The Whisperer in Darkness

This Halcyon Classics ebook is H.P Lovecraft s classic occult tale of horror THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS.An Arkham university professor is contacted by a farmer living in a remote part of Vermont, who claims to have evidence of aliens living in the hills and mining a mysterious metal After visiting, the professor becomes alarmed at the mysterious change in the behavior ofThis Halcyon Classics ebook is H.P Lovecraft s classic occult tale of horror THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS.An Arkham university professor is contacted by a farmer living in a remote part of Vermont, who claims to have evidence of aliens living in the hills and mining a mysterious metal After visiting, the professor becomes alarmed at the mysterious change in the behavior of the farmer, including his assertion that the aliens can extract a human brain and keep it alive in jar for eternity.
The Whisperer in Darkness This Halcyon Classics ebook is H P Lovecraft s classic occult tale of horror THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS An Arkham university professor is contacted by a farmer living in a remote part of Vermont who c

  • Title: The Whisperer in Darkness
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN: 2940011884122
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Nook
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    1. Lovecraft Illustrated Volume 9CONTENTS:ix - Introduction by S. T. Joshi (2015)xiii - Foreword by Ramsey Campbell (2015)003 - "The Whisperer in Darkness" by H. P. Lovecraft091 - "The Whisperer of Images" by Pete Von Sholly (2015)095 - "The Pseudo-Akeley: The Tale of Two Brothers" by Robert M. Price (2015)101 - "Cloaked in Darkness" by Robert M. Price (2015)107 - "Cosmic Trickery" by W. H. Pugmire (2015)Cover and interior Illustrations by Pete Von Sholly 2015

    2. Odličan izbor Lavkraftovih priča objedinjenih na jednom mestu, a moram pomenuti i fantastičan dizajn same knjige, u izdanju Orfelina, koji je zaštitni znak edicije "Poetika strave".Svaka od ovih priča je podsetnik da stvari nikada nisu onakve kakvim nam se čine na prvi pogled i dvojaka opomena: da nikoga i ništa ne uzimamo zdravo za gotovo i da, šta god da uradimo i koliko god da pokušavamo da predvidimo rasplet događaja, tu igru gubimo.Pored klasika "Šaptač u tami", izdvojila bih pr [...]

    3. Please note: This novella is included in The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft, which can be downloaded for free from the CthulhuChick website. (Links where formatting is allowed)Synopsis: An Arkham university professor is contacted by a farmer living in a remote part of Vermont, who claims to have evidence of aliens living in the hills and mining a mysterious metal. After visiting, the professor becomes alarmed at the mysterious change in the behavior of the farmer, including his assertion that [...]

    4. A wonderfully eerie and creepy tale of strange goings-on in the mountains of Vermont. Strange beings - alien? - are visiting the mountains for some kind of mineral and trying to stop investigations by locals and a folklore professor from Boston. Loved this story for its atmospherics and science fiction terror.

    5. Not really scary, but sort of creepy and weirdly engaging. I got a kick out of what must be one of the earlier instances of the “still-functioning-brain-in-a-jar” trope, and also from the thrill that the discovery of Pluto obviously generated. More sci-fi than horror, which was fine with me. 3 1/2 stars, rounded up by coin flip.

    6. Read as part of the Chaos Reading Emergency Group Read for True Detective & The Yellow King. So far, this is the creepiest of all the Lovecraft stories I've read. There were genuine goosebumps involved. I wish I had the time right now to read all of the Cthulhu mythos stories------------------------------------------------------This was a great story, and certainly my favourite Lovecraft to date. What a pity the audiobook version I listened to had a narrator with such poor English language s [...]

    7. This is a collection of classic Lovecraft short stories I read a while back. What I love about him, is how creepy he can make everything seem, the sense of dread and foreboding that his thick prose can create. This guy wrote decades ago, but his stuff can still give me nightmares. I especially like how, it's not about gore, or violence, or murders, or the kind of stuff modern slasher horror is about Lovecraft's stories about about humanity realizing how tiny and frail it is, encountering powerfu [...]

