The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories - H.P. Lovecraft, S.T. Joshi, Travis Louie Madness is just around the corner in Lovecraft’s world. The dark deeps hide a reality that humanity cannot comprehend. Nor should try.

This collection of short stories have some of Lovecraft’s best known stories. His writing is best in the shorter stories. He is able to maintain suspense and a tempo that matches your increasing heart rate. His longer stories, more like novellas, are less engaging. The build-up lasts too long and suspense turns into impatience.

Nevertheless, Lovecraft is a staple for any disaffected teen and his influence on some of the best writers today is undeniable.