Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Book Review: At The Mountains of Madness by H P Lovecraft

Back To The Classics Challenge Category: Classic Mystery / Horror / Crime Fiction.

At the Mountains of Madness & Other Novels of Terror (Omnibus 1)

At the Mountains of Madness & Other Novels of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft

I read this as the Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction entry for the Back to the Classics Challenge. I've had a copy of this for sometime, and have never gotten around to reading it, so this was the perfect excuse.

It's really interesting to see how writing has changed over time. At the Mountains of Madness contains many long winded descriptive passages that took a little getting used to. Once I gotten used to that, the book really to a hold of me. It's easy to see why this is considered a horror classic, the ever present malevolence takes hold of the reader and keeps you turning the pages. Not one to be read with the lights-off, particularly the parts that are in the catacombs!

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