    8. My favorite Lovecraft tale because this takes place in Vermont. Not only that, one of the few writers I feel that actually gets Vermont and doesn't have a tourist feel. Oddly, I felt right at home reading this story. I mean, it mentions the Rutland Herald (a local paper I see daily). I also like this one because it was creepy. Not really a fan of horror writing, but Lovecraft hits the spot.

    9. I either chose the worst or best circumstances to read this in preparation for a talk at my library by a Lovecraft scholar about H.P. Lovecraft's 1927 and 1928 visits to Windham county in southern VT after a particularly devastating flood. "The Whisperer in the Darkness" is the result of those visits. The Cthulu mythos had already been developed, as well as most of Lovecraft's story tactics, but there is an authentic old Yankee chill throughout that is pure Vermon'. We have no hard 'T' sounds at [...]

    10. I am going to write something that may ban me from the esteem of many genre readers for life. So be it, I gotta say this: Lovecraft was not a good writer.As evidence of this, I give you one of his most popular stories, "At the Mountains of Madness". The story starts off great with a narrative told in a cautious tone; the descriptions of arctic exploration; the ensuing discoveries that hint at great and awesome things - I really dug these ideas; and the subsequent violence that suggests something [...]

    11. It's strange to have someone so verbose so copiously use the phrase "terrible beyond description".Here is how I would rate the stories in this book:Dagon-3/10The Nameless City-1/10The Hound-2/10The Festival-3/10The Call of Cthulhu-4/10The Case of Charles Dexter Ward-2/10The Dunwich Horror-7-10The Whisperer in Darkness-5/10At the Mountains of Madness-8/10I was pretty much ready to give up on this book until I got to The Dunwich Horror. That story, and the two that followed it were pretty entertai [...]

    12. This story was written shortly after the discovery of Pluto, and Lovecraft endearingly wasted no time pinning down the new planet's identity to Yuggoth, home of The Elder Ones :-) There are some seriously mindbending celestial phenomena proposed here, part of what makes Lovecraft so unique and appealing to me. It is also yet another great dark, brooding, suspenseful tale where he reveals and holds back just enough to leave you with that delicious signature flavour of fear of the unknown.

    13. My first taste of the great Horror master of the early twentieth century. Lovecraft is an inescapable name in literature. Even someone who has never read any of his work has heard the name Ctulhu mentioned at some point in time. Half the tabletop games seem to be getting a Ctulhu edition these days and then I'm not even mentioning the games made about the Ctulhu mythos, one of which I own myself which is quite good. This collection of short stories serves as a very good intro I think and it woul [...]

    14. Note réelle: 3.5 - J'arrondis par le haut car je suis une personne positive.Je croyais réellement adorer Lovecraft, que l'on définit souvent comme le maître de l'horreur, et je dois admettre avoir été un peu déçu. Oui, la trame narrative, bien que convenue, est très intéressante: Le personnage principal, professeur de littérature passionné par les légendes et les mythes, se lance aux trousses d'une mystérieuse créature qui aurait été aperçue dans les montagnes sombres du Vermon [...]

    15. 4.5Otro de los relatos de Lovecraft, donde aparecen seres de otros mundos. Es horror y ciencia ficción en estado puro.

    16. E lá vamos nós com a fixação de Lovecraft por criaturas subterrâneas aparentemente aquáticas. Não que eu tenha algo a reclamar, considerando que já comentei sobre Um Sussurro nas Trevas antes e, à época, já tinha impressão de ser um dos melhores contos do autor.Albert Wilmarth começa como um cientista cético, um especialista em folclore. É então convidado pelo também erudito Henry Akeley a Vermont – onde enchentes levaram ao aparecimento de estranhas criaturas com corpos crust [...]

