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  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (21 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452821585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452821580
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what that literature can do."
- MICHAEL CHABON


" Lovecraft' s fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror."
- CLIVE BARKER

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

"One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what that literature can do."
-MICHAEL CHABON


"Lovecraft's fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror."
-CLIVE BARKER

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what that literature can do.
MICHAEL CHABON


Lovecraft s fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror.
CLIVE BARKER

"From the Trade Paperback edition."" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"At the Mountains of Madness" is far and away the best of H. P. Lovecraft's tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. Once upon a time I would have thought "The Haunter of the Dark" was the best, but I heared Rod Serling explain once that Lovecraft wrote that particular short story as something of a in-joke (the victim is "really" author Robert Bloch; the two were taking turns killing each other off in stories). However, this novella has a scope and intensity that goes beyond any of Lovecraft's short stories.
I have always thought that "At the Mountains of Madness" would make a great film, even though I shudder at what Hollywood would do with its tendency to rely on special effects, the lessons of "The Blair Witch Project," "The Others," and "The Mothman Prophecies" to the contrary. However, I must admit that I notice Lovecraft's story contains elements of two of my all time top-10 science fiction/horror films, "The Thing From Another Planet" and "Five Million Years to Earth" (a.k.a. "Quatermass and the Pit"); think the claustrophobic arctic environment of the former and the discover of eldritch demons from the latter. Here we have an expedition from Miskatonic University that makes a startling discover buried beneath the snow of strange ancient creatures. When the expedition is slaughtered and the creates they found are taken away, a search team makes the grave mistake of following the trail to an immense ruined city.
I am sure I do not have to tell you how big of a mistake this ends up being.
I can remember staying up late at night reading this story, completing captivated and descending into terror step by step along with the doomed protagonists of the story. "The Mountains of Madness" achieves a level of pure terror that I never found in Poe.
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This is the longest of lovecrafts stories and the best example of how his tales build tension, and the atmospheric horror he was famous for. Told in a first person perspective, at the mountains of madness recounts a failed expedition to the vast unexplored lanscapes of Antartica. Shortly after arriving at their campsite, one of the group sets out on a solo trip in one of the planes. He sends word to the rest of the party that he has made several amazing discoveries, discoveries that defy belief. He relays several updates back to an excited camp and informs them of large, apparent fossils which he has managed to make ready for the return flight, but which seem to set the huskies on edge.
Soon after the contact stops, leaving the party no choice but to set out on a rescue mission. As the two man rescue party finally spot the landing site of their missing member and land the plane, they are met with a scene of disturbing signs.
From this point on, Lovecraft builds the terror expertly but never shows the creature or presence that is overshadowing every step the explorers take. The setting of Antarctica is used as one of the characters in this tale to great effect. Lovecraft uses the isolation as a sharpening stone to the growing paranoia of the explorers.
This is a master of atmospheric horror at his best!
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Whilst the story itself is atmospheric and engaging, I found the narrator to be very hard to listen to. Although the reading was certainly supposed to be dramatic, it sounded like a boring lecture, that failed to emphasise the words on the page in the way they were written. Moreover, I found it hard to listen to each disc in one sitting. Having since sourced an alternate version my estimation of this production has gone down even further. I would disagree with the reviewers who like Mr Roberts's style. Actually when the first disc started I though I was in for a treat but the style soon became very tiresome. In short as you can probably tell I was disappointed. I suggest you visit the Naxos site and listen to a sample before buying.
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I bought this book after reading how it has been years in preproduction (meaning never brought to resemble a movie script). How it was to dark a subject matter for its time, in deed It was but my main bugger boo with this book was in its over wording of a rather simple scfi story .and not much terror as to the story , that a race of interstellar beings comes to earth able to transvers the depths of space without spaceships settle here then lose their abilities to relauch themselves when needed ,,, oh yes and fight a rather vague enemy from across the same depths just seems meager but in its favor it has got potential as a strat of a bigger book . Anyway good luck to the script writer in fashioning a movie , they've been made with less of an idea .
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All right, perhaps the 5 stars is a little generous as this is not Lovecraft's best and is fatally flawed in its strange meandering structure that demands everything stop for an extended history lesson halfway through, but the imagination on display is nothing short of astonishing. The references to other texts and the attempt to weave the disparate parts of the mythology he had created into a unifying whole make this essential for fans. And that is the driving force behind this review. All I can add is that Naxos have done their usual top-notch job and William Roberts's intense reading perfectly compliments the insanity so often writ large by Lovecraft. If you are a fan, you will love this. And if you are not, you won't be reading this review anyway.
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