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What I’m Reading: The Doom That Came to Sarnath, H.P. Lovecraft

“And before he died, Taran-Ish had scrawled upon the altar of chrysolite with coarse shaky strokes the sign of DOOM.” – The Doom That Came to Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft.

Warning, major spoilers up ahead because this story made me cranky.

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What I’m Reading: The Call of Cthulhu

“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
– H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu, perhaps the most iconic and recognizable of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror stories, is also at once a let down and a wonder of literature.

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What I’m Reading: At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft, A Review

“Radiates, vegetables, monstrosities, star spawn – whatever they had been, they were men!” – H.P. Lovecraft, At The Mountains of Madness

Warning, possible spoilers ahead.  I do my best not to ruin the stories I review too much, but some discussion of plot is necessary.

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What I’m Reading: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Alchemist

At the beginning of this month, I decided that as an aspiring author, it was my duty to read or reread all those books and short stories considered classics by my genre.  I avoided Literary Classics, since generally I find them dull or pretentious .  Since I’m strapped for cash, I decided to start with things that I could find in intellectual commons.

Good day to you, Mr. Lovecraft!  I started today with The Alchemist. (Warning, plot spoilers ahead)

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