❝If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.❞
– The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
It was H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday this week. I read this short story compilation and loved it! If you’re a fan of Godzilla than I recommend Lovecraft. These short stories gave me all the creature feature feels. I’m intrigued to read some more by Lovecraft. Thanks to @jobis89 @mother.horror and @bookishmommy and other Lovecraft fans I have already added a lot of his books to my tbr.
The Lovecraft Compendium included 5 short stories: The Call of Cthulhu being the most popular, along with Dagon, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Haunter of the Dark. I loved all of these and the style the editor printed them flowed great together. They had all the creepy Alien tales that reminded me of a M. Night Shyamalan horror story mixed with some Godzilla creatures. So it’s not the gory horror stuff but more the suspense horror which I really like. In fact I just recently rewatched the newest Godzilla movie and I see a lot of resemblance with those creatures and Lovecraft’s.
I’m giving this 5⭐️ and it’s a new favorite ♥️
❝In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.❞
– The Call of Cthulhu
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⭐️ #grimdragon chaos & disorder
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⭐️ #nightwormschallenge now hoping there’s always a starry night
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⭐️ #bookreadhappyhour anything but sci-fi & fantasy. Never!
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