Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
Nope, I'm an Austenite, so I give marks for an elegant, pellucid style, and florid and ornately purple style completely put me off. I did finish it, but I spent the entire time wishing the bloody narrator would just cut to the chase and tell us what happened in as few words as possible.
I enjoyed HPL when I was younger - but now the language just reads as too overblown for my current tastes:I guess his style just didn't work for me!
I still remember when I got the Little Brown HP Lovecraft Omnibuses for Christmas, and the pleasure I had reading through them after. Mind, the story quality was variable across each volume, but when the stories were good they were brilliant. The Color out of Space was a clear favorite for its...