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However, this time it has been made worse because what he has lost was no longer a vague idea from a book but a tangible thing held out of his grasp.

The Outsider (short story)

Only the tribesmen on the reservation, and thoughtful old-timers like Grandma Compton, remembered the overtones of unholy vistas and deep cosmic menace which clustered around the ravings of those who had come back changed and shattered. He tells us all the legends he hears from the lovfcraft living there and the stories of those who braved the mound and either never returned or came back insane and missing limbs.

There were some rather unexpected elements of body mutilation which felt almost Barkerish, but overall the novella was not very exciting, and felt like a pulpy and less dramatic recycled version of other Lovercraft’s works. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. I locecraft the direction he took this story. 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.

Lovecraft, written in collaboration with Zealia Bishop, and published only posthumously in While the background story offers another interesting take on Lovecraft’s cosmic gods and their activities in the past, the main narration suffers from poor pacing and predictable ending.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This one’s gruesome and when Lovecraft does bother to describe anything horrible, it’s genuinely skin crawling and unpleasant. Lovecraft at the request of Zealia Bishop The main premise she gave him was: The narrative is constantly stopped short with ‘I cannot bear to describe what I have seen’, and just telling us something is too awful to imagine does not automatically make it bloody scary.


Horror Cósmico : Cthulhu, El Amo de R’lyeh

An interesting tale that the co-authores have concocted. Jan 20, Tarl rated it it was ok Shelves: Oh yes, Lovecraft outdoes himself. Otherwise, fairly routine Lovecraft. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity.

A creepy lovecrfat story with some really wild ideas and imagery. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

I’ll just say that it was an immensely enjoyable novella. The story may also have been inspired in part by Nathaniel Hawthorne lovecragt “Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man”, in which a man dreams that he is walking down Broadway in a burial shroud, only understanding the shocked reaction of passersby when he sees his reflection in a shop window.

Those who genuinely reason, fl his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Want to Read saving…. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. I stopped reading after some 30 pages. Started off promising, but Lovecraft lost me with his excessive use of descriptions in this story.

I found the tale interesting but one call tell that HPL added stuff to the book late. Consider it a warm up for The Shadow Out of Time or At The Mou Although there’s not much of a story in this story, I thought this largely unknown novella that he ghostwrote for Zealia Bishop was pretty great! Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: The village was settled less than half a century ago, but the local Native American tribes know a lot more about what is really below the mound, and although the narrator finds a scroll dating from the time of the conquistadores, it is young compared to the ancient horrors beneath the mound.


The idea of “becoming other” parallels what is happening in this story. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. The Mound is probably the least acclaimed and least known novella by H.

El túmulo by H.P. Lovecraft

Even at the time this story was written, the horror presented lacks the punch Lovecraft usually instills at the wl. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I cannot even hint what it was like, for it was a compound of all that is unclean, uncanny, unwelcome, abnormal, and detestable. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Well wasn’t this a pleasant little surprise. The novella is about an archeologist who investigates a mysterious haunted mound somewhere in Oklahoma, and discovers it’s actually one of the hidden entrances into a forgotten subterranean realm ruled by an advanced alien eel that was brought to Earth aeons ago by The Old Ones, and still worships Cthulhu and Yig.