Tuesday, November 07, 2006

H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural

H.P. Lovecraft has become almost a cult classic in the literary world. He still doesn’t enjoy the success or acclaim of better-known horror writers like Edgar Allan Poe or Bram Stoker. Yet there is still an audience for Lovecraft now, 70 years after his death. Part of the reason is that he was an astute reader of his chosen genre. Lovecraft’s insightful essays on what makes a good horror story have now spawned several collections of short stories, including this one.

This book includes stories by Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Washington Irving and others. It’s fun and varied reading from authors who may be better known for their more mainstream works.


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