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Would anyone be interested in trying this again?  It was hard for me to keep up with it the first go-around -- I'm terrible about "committing" to reading more and failing miserably -- but I think it'd be good to help keep the site going.

I'm currently reading this, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales (the Penguin classics edition), a collection of Lovecraft short stories (including "Reanimator").  It's amazing, but it's taking me so long to finish.  The cover photo is an artist's interpretation of the first story "Dagon," which is the tale of a man set adrift in the ocean, and he wakes up one day to find his boat sitting on the muddy ocean floor, the entire ocean drained, and the stench of dead fish and ancient whale skeletons all around him.

It's $12 on amazon right now, $11 for the kindle edition.  Would anyone care to join me in this endeavor?  Or would you guys be down for this but want to suggest something else?  I'm currently on p. 119, the 12th story out of 18, but I guarantee you will catch up to me in no time at the pace I've been going.

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I tried lovecraft years ago  was kinda cool but gave me a headache
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The best thing to read about Lovecraft is his inheritors, people who use the same concepts and situations, but without the period language. Try out either of these books by William Browning Spencer, Zod Wallop or Resumé with Monsters.
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It can be difficult to get through, but every story I finally finish I'm like "Whoa.."  The writing is extraordinary especially for the horror genre.  I guess that's why I've been trying to use this as my own kinda launching platform... swore I'd stop putting books down in the middle and stick with it.  Worth it so far.
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Where are you now? I've been re-reading "The Call of Cthulhu" in bits and pieces for something I'm working on. Not the stories in that collection, just the one novella. Are you reading the deadwood edition, or on an e-reader?
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Where are you now? I've been re-reading "The Call of Cthulhu" in bits and pieces for something I'm working on. Not the stories in that collection, just the one novella. Are you reading the deadwood edition, or on an e-reader?


I have both, but I mostly read the book book.  I just finished "He" and am on "Cool Air" now.  "Call of Cthulhu" is next, and I'm pumped.  From here on it's all stories of the 30+ page variety, not these little anecdotes.  "The Colour Out of Space" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" are all coming up.
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Let me know when you're done. I have a... project I'm working on that concerns "The Call of Cthulhu," and would be interested in your opinion.
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Have been reading Walking Dead Fall of the Governor. Finished Road to Woodbury and Rise of the Governor.  I think I like the books because I am a fan of the show.  If I knew nothing about the show or comics they would just be mediocre literary fare.  

I read a bunch of Lovecraft stories many years ago and the only thing I remember about them is they were good. May have to revisit them.

Awhile back I finally got a copy of The Day They H-bombed Los Angeles By Robert Moore Williams. It came out in 1961. I was 10 years old. It was the first book I remember reading for the fun of it. 
It had all the elements of a survivors trapped in a city by the government because something was turning men into beasts. Sound familiar?

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