81 Following

Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America)

Tales (Library of America #155) - H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub 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.