HP Lovecraft

What's his best story?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Necronomicon. Just kidding, I threw it in the trash.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bone-chilling, local lore-based, spine-tingling New England КИHO
    >tfw read half of this in Providence's Prospect Park, overlooking half the city

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Music of Erich Zann.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rats in the walls
    Redhook
    Polaris
    Dagon
    Dream quest of unknown Kadath

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Redhook

      homie, even Lovecraft said it was shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Dream quest of unknown Kadath
      Nonsense.

      Most of his stories are good but Call of Cthulhu is his most famous for a reason. Synthesizes basically all his thought into a few dozen pages.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I still don't get why people hate on the dream cycle, especially Kadath. It's one of the better pre-Tolkien fantasy yarns and just plain fun.
        Why would you want Lovecraft's "thought"? He's hardly a philosopher, the whole cosmicism meme has really been oversold.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        stfu Kadath is gold you're just a casuel homosexual

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Nameless City, The Whisperer in Darkness, Dreams in the Witch House and Color out of Space for me.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me its the outsider.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The Whisperer in Darkness
    I'll second this.
    >The Rats in the Walls
    This, too.
    And I'll add The Shadow over Innsmouth

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's gotta be The Whisperer in Darkness

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Silver Key.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Polaris due to the creative racism.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Color Out of Space is best
    Then Rats in the Walls
    Then Shadow over Innsmouth

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it true there’s a letter to Lovecraft from Howard assuring him that no matter how scary his monsters are, Conan could kill them?

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dagon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Beyond coincidence. This is Lovecraft's spirit coming from beyond the grave

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody saying Dreams in the Witch House. Where my Silent Hill sistas at?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    best? Hard to say.
    casual readers and critics would probably argue that his "best" (AKA most well-known) stories are, in no particular order:
    >The Call of Cthulhu
    >The Colour out of Space
    >Shadow Over Innsmouth
    >The Dunwich Horror
    >Dagon
    >Nyarlathotep
    >Azathoth
    But here are some of my favorites, for Reals homies Only (in descending order):
    >The Whisperer in Darkness (i could sperg about how much i love this one but i wont. the final reveal is so fricking good. so much good imagery. my absolute favorite)
    >The Doom that Came to Sarnath (close second for first place. absolutely epic, i love stories about fallen civilizations)
    >The Nameless City (Sarnath and Nameless City are sister-stories and i would pair them together)
    >Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    >Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
    (these last two are also sister-stories)

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Festival. He strikes just the right balance wrt his use of language, and feel and mood are particularly effective.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is that the one where the narrator returns to his ancestral home and sees the bizarre celebration? That came to mind when I attended an Old Order mennonite church

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picture in the House was non-supernatural creepy.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always liked The Thing on the Doorstep. The others listed so far also all good.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Music of Eric Zann

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dreams in the Witch House for me, along with The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Colour Out of Space, The Doom That Came to Sarnath, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth

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