Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales

Necronomicon The Best Weird Tales Originally written for the pulp magazines of the s and s H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror science fiction and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were whe

  • Title: Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft Les Edwards Stephen Jones
  • ISBN: 9780575081567
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were when first published This tome presents original versions of many of his most harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, in order of publication.

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    1. All right, with this one under my belt, I think I can safely say that I’ve read everything Lovecraft has ever written in his life. I will then skip introducing the author––who doesn’t need any introduction, anyway––and go through a rundown of some of my most beloved horror stories of his, which you can find in this collectionE OUTSIDER is my favorite Lovecraft story bar none. It is also one of his shortest. Written in the first-person narrative (as is often the case in his fiction), [...]

    2. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn ulnagr Yuggoth Farnomi ilyaa ch'yar ul'nyar shaggornyth Iä Hastur cf'ayak'vulgtmm, vugtlagln vulgtmm Hastur cf'tagn mglw'nafh fhthagn-ngah cf'ayak 'vulgtmm vugtlag'n ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthugha Fomalhaut n'gha-ghaa naf'lthagn

    3. It seriously took a publisher how much of a century to title a collection of Lovecraft's stories "Necronomicon"? Like seventy years? Did it really just not occur to anyone? Shouldn't the first collected volume of his stories have been called that? I blame August Derleth.Speaking of whom, I don't believe this edition features the re-edited versions of the texts available in the Library of America edition of Lovecraft. Necronomicon includes the older editions as published by Derleth's Arkham House [...]

    4. I suppose the two best words to describe my feelings on the work of the 20th century's most prolific horror writer are "mostly disappointing"E GOODI wasn't disappointed with everything. A bunch of stories stood out for me as being genuine, page-turning excitement: The Colour Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, Dreams in the Witch House, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward were all outstanding pieces of spookery that still managed to give me chi [...]

    5. NOTES ON THE STORIESThe Colour Out Of Space = WIN. And it's a stand-alone story. You don't need to know anything about the mythos for this one.Pickman's Model = WIN. Another stand-alone story, without reference to the mythos. Actually very creepy.The Shadow Over Innsmouth = WIN. A good introduction to the mythos, and a great introduction Lovecraft's story-telling. A perfectly crafted, perfectly creepy tale.

    6. A collection of Lovecraft, and what better collection is there? To reiterate and reflect the thoughts of countless individuals: this is essential supernatural horror. But, to put forward my own commentary, I shall endeavour: The tales laid-out here are a trove of flawless narrative, impeccable originality and are told with such flair for language and charm; stories interweave, threads unravel and sanity is wholly drained throughout. Such keen attention to the progression of the stories, the hint [...]

    7. If i was stranded on a little island with just one book, this would be it.The best horror stories ever written.Could also be used as a chair or a little table in this scenario. It's huge.

    8. H.P. Lovecraft has been on my "want to read" list for years now. He's one of the foremost names in literary horror and while horror fiction isn't usually my genre of choice, it is October so I figured I would dive in. Well, this would have been one better left alone.I believe that it is possible to separate the art from the artist. I still watch Roman Polanski films decades after Polanski was accused and pled guilty to rape, I won't go out of my way to avoid Tom Cruise films just because he's on [...]

    9. The Necronomicon is pretty much the complete works of H.P Lovecraft. I cannot go into depth on all of his stories so I'll try to cover his stories as a hole if I can, but first.His writing style! Lovecraft's style is complex, when it comes to him there are two types of people, those who will hate the way he writes horror and those who will love the way he writes horror. Most of the time when he describes creatures he will give the basics of what it looks like, i.e, "Something very big, loud and [...]

    10. Najveća milost koja nam je data, po mom mišljenju je nesposobnost ljudskog uma da poveže sav svoj sadržaj. Živimo na tihom ostrvu neznanja u središtu crnog mora večnosti i nismo sazdani za duga putovanja. Nauka, sa svakom disciplinom koja vuče na svoju stranu, malo nam je štete nanela do sada; ali jednoga dana, zbrajanje rasparčanog znanja otkriće nam tako užasan uvid u stvarnost i našu zastrašujuću poziciju u njoj, da ćemo ili poludeti od tog otkrovenja ili pobeći od smrtonosno [...]

    11. To review a collection of works by an author over the course of their entire literary career can be difficult, but it also allows for a more general review of their works. Thus we have Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales, a collection of works by famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.At it's essence, Lovecraft writes about mankind's oldest fear, the fear of the unknown. Lovecraft's stories often center around the idea that the day-to-day experience of humanity is only a small fraction of reality, an [...]

    12. This is my H P. Lovecraft's Dream Book! The book design is grand, it also contents most of Lovecraft's major short novels. I borrowed the book from library but I still totally want to own it!

