The Road to Madness: The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft is, quite unexpected, another volume of stories by H.P. Lovecraft. This particular collection attempts to show his development as a writer, and does so by starting off with some inconsequential (and, frankly, mediocre) early tales, progressing past pretty awesome stories like Herbert West—Reanimator and The Festival to the magnificent At the Mountains of Madness with its dreadful horrors buried underneath the Antarctic ice. Perhaps not the best collection of Lovecraft I’ve read, but still very much worth the effort.
- Book read
- H.P. Lovecraft — The Road to Madness: The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft
- First line
The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty.— from The Beast in the Cave