H.P Lovecraft Dagon and Other Macabre Tales Sauk City Arkham House, 1986 Corrected fifth printing Octavo 448 pages Publisher s binding and dust jacket.Cover Illustration Raymond Bayless
Dagon and Other Macabre Tales H P Lovecraft Dagon and Other Macabre Tales Sauk City Arkham House Corrected fifth printing Octavo pages Publisher s binding and dust jacket Cover Illustration Raymond Bayless
Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my GIFTS AND GUILTY list.Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt trips will always see unplanned additions muscling their way in at the front.I hated this book I mean, I really hated this book.Which [...]
3.5Written in 1917, Dagon announces both The Call of Cthulhu and The Shadow Over Innsmouth Inhabitants of Innsmouth were members of the Cult of Dagon A short, but no less significant story.It is a testimony of a morphine addict of what brought him where he is and why he is contemplating suicide I cannot think of the deep sea without shuddering at the nameless things that may at this very moment be crawling and floundering on its slimy bed, worshipping their ancient stone idols and carving their [...]
Descubr a Lovecraft en torno a mis 18 o 20 a os y tuve mi racha de lecturas del mismo autor No es que me entusiasme, y me parece un escritor irregular que puede llegar a cansar Sin embargo, este libro de cuentos terror ficos s que me gust La ambientaci n, tal como sugiere el t tulo espa ol, es de lo m s macabra Particularmente me agrad el relato de Dag n Como curiosidad, dir que hay una pel cula hispano norteamericana basada en ese cuento y con el mismo t tulo que tambi n me gust por su ambienta [...]
3.9 Es una lastima que la mayor parte de la humanidad tenga una visi n mental tan limitada a la hora de sopesar con calma y con inteligencia aquellos fen menos aislados, vistos y sentidos s lo por unas pocas personas ps quicamente sensibles, que acontecen m s all de la experiencia com n.Dag n 3 5La tumba 4 5Polaris 3 5M s all del mundo del sue o 4 5La Nave Blanca 5 5Arthur Jermyn 4 5Los gatos de Ulthar 3 5Celephais 5 5Del m s all 5 5El templo 4 5El rbol 3 5El pantano de la luna 3 5Los otros dios [...]
One of Lovecraft s earlier stories, and the first one mentioning one of the so called Elder Gods who become part of his Cthulhu mythos It s very short and full of the windy prose Lovecraft is famous for A sailor whose cargo ship was sunk by a U boat this being World War I is captured by Germans but escapes, and after falling asleep, wakes up on a big black slimy island that s apparently just been heaved up from the bottom of the ocean by a volcano He hikes over the island until he discovers a st [...]
Jo jedna dobra zbirka psiholo kih horor pri a u asi poku aja o ivljavanja mrtvih tela, ekshumacije, tajni hirur ki zahvati za vreme I svetskog rata prokletstva srednjovekovnog alhemi ara misti ni grad pored velikog mora sa antropomorfnim riba abama i klaustrofobi no psihodeli na atmosfera koju stvaraju te ksenofobi ne kreature kada turista poku a da obi e njihov grad i, kao lag na tortu horor ruralnih predela i asocijalnog mladog oveka, zapalog u u malost i melanholiju prostora, koji otkriva zab [...]
The second in an omnibus trilogy I purchased, containing the complete stories of H P Lovecraft DAGON AND OTHER MACABRE TALES collects together all of his shortest stories in a single, weighty volume There are no less than 36 tales collected here, along with the excellent non fiction essay, Supernatural Horror in Literature.Some highlights DAGON, inevitably The tale has collected lots of critics over time, but I find it the quintessential Cthulhu story The ending still captures a sense of real te [...]
I enjoyed a lot of these stories I feel like there was a real variety within this collection, and I was introduced to several new styles that I didn t know Lovecraft attempted.Many of these stories were solid sci fi, taking place on other planets I found most of these just as entertaining as Lovecraft s horror There were also stories that weren t horrific at all, but just rich descriptions of fantastic new lands that the author had created, I was reminded of Lord Dunsany s Book of Wonder and Tim [...]
