What I’m Reading: The Descendant by H.P. Lovecraft, Review

When I finished this short story, I looked around in the reader, wondering where the rest of it was.

What is there, appears to be the introduction to a horror story, written in a style mildly different from Lovecraft’s norm but citing the Necronomicon of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred.

My biggest problem with this short story aside from its incompleteness is its utter lack of characterization, character arcs, or narrative tension.  What I’m reading must be a fragment of the whole thing, because it cuts off at the end of a paragraph that doesn’t resolve things at all.

You can read it as part of the collection below if you like the smell of paper, or google it since it’s public domain:
The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (Knickerbocker Classics)

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