    17. No sé porque no había leído más de Lovecraft, con lo tanto que me gusta el género weird. Por cierto, recordaba haber leído At the Mountains of Madness hace unos años pero había olvidado por completo que The Dunwitch Horror viene en The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories hasta que iba a la mitad. Para otros que igual vayan empezando con Lovecraft, éste es un buen punto de partida. Incluye: Dagon, The Nameless City, The Hound, The Festival, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Ch [...]

    18. Terrifying, Horrifying, Mysterious and Lovecraftian. Just a few words to describe Lovecraft's tale, both his short and slightly longer ones.The Whisperer in Darkness is the first of four volumes of books, in which holds a mixture of Lovecraft's stories. Volume one holds the likes of 'The call of the Cthulha', 'The Dunwhich horror', and 'The case of Charles Dexter Ward.' Howard Phillips Lovecraft is legendary for his horror writings. His name is one often spoke beside those of Poe, Hitchcock and [...]

    19. This is a book of collected short stories - Lovecraft's "tales of mystery and the supernatural", and although I quite liked the three that I read, I didn't really feel the need to read any more of them, if you know what I mean. A bit samey? Might read one or two every so often when I feel like a dose of hellish black mires, troubled and dream-infested sleep, the distant baying of gigantic hounds and ruined and nameless cities. (PS If trying to pretend have read Lovecraft at parties, many of his [...]

    20. El que susurra en la oscuridad es una historia ambientada en la Nueva Inglaterra rural, en la que, después de unas inundaciones aparecen arrastrados por la riada, unos extraños cuerpos de forma indefinida. Esto conduce a una investigación sobre su origen y a un intercambio de correspondencia entre el narrador y un investigador que poco a poco va desentrañando pistas sobre los misteriosos seres.Una novela corta, precisa y bastante dinámica con un final algo apresurado pero que no defrauda y [...]

    21. I like horror, fantasy and sci-fi and thought I should give some Lovecraft a go as he keeps popping up as the daddy of it all. Unfortunately I couldn't get into this at all.He comes up with some good scenarios and many of the stories start promisingly enough but then the short ones just end with no real conclusion and the long ones drag and drag until it is a struggle just to get to the end. There is almost no dialog, very few characters and the writing style is inconsistent and maybe even a lit [...]

    22. Very unique writing style in horror genre, I must say. This was a very special experience for me. His works are great and deep, butI can't say I didn't like it. Some short stories are very very good and unique, and some of them ARE unique but not my taste at all. His stories are very dark, metaphorical and dimensional based on his own fears and hates. Only if you approach completely open mind, you can enjoy in his stories. Also, I think you need to know his biography first so you can understand [...]

    23. Vrlo dobra zbirka, koja će biti zanimljiva kako onima koji su već imali priliku da čitaju Lavkraftova dela, tako i onima koji se tek upoznaju sa ovim piscem. Po kvalitetu bih posebno izdvojio priče "Šaptač u tami" i "Užas u četvrti Red Huk". "Vrebajući strah" je jedina priča koja, po mom mišljenju, ne uspeva da dostigne nivo ostalih. Mislim da joj ni Ognjanoivićev prevod ne čini uslugu, jer je na trenutke jezik krajnje rogobatan. Međutim, to je mala zamerka, koja ne utiče previše [...]

    24. Odličan skup Lavkraftovih prica. Neke priče su malo teže za čitanje zbog prevoda koji nije baš sjajan, ali to nikako ne smanjuje utisak koji je knjiga ostavila na mene. Retko koji horor romani mogu da unesu ovoliko jeze i strepnje koliko Lavkraft, što je u najbolje opisano u pričama Saptač u tami, Vrebajući strah (malo teža za čitanje zbog, po meni lošeg prevoda), Neizrecivo, Ljubav prema mrtvima.

    25. The best part about this collection is its efforts to create continuity between stories -- events and people from the first few entries are referenced in later ones, and it creates a nice beginner's sense of the universe that Lovecraft created.

    26. The first few stories had a hard time dragging me in. I thought the writing was slow and a bit pretentious. The later longer stories started to really grab me. Since finishing this book I started looking up more information about the Lovecraft universe, and it is genuinely interesting and horrific.

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