Lovecraft

  1. alpha_guru

    alpha_guru The Oracle

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    Who reads this master?
     
    May 15, 2002
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  2. ray gower

    ray gower Well-Known Member

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    Don't think I've ever heard of it.

    Tell us more?
     
    May 15, 2002
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  3. ZaN the Witch

    ZaN the Witch New Member

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    I have always fancied reading some Lovecraft.
    I played a couple of PC games in the 1990's with a Lovecraftian theme but never did get round to it. Maybe I should try now.
    Any recommendations for a first one to read?
     
    May 16, 2002
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  4. ivancat

    ivancat Member

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    I'm quite fond of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos and I regularly play the Call of Cthulhu RPG, which is based on his work. The thing about Lovecraft that you have to keep in mind is that he was madly inspired, wrote thousands of stories, finished few, and was (to some debatable degree) mad/deranged. I think he lived with his two spinster aunts and died of rectal cancer.

    If you want to wet your feet with Lovecraft, I suggest reading the short story Shadow over Innsmouth, or the Mountains of Madness, or the Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

    Lovecraft's writing style is old school--19th century old school. It can be difficult at times. Also, he can have trouble wrapping up a story in a "satisfying" manner. That said, his writing can have a delicious eerie quality, that I quite like. Scary stuff kiddies ... .

    One of my friends told me that the best way to read Lovecraft is on a sick day when you're passing in and out of fever dreams. I haven't tried it yet, but he may be right.

    :)

    Ivan Cat
     
    May 21, 2002
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  5. ZaN the Witch

    ZaN the Witch New Member

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    Cheers ivancat,
    I will look for some of those. I have played the Call of Cthulhu RPG too & really enjoyed it (I'm a game nut!)
    ZaN
     
    May 27, 2002
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  6. ZachWZ

    ZachWZ Pre 1986 Comics Fan

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    I read his short story a Color out of place. Which was the basis for the movie Die, monster, Die. It was good and weird. i am a little fuzy on what happened with the end at the end. but, I do understand what howed to the farm and farming family.

    ZachWZ
     
    Sep 21, 2002
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