I’m almost afraid to admit it, but I’ve never read any H.P. Lovecraft. I know, I know. Cut me some slack, I’m young and there’s only so many hours in a day. So to remedy this situation I need to know what the best Lovecraft story collection is. Please recommend only one.
Also, the only Kafka I’ve read is “Metamorphosis,” and that was years ago. So I could use a decent Kafka collection as well.
Update: This is what I ended up getting:
The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre with an introduction by Robert Bloch (the Del Rey one, not the Createspace one)
March 20, 2005 at 3:36 pm
Brenden just sent me this http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/
still interested in a print collection, or at least some suggestions on where to start in the online collection.
March 21, 2005 at 10:56 pm
I loaned my two book S.T. Joshi lovecraft set to a buddy in Austin or I’d send them your way in may- that said, if they re-arrive before I head out I’ll bring them
Those being The Annotated Lovecraft & More Annotated Lovecraft, edited by S.T. Joshi
Very much worth reading if you’re reading lovecraft for the first time, with enough footnotes and trivia to really get an idea of what sources lovecraft was using
March 21, 2005 at 11:04 pm
Thanks, but who is this? Still haven’t figured out the missing “name” field problem…
March 21, 2005 at 8:17 pm
In my opinion, the best one-volume Lovecraft collection is almost certainly the very recent Library of America collection.