Saturday, September 6, 2014

H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre: 2 Stars

H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural edited by Stephen Jones

H.P. Lovecraft, often considered the king of horror, put together a bunch of his favorite supernatural tales that eventually ended up in a book. These stories ranged for the scary to the bizarre. Some of the tales were well known wives' tales and others were scarce stories. I am not sure how he found all of these tales, but they were all very different and unique. 

Considering the one who chose the stories, I was rather disappointed. They were, for lack of a better word, boring. I found very few of them even mildly intriguing. Perhaps these tales were better in a different time, but I was not impressed.

One interesting thing about this book is that the audiobook had several different readers.  One of the readers was Bronson Pinchot.  He did an excellent job of reading, although I was somewhat disappointed he didn't use the voice of Balki from Perfect Strangers.   

Rating: PG

Recommended for those who enjoy: mildly scary, short stories, and thrillers.

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