What are the best of the Cthulhu Mythos Books?

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    #1Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

    Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

    Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos is the first anthology that pays tribute to author H.P. Lovecraft. This collection includes two of Lovecraft's masterpieces and other horror books from author who have been influenced by him. 

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    Rose Warren
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I've been a huge Lovecraft fan since I was a teen, so I've read a lot of work by other authors delving into the worlds he's created. Tales of the Cthulu Mythos is pretty great overall. It has two Lovecraft stories and the rest are compiled from various other sources. Obviously, there's a little range in the quality of the stories, but there is more good than bad and I would say even the least impressive are of about average quality. I think once you really start getting into the Cthulu Mythos stories, you'll probably find other books that are more directly suited to your tastes, but this one is a crowd pleaser and should not be overlooked."
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    #2The 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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    Adam Fisher
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "One of several works compiling Lovecraft's works into single volumes, this contains one of the better Cthulhu mythos stories in the title story. All of Lovecraft's stories have the same unreal feeling to them, so if you can get through the old style writing you'll enjoy everything he writes."
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    #3The 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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    Ethan Alexander
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Classic book, this is really a must read if you're into mythical creatures and the stories around them."
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    #4Necronomicon

    Necronomicon

    Necronomicon is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft's best novels including the complete Cthulu Mythos cycle, preserved the way was originally published. This collection will introduce the said horror genius to the new generations. 

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    Craig Graham
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Lovecraft is one of my favorite authors and Cthulhu Mythos my favorite work of his. This book keeps the original intact and has no friendly editing which in my experience always detracts from the vision of the artist. I read these over and over and could not be happier with this purchase. Even the cover is great."
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    #5The Children of Cthulhu

    The Children of Cthulhu

    The Children of Cthulhu is a compilation of chilling new tales inspired by H.P Lovecraft. Instead of sticking to the traditional Lovecraftian ways, the authors of the Children of Cthulhu were asked to bring the true horror of Cthulhu right into the modern world.

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    Beverly Ward
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The stories in the book are pretty scary, but also feel very fresh compared to other books on the Cthulu Mythos. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Cthulu, wanting to read something original."
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    #6That Which Should Not Be

    That Which Should Not Be
    Brett J. Talley's That Which Should not be is one of the novels that are part of the Cthulhu Mythos literary universe. It was 2011 HWA Bram Stoker Finalist for superior achievement for a First Novel, a 2011 GoodReads Choice Awards Semi-Finalist and a Winner of the 2011 JournalStone horror writing contest.
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    Anna Pena
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley is a part of the Cthullu Mythos literary. It's an award winning book that is full in intrigue and suspense! You won't want to put it down."
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    #7The 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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    Crystal Hill
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I liked the stories and novellas in this book. "The Color from Outer Space," "The Dunwich Horror" and "At the Mountains of Madness" are some of HPL's most well-known and best works. However, if you really want to get into the Cthulu mythos, you need to read "The Call of Cthulhu," and that's not in this anthology."
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    #8The Trials of Obed Marsh

    The Trials of Obed Marsh
    The Exciting Prequel to Lovecraft's Shadow Over Innsmouth!

    Innsmouth was a corrupted and fallen town, consumed by its greed and controlled by the Esoteric Order of Dagon. In 1928, the Federal Government destroyed Innsmouth and the nearby Devil Reef based on claims made by a man who had visited the town.

    Four years after the mysterious disappearance of Robert Olmstead, the man who sent the FBI to Innsmouth, his closest friend has discovered new evidence into the reality of what Innsmouth truly was: He has found the Journal of Captain Obed Marsh.


    The journal paints an intense scene of a vibrant town and how one man's good intentions can pave the way to Hell itself.


    Or in this case...to Y'ha-nthlei.


    What can test a man so intensely as to break him from his righteous path?


    Only the journal can shed light on that.


    These are the Trials of Obed Marsh.
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    Kathy Lee
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is a great read and anyone who liked "The Shadow over Innsmouth" will truly enjoy this book. It is a spellbinding thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this book and agree it is the best of the Cthulhu Mythos Books."
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    #9The Horror in the Museum

    The Horror in the Museum

    The Horror in the Museum is a novel ghostwritten by H.P. Lovecraft through writer Hazel Herald in October 1932. It tells the story of the George Roger's, an owner of a wax museum specializing in grotesque and how he accepted the challenge of spending the night at his allegedly cursed museum. 

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    April Qin
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Lovecraft.... If you haven't read Lovecraft and you're a horror fan, you are missing out.This book is all short stories,"
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    #10The 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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    Deborah Hanson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Perhaps a classic among the interest of fictional horror readers, this story seems to be one of great interest among fans of H.P. Lovecraft. This book has created strong interest with positive ratings among this category."
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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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    Edward Tran
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A good starting point for H.P. Lovecraft's works. Contains all of his quintessential stories in a single book."
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    #12Shadows 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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    Shirley Rogers
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Shadows Over Innsmouth is an excellent collection of stories that pay tribute to Cthulhu Mythos. This book even contains the original Shadows Over Innsmouth masterpiece. I wouldn't recommend this book to just anybody, but if you like creepy horror stuff, you will probably really enjoy this book."
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    #13At the Mountains of Madness

    At the Mountains of Madness

    At the Mountains of Madness is a graphic novel interpretation of the novel written by the infamous H.P. Lovecraft. It was illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard and was published October 1, 2010 by Selfmadehero.

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    Brittany Alexander
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is great. It's a bit long, but well worth the read. Some of the descriptions get a bit lengthy, but over all the book is interesting."
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    #14Astronomicon 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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    Paul Daniels
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I recently got as a gift the book "Astronomicon minorem - DMT, Cthulhu and You: First United Church of Cthulhu". The book is about a priest of the the First United Church if Cthulhu, and it analizes Lovecraft's night terrors to his vivid visits to the Dreamlands. The book is interesting, but not really my genre, I'm sure many people will appreciate it more than me."
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    #15The 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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    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The Abominations of Nephren-Ka & Three More Tales Of The Ctuhulu Mythos is part of the Cuthulhu Mythos and expands on Nephren-Ka. Receiving good reviews on Amazon, with very little negativity, this is a potential book that could be considered one of the best books in the Cthulhu universe."

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Best What are the best of the Cthulhu Mythos Books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tales of the Cthulhu MythosBooks 29 Paid
2The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird StoriesBooks 27 Paid
3The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Books 27 Paid
4NecronomiconBooks 25 Paid
5The Children of CthulhuBooks 23 Paid
6That Which Should Not BeBooks 22 Paid
7The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird StoriesBooks 21 Paid
8The Trials of Obed MarshBooks 18 Paid
9The Horror in the MuseumBooks 17 Paid
10The Case of Charles Dexter WardBooks 15 Paid
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