    13. Great stories in this collection. I have this on my Audible account and find them more atmospheric when listening to them than just reading them myself.

    14. "Necronomicon" is a collection of 36 tales and short stories by early-twentieth-century writer H.P. Lovecraft, whose Cthulhu mythos cycle is today widely known even outside reading circles.The tales have been picked from different periods of Howard's life and are supposedly his best ones, although I reckon this is an entirely subjective matter and the editor's choice will differ from everyone else's. Regardless of who chose them, to reduce so many different works to a single rating would be both [...]

    15. Technically, as I averaged out each specific story, the rating turned out to be a 3.5, but given Lovecraft's literary impact and some genuinely great tales of horror, I decided to boost it up to a four instead of downgrading it to a three. It was difficult to continue at certain times as Lovecraft's tales are often formulaic, following the same basic storytelling structure, but fortunately as it progressed the style became more varied. My favorites were: The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Cat [...]

    16. There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live and move to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and dwellers in twilight. It is possible that man may sometimes return on the track of evolution, and it is my belief that an awful lore is not yet dead.—Arthur Machen (quoted as an introduction to “The Horror at Red Hook”)Everyone must read a little Lovecraft and Blackstone Audio’s recently published edition of Necronomicon: The Best [...]

    17. Along with Eldritch Tales, The Necronomicon holds the complete works of HP Lovecraft in what are without doubt, the most beautifully bound editions of his works.Being my favourite author of all time, the Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales would both receive 5 stars from me.No one creates such a unique atmosphere as Lovecraft. A quote from the great man himself sums it up for me:"If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Geor [...]

    18. Necronomicon by H. P. Lovecraft is a short story collection presented in a beautiful tome format, featuring 36 tales of the weird and macabre.The book starts with shorter stories and progresses to much longer ones; the first is less than a page and the longest is 102 pages in length. There were several stories I thought were particularly well done and memorable. Herbert West - Reanimator is a dark tale which made me think of another classic horror (Frankenstein). Under The Pyramids is another wh [...]

    19. I liked this compilation of HP Lovecraft's short and medium-length fiction much more than Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos; the latter is lacking several stories that contain essential background for the Cthulhu universe (e.g "The Dunwich Horror", "At the Mountains of Madness" and "A Shadow over Innsmouth"). It also contains some straight-up horror stories, but these don't compare to the tales of the Ancient Ones.

    20. I borrowed this from the library, and if we ever cross paths in a bookstore, I'm going to need to buy it. I got through a handful, including Dagon, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Colour out of Space. Creepy, especially if you have a good imagination. Masterful suspense. You need to read at least three stories.

    21. This is my first H.P. Lovecraft reading experience. Loved it. The whole style reminded me of the videogame "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's requiem". Just amazing. People, normal people getting dragged out of the contemporary atmosphere to be laid upon a diabolic place; no one knows where it is actually happening. It may happen in real life, in a real place or inside their own heads. This one, Lovecraft, is gonna be one of my favorite authors.

    22. El fabuloso y enigmático libro del Necronomicon se divide en dos partes: La primera parte son cuentos que aparecieron en la revista Weird Tales, todos inspirados en el Necronomicon de H.P. Lovecraft. La segunda parte es la mitología de los Primigenios, Azathoth,Los perros Tíndalos, el árabe loco AlHazred y claro, Cuthulhu. Se recomienda haber leído previamente The Call of Cuthulhu, para darse una idea del contenido de éste libro.

    23. I normally do not put illustrations in my reviews, but for Lovecraft's Necronomicon I will make an exception. Go ahead and look at it, it's amazing:Painted by the artist Les Edwards, this is the first illustration you will come across when opening the Necronomicon, named after the fictional forbidden book written by the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred (a pseudonym Lovecraft used in his young years, by the way) which frequently reappears in Lovecraft's stories, and it gives you a good impression of the i [...]

    24. Dios mío, van a estrenar en Marzo la adaptación Argentina de éste libro. 😱😱😰Muy oscuro el audiolibro.

    25. Amidst a very busy year of reading for me in 2014, this emerged as far and away the best thing I read. Lovecraft completes owns and inhabits his writing style. Everything is extraordinarily detailed, almost suffocating in a way. It feels like he's trying to drown you in purple prose, which is completely enveloping. He has this crazy ability to make it feel like the walls are closing in on you while at the same time writing about these situations that are mind-expanding and dizzying. I've never r [...]

    26. This may not be a complete collection of all of Lovecraft's tales but my god it is a damn good one none-the-less. This anthology includes some of his best known works including The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Cats of Ulthar, Under the Pyramids, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror and At the Mountains of Madness and some os his lesser known tales and two of his poetry pieces. Pulled together by Stephon Jones from the original publications, there are a few typos and minor errors however [...]

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