I took one of those quizzes online to see which famous author "I write like" (iwl.me) and it came back as H.P. Lovecraft. Having never read his works, I think now would be a good time to start.
Oh man, this book was excellent! H.P Lovecraft was way ahead of his time in his writing. He was bizarro before bizarro was even a genre and his horror is right on - creepy and kind of gorey, but excellently done. He kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.
Even though I enjoyed all the stories in this awesome collection, my top 3 selections would be:
1. The Dunwich Horror
- because of it's bizarre qualities.
2. The Call of Cthulhu
- because he allows readers to glimpse "terrifying vistas of reality, and our frightful position therein."
3. The Thing On the Doorstep
- because it's really creepy and was a fantastic Halloween treat!
I can now see how H.P. Lovecraft influenced horror, gothic, bizarro, and sci-fi genres and continues to inspire writers in these genres today.