What are the best Lovecraft books?

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    #1At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror

    At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror

    At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft is a complete short novel unlike any other. Three additional strange tales are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird.

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    Helen Wu
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror is written by H.P. Lovecraft and has many, many reviews on Amazon. A collection of tales, many reviewers regard the title as 'classic Lovecraft'. The question on whether it's the "best Lovecraft books" isn't clear, but it could be a contender. "
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    #2The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

    The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

    H.P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter is a short horror novel written in 1927 but was not published until 1941. It is about a man named Charles Dexter Ward and his obsession with Joseph Curwen, an alleged wizard with unusual habits.

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    Shaurya Yadav
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This is a classic and a goody. I would recommend this "
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    #3The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird Stories

    The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird Stories

    The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird Stories, compiled by Penguin Classics, is the third omnibus edition of works by the 20th-century author of horror novels, H.P. Lovecraft.

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    Lauren Sanders
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I'm a huge Lovecraft fan and this book is super good. It's a compilation of a bunch of really well written short stories. "
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    #4The Dunwich Horror and Others

    The Dunwich Horror and Others

    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft recounts chilling experiences in the supernatural world, revealed in detail in sixteen macabre tales. It includes short stories like In the Vault, Pickman's Model, The Outsider, and more.

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    Pamela Ward
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Has an interesting ending. Well thought our horrors from HP Lovecraft. "
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    #5The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft features six bone-chilling tales of bizarre beauty and tells how horror lurks in the dark soul. These are testaments to evil that will inside the hearts of readers forever.
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    Donna Henry
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I usually love Lovecraft books, but this one just didn't do it for me. It was really bizarre which is ok but this one really had me confused. If you feel like getting a headache from being confused and reading the pages over and over again, then this is for you."
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    #6More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

    More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

    More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft explores the marvelous complexity of his writing. This is a rich and in-depth exploration of great horror fiction by the acknowledged master of the weird.

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    Doris Peng
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a book book about lovecraft but not by him. I think the solution is decent but doesn't exactly hit what I want. It's about the author but isn't by the author."
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    #7Shadows over Innsmouth

    Shadows over Innsmouth
    Shadows over Innsmouth by Stephen Jones features seventeen chilling stories, including the inspiration and original masterpiece of horror by H.P. Lovecraft: The Shadow Over Innsmouth.
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    Frank Kelly
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Seventeen different stories in one book. All stories have an exception "chilly" theme and will keep you on the edge of your seat. "
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    #8The Abominations Of Nephren-Ka & Three More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos

    The Abominations Of Nephren-Ka & Three More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos
    The Abominations Of Nephren-Ka & Three More Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos by Mark McLaughlin is the prequel to H.P. Lovecraft's The Haunter Of The Dark." It's set in a distant time when Nephren-Ka ruled the City of Night.
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    Ayaan Sharma
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "As this is not actually a Lovecraft book, it technically doesn't fit as a lovecraft book; it is however a prequel to one of his. I wouldn't read this if you're just getting into Lovecraft books though."
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    #9Astronomicon minorem - DMT, Cthulhu and You: First United Church of Cthulhu

    Astronomicon minorem - DMT, Cthulhu and You: First United Church of Cthulhu
    Astronomicon minorem - DMT, Cthulhu and You by Khurt Khave, the head priest of the First United Church if Cthulhu. Readers will discover how H.P. Lovecraft's night terrors are his vivid visits to the Dreamlands.
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    Nancy Reyes
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "If you are into wack job religions sucking you dry for a phantom cause you can't pass this book by. It will enlighten you to the doctrine of some nut job with mental health issues."
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    #10Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica

    Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica
    Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica by various authors is a strange, electrifying and sexy collection of stories, inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's extensive work. It features insanity-inducing and orgasm-producing eight stories.
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    Emma Tang
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This really got me in the mood to write my own. It was an energetic experience to go through these stories and feel the mood behind each creation"
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    #11The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

    The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

    The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft is a book written by H.P. Lovecraft and edited by Leslie S. Klinger. It contains illustrations, reproductions of original cover art and artworks, as well as over 1000 annotations. It was published in 2014.

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    Jane Dean
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft is hands down the best Lovecraft book. The cover and artwork alone makes you want to read it. I found it very interesting and can keep my attention."
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    #12Poseidon's Children (Legacy of the Gods)

    Poseidon's Children (Legacy of the Gods)

    Poseidon's Children is book 1 of the Legacy of the Gods series by Michael West. After witnessing a young couple get torn apart, Larry Neuhaus becomes determined to unravel a mystery as old as time together with his new-found friends.

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    Rose James
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The author does a pretty good job of continuing the Lovecraft universe as far as a writing a pageturner. There were too many characters to keep track of, however. Also, there was no character development to speak of."
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    #13The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

    The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

    The Thing on the Doorstep is a short horror novel written by H.P. Lovecraft in August 1933. The novel was allegedly inspired by Barry Pain's An Exchange of Souls (1911) and  H. B. Drake's The Remedy (1925).

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    Nathan Owens
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The Thing on the Doorstep is in my top 10 favorite books. The story is easy to follow and has many twists and turns to keep my interest."
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    #14The Best of H. P. Lovecraft

    The Best of H. P. Lovecraft

    The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre is a compilation of H. P. Lovecraft's very best work. It is said that Lovecraft author exerted an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction.

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    Kimberly Black
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I LOVE Lovecraft books. My favorite one right now is The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. This is a compilation of his best works. I absolutely love this book! It's kept me occupied for hours at night reading it. I've read it several times over already. It's just that amazing. If you have a friend or family member that loves horror fiction, get them this now!"
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    #15The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is a selection of Lovecraft's terrifying tales including classics like 'The Outsider' or 'The Call of Cthulhu'. It is 452 pages of psychological and paranormal stories written by the reinventor of the terror genre. 

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    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I was recently turned on to Lovecraft boxes and I truly love them. I am totally into horror and the paranormal story lines. This box checks off all of these boxes. He writes with such intensity that you can't put the book down. If this is your kind of book reading i highly suggest getting this book."
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    #16The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft

    The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft

    The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft is a Horror, Anthology, Lovecraftian, Fiction book written by D.M Mitchell et al. It was published January 1, 2003 by Creation Books.

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    John Allen
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I adore H.P. Lovecraft, so I thought I'd check this out. Bad idea. When you have an anthology, you'd hope for some good entries somewhere in the bunch. This has none and they don't connect at all. This is more of an abomination than a tribute. Avoid!"
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