Necronomicon : The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft Necronomicon Hardback
Part of the Gollancz S.F. series
WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.' H.P.
Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s.
These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This handsome leatherbound tome collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published.
It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive, highly attractive volume.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 896 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 27/03/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575081567
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Review by basilisksam
I must have read nearly everything by Lovecraft thirty years ago or more. Was concerned that it might be a letdown but I really enjoyed ( if that's the right word) reading all the Cthulu related stories in one volume. The language is so flowery in places that it should be risible (see S Donaldson for some really bad examples) but somehow it works and I am in awe of his facility with language. I was disappointed with the article on the Author's life which completes the book - it's more of a chronology or extended bibliography than a real biography. I learnt nothing of note from this but plan to read Decamp's biography soon.