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Offlinecrunchytoast
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h.p. lovecraft
    #4381777 - 07/08/05 12:02 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

reading some stories of his
great stuff
such a pessimistic attitude toward the mind
for example, how everyone's going crazy when they glimpse the secrets of the universe
and all those "alien geometries".. dude's stories are one long bad trip

anyone else dig his books?


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: crunchytoast]
    #4381839 - 07/08/05 12:26 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I LOVE Lovecraft. Amazing writer. Some of the endings of his stories are jawdropping. I also love his style of rambling on and on, describing details perfectly.

And you're right, some of his stuff is definitley reminding of a bad trip.



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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: Penguarky Tunguin]
    #4382326 - 07/08/05 02:42 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Was my favorite author circa 1996. Check out the novel Hypnos for some trippy shit..

Read it here...


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: crunchytoast]
    #4382664 - 07/08/05 04:09 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I have most of his works, great stuff.

You should really look into Brian Lumley's "Titus Crow" series. Lumley is a big fan of Lovecraft and this series is set in a more modern Cthulu Mythos world. I really enjoyed it.


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: HarryFlashmanVC]
    #4383572 - 07/08/05 01:07 PM (12 years, 17 days ago)

Any of you know the title of his story (I believe it is a short story), where the protaganist sets himself on fire on a pier? I read it a long time ago, and have been wanting to re-read it, but can't remember what it was called...


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: Kalix]
    #4383628 - 07/08/05 01:27 PM (12 years, 17 days ago)

Probably "Some Causes of Self Immolation" 1931. :smile:


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: crunchytoast]
    #4383952 - 07/08/05 02:47 PM (12 years, 17 days ago)

The only Lovecraft I've read is the story "At the Mountains of Madness" and it was about an expedition to a range of mountains in Antactica which has some menacing eveil beings still inhabiting their ancient structures. Freaked me out good... an excellent story.

I am intrigued by the Cthulu Mythos.... What are some other good Lovecraft books/stories to get started on?


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #4384024 - 07/08/05 03:05 PM (12 years, 17 days ago)

Dagon and other Macabre Tales. The Haunter of The Dark.

Heres a bibliography list. Try and get yourself omnibus's.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/H_P_Lovecraft.htm


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #4385636 - 07/09/05 01:34 AM (12 years, 17 days ago)

read call of cthulhu! http://wikisource.org/wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu

i love the way he makes you question whether the things he reports are real or not

hypnos was good otorko, i hadn't read that one :thumbup:

i'll try to check out the brian lumley, harryflashman, i want to finish wading through the man himself first :smile:


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Re: h.p. lovecraft [Re: crunchytoast]
    #4385892 - 07/09/05 03:36 AM (12 years, 17 days ago)

I love his work too! Check out "At the Mountains of Madness", if you get a chance and haven't already. I think it's one of his best works....


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