthulhu movie: it's teh awesome!  Orrex   Oct-06-09 08:10 PM   #22 
  - I own six collections of his work, along with another 2-3 of authors inspired by him  PVnRT   Oct-07-09 10:02 AM   #30 
  - Another great read: The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft  qb   Oct-07-09 10:51 AM   #31 

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