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    Default Re: Just began reading some HP Lovecraft...

    I went through a phase of reading H.P. Lovecraft and, if I'm honest, I found it a bit heavy going although I did enjoy one called (if I remember right) "The Quest for Unknown Kadath", his writing style reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe I suppose it was of it's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepia and Dust View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me to find out that Mr. King fully intended The Mist creatures to be Lovecraftian abominations from the illimitable chasms of the cosmos.
    Never thought about it til you brought it up..... but I suspect you are right. And if you are right about those pesky creatures from Todash space... I suppose also that parts of the Dark Tower series were also influenced on some level by HP!

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    Default Re: Just began reading some HP Lovecraft...

    You could even argue that some or all of Kings' works are set in Lovecraft's Cthulhu "universe". In his time Lovecraft always encouraged author friends of his to write stories using his own works as a backdrop, and I believe he was known to do the same for some of them. In King's works there are numerous references to Yog-Sothothfor example, an entity from the Cthulhu mythos, in Kings' works. Can't remember all of them, but I know he is referenced in Needful things, and I think somewhere in Nightshift too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongorider View Post
    You could even argue that some or all of Kings' works are set in Lovecraft's Cthulhu "universe". In his time Lovecraft always encouraged author friends of his to write stories using his own works as a backdrop, and I believe he was known to do the same for some of them.
    I am a writer (more a hobby writer), but all of my stories are set in the same "universe". I cannot imagine writing a story that happens in a world where my other characters do not at least exist. My cross-overs aren't too over-the-top. My most recent story, there is a minor character, who is the niece of another minor character from another story.

    Comic books are famous for their use of "same universe" stories (ie the DC universe, the Marvel universe). Even the Kevin Smith movies are set in the "same universe" (Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAST COASTER View Post
    I went through a phase of reading H.P. Lovecraft and, if I'm honest, I found it a bit heavy going although I did enjoy one called (if I remember right) "The Quest for Unknown Kadath", his writing style reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe I suppose it was of it's time.
    Ive tried reading more of his stuff as of late. Sometimes Ill read the first page or two of a story and ask myself, "what in the hell am I reading". I guess it's just the old time prose.

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    Default Re: Just began reading some HP Lovecraft...

    the dream quest is one of lovecraft's best work his only fantasy book with influence from Lord Dunsany

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    Cover of Dream Quest of the Uknown Kadath with foreword from Lin Carter, for me this is the best cover for this lovecraftian fantasy novel Click image for larger version. 

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    Here some of Lovecrafts best compilation of short stories, check it out guys Click image for larger version. 

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    Here are some of Lovecraft's stories collected in a book Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Just began reading some HP Lovecraft...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1974100 View Post
    Here some of Lovecrafts best compilation of short stories, check it out guys Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1974100 View Post
    Here are some of Lovecraft's stories collected in a book Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi Chris, are these two separate collections?
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