At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

Book - 1971
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A complete short novel, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a tale of terror unilke any other. The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless--or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...and the carved stones tens of millions of years old...and, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones. Three additional strange tales, written as only H.P. Lovecraft can write, are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 1971, c1964.
ISBN: 9780345329455
0345329457
Branch Call Number: LOVEC
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 18 cm.

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grandmaster1wf
Aug 25, 2016

Interesting tale of terror in the backdrop of the Antarctic as an expedition discovers chilling evidence of unknown life forms. Can still be chilling for those have a good sense of thinking and imagination versus those that need every detail to be described to affect scariness.

Marinetti Aug 14, 2016

One of Lovecraft's best stories.

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Irongryphon3
Apr 13, 2015

Lovecraft has an older style of writing and embraces the use of long words and long descriptions. Similar to Poe in some ways except a bit more obscure.

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cowsonthefarm
Mar 30, 2015

Stories that have not aged particularly well. Very tame by horror standards of today or even in the last 30 years. I kept waiting for the terror moment which never came. At best, can be considered background reading for budding auteurs of the genre.

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