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Lovecraft Recommended Reading Order
« on: October 25, 2018, 09:15:33 pm »
Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos reading order


Picture in the House
Pickmans Model
He
Music of Eric Zann
The Temple
Rats in the Walls
The Nameless City
Under the Pyramids
From Beyond
Colour Out of Space
Call of Cthulhu
Dunwich Horror
Whisperer in Darkness
Shadow Over Innsmouth
Dreams in the Witch House
Shadow Out of Time
Mountains of Madness
Haunter of the Dark
Nyarlathotep

Lovecraft DreamQuest reading order

Azathoth
Polaris
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
The White Ship
The Cats of Ulthar
Celephais
The Other Gods
Strange High House in the Mist
DreamQuest of Unknown Kadath
The Silver Key
Through the Gates of the Silver Key
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Re: Lovecraft Recommended Reading Order
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 02:30:14 am »
You don't include his poem Fungi from Yuggoth part of the mythos cycle as well?
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Re: Lovecraft Recommended Reading Order
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 10:29:47 pm »
I've actually never read it. The list is also incomplete, I'll probably be updating it for a while

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Re: Lovecraft Recommended Reading Order
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 04:09:11 am »
It's VERY worthy.

I'm not a huge fan of the definitive Derleth mythos ideas really. I tend to think of the dream cycle and the mythos cycle as complimentary and interwoven. The idea of trying to make "order" out of what Lovecraft was gibbering about only defeats the wonderfully dreamlike nature of his work, and the background mythos is really just a literary device to further the depth of the protagonist's dread in any given tale.

If you haven't read his collaborative works and poetry I highly recommend both. I've always been astounded as to why so many anthologies skip over them.
I'll be a thorn in your side,
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For All Ways

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