At the Mountains of Madness is the first H. P. Lovecraft book I read, and I think it will continue to do so for a long time. Lovecraft is a truly unique and excellent author; I will point out that right away. But the genre does not appeal to me, so I don’t plan to read it for a long time. However, it is not difficult to understand why people love this author so much.
At the Mountains of Madness, there is an atmosphere that Lovecraft adorned with intricate detail. As you read the events of a group of people exploring the South Pole, you will feel like you are there, thanks to the detailed narration of the author. I mean, it will be like that at best; otherwise, some may undoubtedly be overwhelmed by all these details.
To be clear, I expected to be really, very afraid of this book. I mean, as an easily scared person, while reading At The Mountains of Madness, I made sure I read it during the day and not at night. Of course, I finished the book around three in the morning because I couldn’t leave it. And yes, I was frightened. Still, I wasn’t that scared. Instead, I was amazed by H. P. Lovecraft’s imagination, what I wouldn’t give to see the city he created! But only the city, everything else can be left behind. I won’t give more spoilers about the book; you better go ahead and read this. Enjoy!
At the Mountains of Madness
An expedition to Antarctica goes horribly wrong as a group of explorers stumbles upon some mysterious ancient ruins, with devastating consequences. At the Mountains of Madness ranks among Lovecraft’s most terrifying novellas, and is a firm favourite among fans of classic horror.
H. P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life in New England.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: