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The Necronomicon by H. P. Lovecraft
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The Necronomicon (2008)

by H. P. Lovecraft

Other authors: Les Edwards (Illustrator), Stephen Jones (Editor), E. Hoffman Price (Author)

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Una recopilación de relatos basados en o sobre el infame Necronomicón, , algunos muy buenos, otros muy malos y algunos de relleno. ( )
  darioha | Aug 30, 2017 |
To review a collection of tales by the one and only H.P. Lovecraft is sacrilege. Stephen Jones made a good editing for some of the most representative works of art by a true great ( )
  Aenaon | Jun 26, 2017 |
Some of the stories were AMAZING and others were just good. As a whole, he might be one of my new favorite writers. Great for horror/sci-fi fans. Listened to the Hoopla Audiobook. ( )
  aurorapaigem | Nov 23, 2016 |
Excellent work, combining most of the best stories, both in the dream cycle and the mythos. What's there to say that hasn't been said many many times. Read this if you think you want to, you won't be disappointed.
4 stars on oc. I kind of want to give it 4.5, but writing has moved on too much to fully enjoy the horror. ( )
  starcat | Aug 11, 2014 |
I am quite impress'd with the other comments regarding Lovecraft here, although I completely disagree with mmyoung's warning. Very few of Lovecraft's tales are suffused with his racism and misogyny, and his racism have been completely overemphasized by modern critics. S. T. Joshi, who is not Caucasian and has studied Lovecraft's life and works in intimate detail, has said that Lovecraft's racism, although clearly his greatest fault, has a very minor place in Lovecraft's overall philosophy. That with which H. P. Lovecraft's remarkable fiction is suffused is weird atmosphere and an original blending of the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. HPL had an amazing imagination,and he wrote beautifully and precisely. There is very little overwriting in Lovecraft, and very little purple prose. His voice is the voice of Literature, of the prose poem; and yet he was, in his approach to everyday circumstances and people, a realist. I return to his fiction again and again, and continue to find new depths of wonder and beauty.
4 vote wilum | Jan 14, 2014 |
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H. P. Lovecraftprimary authorall editionscalculated
Edwards, LesIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, StephenEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, E. HoffmanAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In memory of
AUGUST DERLETH
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DONALD WANDREI
for keeping the nightmares alive.
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Do not combine with other books titled Necronomicon. All books titled Necronomicon refer to the book H.P. Lovecraft invented as a literary device in his fictional world. Each version is unique. There is no definitive Necronomicon, nor is there a "real" Necronomicon.
Do not combine with other books titled Necronomicon. All books titled Necronomicon refer to the book H.P. Lovecraft invented as a literary device in his fictional world. Each version is unique. There is no definitive Necronomicon, nor is there a "real" Necronomicon.

The version by "Simon" presents a system of magic loosely based on Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, faux Sumerian, and medieval European grimoires.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0575081570, Paperback)

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

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H.P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. -- publisher description.… (more)

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