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Still unnerving after almost a century
on 5 October 2017
Highly atmospheric and varied tales from probably the most influential horror writer of the 20th century. The works included vary from the relatively short and dreamlike to longer much more worked out narratives like the 'colour out of space'. Some do come across as a bit overblown and baroque, but there are certainly a few that did leave me with a feeling of uneasiness.
I know it's the wrong thing to do to judge the past in modern terms but I can't be the only person to notice the casual racism that crops up in Lovecraft. Just thought someone might want to know before they buy the book.