By H. P. Lovecraft
Multi-eyed protoplasmic entities, flesh-eating ghouls, animate corpses, time-traveling physique snatchers, and, definite, large albino penguins. those are the various extraordinary creatures that populate the universe created by means of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft has stimulated lots of today’s most renowned writers and artists, together with grasp of latest horror fiction Stephen King, Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo Del Toro, and artist and Alien set-designer H. R. Giger.
This assortment contains 3 choices from the Cthulhu Mythos: the novella At the Mountains of Madness, that's usually thought of Lovecraft’s masterpiece; “The factor at the Doorstep”; and “The Shadow Out of Time.” whereas together with the entire chilling “cyclopean vistas,” large abominations and appalling adjustments that readers have come to count on from Lovecraft, this additionally showcases his myth writing in tales reminiscent of “The Cats of Ulthar,” “The Silver Key,” and significantly The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.
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As he felt the creature turning toward Gerald, Cole tried to steer him away by twisting the knife again. Despite the knife in its torso, the creature still knocked Gerald through the air with a powerful backhand. The old man’s back slammed against a nearby table and the wet crunch of breaking bones ﬁlled the lodge. There were more voices and more gunshots, but Cole couldn’t make out any details. He was dragged a few more feet as more shots were ﬁred. A bullet shredded through the creature’s fur and thumped against what might as well have been a slab of solid rock.
His thoughts weren’t exactly incomprehensible, but they came quickly enough to overwhelm him. He took a few breaths, accidentally ﬁlled his lungs with the stench of death and ran outside. The contents of his stomach hit the snow, where they were 42 Marcus Pelegrimas almost immediately buried. Cole pulled in some of the crisp morning air and felt a little better. As his pulse slowed to a pace just shy of frantic, he spotted movement a few yards away. His hands balled into ﬁsts and he suddenly wished he hadn’t left the riﬂe behind.
He took Gerald’s laminated card from his pocket and read it over so he could be sure to dial the correct number. The last thing he wanted to do was waste battery life on stupid mistakes. After checking the number once more, he pressed the Send button and held the phone up to his ear. There were a few clicks, followed by a series of beeps. Then, like a song from an angel, there came a ring tone. Finally, someone answered. “Hello, this is MEG Branch 40,” said the voice on the other end of the connection.
At the Mountains of Madness (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by H. P. Lovecraft