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More than a traditional biography, In the Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary listeners. In his provocative new book, W. Scott Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.
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By JLB_1701D on 07-26-17
To be honest, I'm not even a big fan of Lovecraft. I'm just mildly interested. However, this biography is so well researched and organized, I was mesmerized. The info provided and the way it is presented makes it one of the best biographies I know of. It also presents Lovecraft & his work in a way that would delight a serious fan and inspire others like me to read more Lovecraft.
By William on 05-18-17
A fascinating modern look at HPL
Poole tackles the squishy tentacular monster that is the strange life of H P Lovecraft. Unflinching in its look at HPLs good and unsavory bits, I think this is a must-read for fans who want to take up scholarship or more intense fandom within the worlds created by the old man from Rhode Island.