The Dunwich Horror and Others

Hardcover, 433 pages

English language

Published Oct. 17, 1984 by Arkham House Publishers.

ISBN:
978-0-87054-037-0
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The Dunwich Horror and Others

4 stars

In the Vault: A mortuary worker gets his comeuppance for his indifference to death. A claustrophobic escape story. 4/5 The Dunwich Horror: Very moody and full of both magical ritual and library research (yay). The rendering of backwoods speech wore on me since there was so much of it. 4/5 Pickman's Model: Painter creates images of horrible beings feasting on people. Another good example of Lovecraft's ability to gradually unroll a story to create mood and add detail. The change of location works especially well. 3/5 The Music of Erich Zann: Mysterious music from another world! Played to drive away nameless horrors, in a secret part of town that can't be found again! Right up my alley. 5/5 The Thing on the Doorstep: Great. A long story that unfolds well so that you don't feel it's length -- something Lovecraft doesn't always succeed at. You …

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Subjects

  • Horror & ghost stories
  • Short stories
  • 20th Century American Novel And Short Story
  • Fiction - Horror
  • Horror
  • Horror - General
  • Fiction
  • Horror tales, American