This was a very short story, but the writing is taut and transports you to a strange land vividly.Without wishing to spoil this, it reminded me a lot of 2001 A Space Odessey, with the mysterious appearance of apparently alien relics and the potential of the unknown.Whilst it was tied up neatly as a short story I feel this had the legs ot be developed, but I am starting to see how good Lovecraft s early work is.
A mixed bag of tales the best are Poe like evocations of atmospheric eeriness the worst are either repetitive or silly.
Bueno, habiendo le do un mont n de libros de Howard Phillips, me di cuenta de que en este volumen, l expone un basto conocimiento de mitolog a griega Dentro de este libro, de Alianza Editorial, se han colocado entre 4 a 5 relatos cortos los cuales exponen redacciones muy parecidas a las ge rgicas de Horacio, o esos relatos pastoriles de Virgilio Me encant uno en particular, llamado La b squeda de Iranon , el cual me record a Pan del incre ble Knut Hamsun Despu s de leerlo me di cuenta de que cas [...]
Hace m s de 20 a os que le por primera vez estos cuentos y siguen pareci ndome igual de inquietantes y extraordinarios Lovecraft era capaz de escribir las historias m s espeluznantes, que iban m s all de nuestra imaginaci n.Hay veces que me pregunto qu seres invisibles estar n surcando el aire en mi misma habitaci n, inquietud que me viene despu s de leer el relato Del m s all Al igual que considero Herbert West, reanimador uno de los relatos m s macabros jam s escritos.Para disfrutar de Lovecra [...]
Reanimator je zbirka sedam kratkih pri a H.F.Lavkrafta, jednog od najpoznatijih i najpriznatijih pisaca tzv kozmi kog horora i izvornog autora Ktulu mitova i Nekronomikona Ova knjiga sadr i dve, po meni fenomenalne Lavkraftove pri e Reanimator i Senka nad Insmutom , tri krajnje prose ne Dagon, Alhemi ar, Grob , i najzad, dve koje mi se uop te nisu dopale i koje li no svrstavam pri dnu Lavkraftovog opusa, iako sam svestan da se mnogi ne e slo iti Beli brod, Bezimeni grad ova potonja je naro ito k [...]
Ah but who could fail to love the indescribable horrors and gothic terrors of Lovecraft Well, quite a lot of people probably, but never mind them These short stories are particularly interesting set out in chronological order they show a fair bit of the development of Lovecraft s innate style And as you read ever of his psychological horror stories one can t help but come to ponder the psychology of the man himself Lovecraft was many things, conservative, anti modernist and fundamentally racist [...]
There is no doubt that Lovecraft is one of the most influential writers of the 20th century References to his work and the worlds he created are abound in both the literary and cinematic media Dagon and Other Macabre Tales is one of my favorite collections of his works While best known for his works of the macabre, Lovecraft was also a remarkable Sci Fi writer This particular omnibus contains many of those stories alongside the expected horror Not that any of the horrific images he creates are e [...]
Another classic set of tales by Lovecraft an absolute must read for any fan of the macabre This volume contains some of my all time favorite stories lyrical and haunting Herbert West Reanimator, The Lurking Fear, The Hound Ah, this is a delicious read Why only four stars Mostly because my favorite stories are his very early macabre works and his later mythos works This anthology is chronological from 1917 1936 As such, it has a number of his dream based works From Beyond, The Other Gods, etc I f [...]
A good collection of Lovecraft s tales My only problem is that after reading a book of the cosmic horror author s work, I m starting to see Koontz like trends in some of his stories Some of the stories are almost carbon copies of each other It s as if Lovecraft was constructing gospels, creating the alternative views of multiple authors.That being said, the man was a genius You can t blame the pulp writers for recycling a few ideas.
