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Huge amounts of detail are heaped into this story as Lovecraft creates his underground society, building towards the final horror. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. If you like emphasis on worldbuilding over character development as much as I do and I know that few really dothis one’s for you.

Francisco Aguilar marked tukulo as to-read Jul 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 07, Isabel kittiwake rated it really liked tuulo.

Some Notes on a Nonentity. This one is particularly captivating. Starts out OK, ends poorly. I’d never run across this story before and damned if it isn’t one of Lovecraft’s best.

Oh yes, Lovecraft outdoes himself. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon lovecrqft human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore.

No trivia or quizzes yet. An interesting tale that the co-authores have concocted. Miguel Angel rated it really liked it Nov 09, Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: Nov 02, Nicholas rated it really liked it. Started off promising, but Lovecraft lost me with his excessive use of descriptions in this story.

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Feb 20, Marco rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s a little uneven: The only knowledge the narrator has of the outside world, is from his reading of the “antique books” that line the walls of his castle. An ethnologist visits the town of Binger, Oklahoma in to investigate a mound, which is said to be haunted by a man by day and a headless woman by night.

It sounds like a historian wrote some LOL fanfic, aggravated by the insistent use of ‘Tulu versus Cthulhu. At the onset of the story, it is revealed that he has lived for years in the castle but cannot recall any person ever being there except for himself. Lists with This Book. Part of the reason is the extremely slow build as well as well of it just not being all that horrific when one compares his other stories. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity.

Lovecraft Encyclopedia finds this analysis to be exaggerated, but suggests that the story “may possibly be indicative of HPL’s own self-image, particularly the image of one who always thought himself ugly and whose mother told at least one individual about her son’s ‘hideous’ face. Jan 20, Tarl rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked the direction he took this story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself.


Carlos is currently reading it Mar 15, Trivia About The Mound. God knows it was not of this world—or no longer of this world—yet to my horror I saw in its eaten-away and bone-revealing outlines a leering, abhorrent travesty of the human shape; and in its mouldy, disintegrating apparel an unspeakable quality that chilled me even more.


Meanwhile, they live under the earth in enormous, stable cavities, complete with their own sky and weather. He has never seen natural light, nor another human being, and he has never ventured from the prison-like home he now lovceraft. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

The narrator tells of his eventual determination to free himself, from what he views as an existence within a prison. Return to Book Page.

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The story begins very strongly, with a plot that’s full of true terror. There are certain details about the society’s slow decline that are horrific in their very nature and decadence, and would have been more so at the time of Lovecraft’s writing.

Although there’s not much of a story in this story, I thought this largely unknown novella that he ghostwrote for Zealia Bishop was tummulo great! Another suggested literary model is Mary Shelley ‘s novel Frankensteinin which the creature causes a shock when he enters a cottage: Otherwise, fairly routine Lovecraft.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. The narrator tells of his environment: We never store sensitive e, about our customers in cookies.