#1
Hey I just started reading online about H.P. Lovecraft and his works and they seemed pretty cool, so I wanted to see if this was something I could get into. There seemed like a lot of different works and I was just wondering if someone had a good starting point to recommend to me or if anyone had any favorites books or anything.
Thanks.
#2
cthulu seems the one that gets the most attention. at least that's what i think. try that one, i've been thinking about reading his books also, but i'm lazy.
#4
Read Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family. At the end you'll be like " wait, did I just read what I think I read? wtf? ".

Also, The Picture in the House is really freaky.
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#5
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Didn't he write the Cat in the Hat or something like that?

Naw he wrote "Through The Looking Glass"
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cthulu seems the one that gets the most attention. at least that's what i think. try that one, i've been thinking about reading his books also, but i'm lazy.

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Naw he wrote "Through The Looking Glass"

Did you know that the guy who wrote the Bible also wrote Lord of the Rings?
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Did you know that the guy who wrote the Bible also wrote Lord of the Rings?

No shit?


I heard he wrote twilight too
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Did you know that the guy who wrote the Bible also wrote Lord of the Rings?

I got halfway through reading The Lord of the Rings before I realised that I was reading the Bible.
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#11
I have read a couple of his stories.
I was wondering if they would be worth the time, and they were.
You should check them out.
#12
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I got halfway through reading The Lord of the Rings before I realised that I was reading the Bible.

My edition of the Bible says "The Silmarillion", though.
#14
I got an anthology of his works from my school library called The Call of Cthulhu and other Weird Stories which had about 20 odd stories in it. I never finished it, but I really enjoyed the stories I read.

One thing I noticed about his style is his amazing ability to paint a picture in your mind - he was a real master of the English language, that's for sure. I'm sure you'll enjoy his stories
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I got an anthology of his works from my school library called The Call of Cthulhu and other Weird Stories which had about 20 odd stories in it. I never finished it, but I really enjoyed the stories I read.

One thing I noticed about his style is his amazing ability to paint a picture in your mind - he was a real master of the English language, that's for sure. I'm sure you'll enjoy his stories

I have that. You should have finished it.
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#16
I love HP Lovecraft! Read his stuff! Read "At The Mountains Of Madness". It starts out at interestingly, then plods a little in the middle, but the ending will have you going . Its not overtly scary, just really strange. It made me think of those dreams where you're screaming for no reason but can't get the scream out so its more of a hoarse whisper and so its even scarier somehow because of that. Two of my other favorites are "The Color Out Of Space" and "The Rats In The Walls". I haven't gotten around to reading it, but he wrote one called "The Shuttered Room" (I think) that's supposed to be really good. And there's another one that I've read some of called "Dagon" that's really frickin' creepy.
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#17
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I have that. You should have finished it.


I'll probably loan it out again once my exams finish in a few weeks and I go on holidays.
#19
Pretty much Edgar Allen Poe
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#21
I like reading about Lovecraft's stories better than actually reading them. I've read some stuff from The Doom That Came to Sarnath, and it didn't grab me. But all the synopses and analyses I've read have been awesome.
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Pretty much Edgar Allen Poe


Try nothing like Edgar Allen Poe. They don't even write primarily in the same text type...
#23
I read Tales, and it didnt apeal to me as much as i thought it would. I expected it to be scary, but i found it kinda booring. Im probably just not smart enough to apreciate it tho.
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#24
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Pretty much Edgar Allen Poe


No.

I would stay start with The Colour Out of Space. Definitely my favourite story of his.
#25
Buy the necronomicon. It has a hell of a lot of his stories. All the good ones too.
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Oh. My. God!

My favourite HPL is the one where the fish-like people get killed and thrown in the lake....
#27
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Oh. My. God!

My favourite HPL is the one where the fish-like people get killed and thrown in the lake....


The doom that came to sarnath? Yeah that ones good. The statement of Randolph Carter is a good short story too. Pretty creepy.
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The doom that came to sarnath? Yeah that ones good. The statement of Randolph Carter is a good short story too. Pretty creepy.


Where two guys go to a crypt and something happens...?

Man, I'm terrible
#29
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Where two guys go to a crypt and something happens...?

Man, I'm terrible


Hell yeah. It's quite awesome.
#30
I'm a fan, I bought 'The whisperer in the Darkness', it has a fair few stories from the Cthulhu mythos, which I'll admit is interesting, but that's not to say the other stories aren't. A lot of the other stories got my quite scared, they're a good read, if you'll let your imagination become a bit active that is.



Just FYI, favourite stories from that: The Hound, The Festival, The call of Cthulhu.

The hound is great.
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#32
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Buy the necronomicon. It has a hell of a lot of his stories. All the good ones too.


Unless I'm thoroughly mistaken, the Necronomicon is a fictional book which is mentioned in Lovecraft's works but doesn't actually exist.

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In here:

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Can somebody please tell me what the Juvenilia part is meant to be?


Stories written when the author was young.
#33
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Unless I'm thoroughly mistaken, the Necronomicon is a fictional book which is mentioned in Lovecraft's works but doesn't actually exist.

there's an actual Necronomicon
#34
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Stories written when the author was young.


Like...in their teens?
Wow old Herb really failed when he was young.
#35
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I have that. You should have finished it.

Seconded it's fantastic and what's great is the words are so complex that I miss a lot of them so every time I discover something new. Cthulhu, Re-Animator, Colour Out of Space, and The Haunter in the Dark are the best IMO.
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#36
I didn't know this was an author so i thought this was gonna be some weird harry potter fanfiction porn thing
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#37
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there's an actual Necronomicon


o rly?

As far as I know, the actual Necronomicon in H.P. Lovecraft's works is fictional. There have been hoaxes, as well as commercially available versions of what the Necronomicon may have contained, which have been written by authors who were not Lovecraft.

Also, http://www.hplovecraft.com/creation/necron/letters.asp <-- Lovecraft states that it was a fictional creation of his.