The book cover has a very nice retro gothic fantasy art look to the book I give this book 5 stars.
And here s one time through with the man who essentially proved that there is no scene so creepy that it can t be instantly made creepier with the additional of a couple sets of well placed tentacles The third of three volumes with the goal of every single scrap of fiction Lovecraft set to paper and they take their job seriously, as two sections at the end contain early tales that barely last five pages and another collects some fragments that for one reason or another were abandoned although [...]
I forgot how short this one is Definitely one of his earliest, it s a testing of the waters pun intended for Cthulhu and Innsmouth I like the ending though it s a little hard to see why he thought this was such a threat to humanity I suppose that goes back to it being to awful to describe Also the final lines of The window The window remind me of Monty Python Aside from that, the lumbering at the door is quite disturbing And why Dagon It s like he just picked that water god at random, but this d [...]
I haven t had any interest in reading Lovecraft in a long time, but this has been sitting on my shelf taunting me to pick it up for probably years at this point For the most part, it s pretty bland compared to other Lovecraft collections I ve read, though it admittedly has a much far ranging and interesting selection than those other collections Really, I d say this is pretty skippable the only stories worth looking up are The Unnameable, which feels like Lovecraft going after his critics, but [...]
Mi libro para leer en la semana de Halloween de este a o Lovecraft siempre cumple Cada narraci n en primera persona lo pone a uno a pensar en qu se podr a sentir experimentar las situaciones tan terribles de sus personajes y realmente termina helando al sangre muchas veces La nica desventaja es que hay que dosificar los cuentos de Lovecraft, cuando se leen varios muy seguido comienza a ser evidente la f rmula y se est m s pendiente de la ficci n que de los elementos psicol gicos que afectan a qu [...]
This collection of stories was, to be honest, mostly terrifying I have to admit to some difficulty staying interested in many of the outlandish ones involving other realms , as I m character oriented than anything else, but some of these are truly, truly terrifying My favorite would have to be From Beyond, but that doesn t mean I disliked ANY of them That was just the one that kept me most rapt.
Stories resemble dreams or nightmares You cannot distinguish from reality, even though you know they are not true.I highly suggest readers reading this book while listening to a Spotify playlist called Lovercraftian Atmos or some similar background music.
I ve read only Dagon
This could be a perfect reading for Halloween period, as there are many stories quite dark and scary This is not necessarily my favored genre, but I relaxed and tried to enjoy the literary part from each of them Some are capitalizing on mythology, either inventing one or using the greek or middle east myths These were the stories I enjoyed most.After careful consideration, I believe that disregarding the variety from these stories, the author wrote them to prove that there is something beyond t [...]
The ancient house has always been there, and people say One dwells therein who talks with the morning mists that come up from the deep, and perhaps sees singular things oceanward at those times when the cliff s rim becomes the rim of all earth, and solemn buoys toll free in the white aether of faery This they tell from hearsay, for that forbidding crag is always unvisited, and natives dislike to train telescopes on it Summer boarders have indeed scanned it with jaunty binoculars, but have never [...]
Iniciar diciendo que despu s de leer Mientras Escribo de Stephen King, no puedo volver a leer de la misma manera gracias, Stephen , porque ahora s que me doy cuenta de que hay un mont n de basura literaria que tiene much sima fama No me mal interpreten, no quiero parecer presumida, sino que King en su libro toma a Lovecraft como ejemplo de una mala t cnica que emplean muchos autores, y como yo antes de eso no hab a le do nada sobre H.P Lovecraft, me hice esa idea As que comenc a leer Dag n predi [...]
This collection of macabre tales 90% by Lovecraft are a bit of a blast from the past This omnibus is perhaps better read as a study on how horror stories have changes in the intervening years.Unfortunately many of the tales are laughable by today s standard The introduction spells this out, citing Lovecraft s lack of attention to character or setting, and the repetitiveness of his typical plot formula curious adventurer is driven mad when he witnesses something supernatural Nonetheless there is [...]