Must Have for Horror/Fantasy Fans
This anthology is a cheap introduction to the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and contains several of his best works, including At the Mountains of Madness, seen by some as his greatest work and The Call of Cthulhu, which has come to be his culturally defining work. However, others might prefer his shorter works of prose poetry, such as The Festival, which is also included here.
After being critically neglected for decades Lovecraft seems to be going through an internet revival. His work is not for all tastes, not for readers who are interested in human relationships or for horror readers who are preoccupied with gore and violence. However, his work contains some beautiful prose. Lovecraft's sometimes hammy use of adjectives cdeprived him of the reputation as a 'prose stylist' and his lack of human interaction meant that he was never considered a 'psychological' writer. Yet ironically he wrote complex and poetic prose that worked on a psychologically subliminal level.
Congratulations to Wordsworth for releasing this fascinating work at such an affordable price and for adopting a more simple and tasteful cover design to some of their previous editions.