Who here have readed H.P. Lovecraft?

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Silenius

Silenius

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It's been a while since i have readed a book, actually i'm reading the call of cthulhu, and i think that Lovecraft is such a good writer, somebody should make a movie about that book or something like that...

KnightOfLain

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Awww that's quite a complex thing...
First of all there were some attempts at turning HPL books into movies - many Necromnomicon-myth based films, some games like "Prisoner of Ice" and "Necromnomicon". Two movies were made loosely based on "Herbert West the Reanimator" but those were terrible class C gore horrors...
As for books i think that "Call of Cthulhu", "Music of Erich Zann", "Thing on the Doorstep" and "In the Mountains of Madness" were really good. But then HPL was kind of terrible writer, his style is somewhat lacking - most his desriptions are just saying that sth is "unspeakable" or "blasphemous" - and those are not the signs of a good writing workshop. On the other hand he had that haunting vision, that just keeps you thrilled and is so complex (similar to JRR Tolkien who IMHO was quite a bad writer but one of the greatest world-creators ever) that whole mythology has been built around it, inspiring many other artists.
Btw have you read Neil Gaiman's "Wolves in Walls" a children book inspired by HPL "Rats in Walls"? That's hell of a good read.

Carmen

Carmen

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Yo lei el libro "El Horror de Duonwish" (no estoy segura de como se escribe).
Me parecio muy bueno, y eso que no disfruto mucho del genero de horror...

  • Jan 20, 2005

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