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How much can one man drown a good story under so many words
on 4 May 2017
How much can one man drown a good story under so many words?
While a lot of his stories seem to have a great tagline, his old writing style shows with overextended descriptions of things that are meant to be indescribable which, in essence, ends up draining a lot of the interest from them.
The worst is not all of the stories suffer from this. As you read this book, you find a few narratives who are pleasing to read, with the impending horror being wonderfully weaved (one finds that these also tend to be short). Their number, however, is not enough to compensate for all others.
If anything, this anthology served to teach me two things:
* Lovecraft is to be read one short story with some days in between
* It is time for me to leave Lovecraft and head for other things.