Category Archives: mythos

The Rats In the Walls: The Complete Lovecraft #38

The first Lovecraft story I ever read was ‘The Rats In The Walls’. I always have, and will always, looked upon it fondly, for all its flaws. It remains the tale I am most likely to recommend as a starting … Continue reading

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The Lurking Fear: The Complete Lovecraft #37

Old tentacle hugger has inspired a lot of writers over the years. He’s also inspired an awful lot of bands. There is definitely something about Lovecraft and musicians. Not that I can claim to be above the occasional musical reference in these blog posts, … Continue reading

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The Hound: The Complete Lovecraft #36

From one of the crumbling gravestones–dated 1747–I chipped a small piece to carry away. It lies before me as I write–and ought to suggest some sort of horror story. I must place it beneath my pillow as I sleep… Just … Continue reading

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What The Moon Brings: The Complete Lovecraft #36

ales …the spectral summer when the moon shone down on the old garden where I wandered; the spectral summer of narcotic flowers and humid seas of foliage that bring wild and many-coloured dreams… Lovecraft at his best is a master … Continue reading

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Hypnos: The Complete Lovecraft #35

“…Young with the youth that is outside time, and with beauteous bearded face, curved, smiling lips, Olympian brow, and dense locks waving and poppy-crowned.” As gods go in Lovecraft’s fiction, the Greek god of sleep is probably one of the least … Continue reading

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Herbert West-Reanimator: The Complete Lovecraft #34

Opinions are, as someone famous once vulgarly said, like arseholes, everyone body has one, and they stink up the place when let loose… Herbert West – Reanimator is a tale that inspires many opinions.  S.T. Joshi, who has carved out a … Continue reading

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Azathoth: The Complete lovecraft #33

The novel that never was… About a deity never mentioned in the fragment that remains… Azathoth is arguably the great lost work. If a copy of the complete word exists, it is only in the Library of unwritten books in the castle … Continue reading

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