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Handing on the torch,
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This review is from: The Horror in the Museum: Collected Short Stories Volume Two (Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural) (Paperback)
This collection of short stories adds to the more common body of Lovecraft's work and will be appreciated by his fans. As these stories were co-written by Lovecraft, rather than entirely his own work, there is a slightly different tone to them, which enhances many of them whilst remaining well within Lovecraft's oeuvre (Lovecraft's failing was that his writing could not, in many cases, keep pace with the startling originality of his ideas). We see here the continued development of the Cthulhu Mythos (The Horror In the Museum) and also the beginnings of science fiction writing (In the Walls of Eryx). The themes which originated with Lovecraft have been taken up by other writers and subsequently whole new worlds have been developed; and it started with these tales. To fully appreciate them, don't try to read them all at once; keep the book by your bedside and dip in whenever you want a glimpse into other worlds.