Monthly Archives: July 2016
I just got back from a five day break in Cornwall for my thirtieth birthday. I didn’t do a lot of reading because I spent much of the time walking up hills and exploring castle ruins with my girlfriend, then enjoying the evenings by getting drunk and watching the sunset, so I don’t have any reviews ready at the moment – but I did spent some of my birthday presents (cash) on topping up my bookshelves (book information below main body of text).
It looks like my plan of reading the (almost) complete fiction of Lovecraft over the next few months is a pretty tall order. I’d planned to read a few more, maybe even finish Volume I before I made another post, but I’m going away on holiday next week and don’t imagine I will spent any time catching up on any weird Lovecraftian stories, so I’ll leave this here for now and resume when I’m back from my trip.
Over the past few years I’ve managed to pick up an almost-complete collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction in the Wordsworth “Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural” editions. These are affordable paperback editions of classic horror, suspense and science fiction stories priced at around £2.99 each, regardless of the page count.
“We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything–death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth.”