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The Whisperer in Darkness
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
"The Whisperer in Darkness" is a 26,000-word novella by H. P. Lovecraft. Written FebruarySeptember 1930, it was first published in Weird Tales, August 1931. Similar to "The Colour Out of Space" (1927), it is a blend of horror and science fiction. Although it makes numerous references to the Cthulhu Mythos, the story is not a central part of the mythos, but reflects a shift in Lovecraft's writing at this time towards science fiction. The story also introduces the Mi-go, an extraterrestrial race of fungoid creatures.
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Ddzmini
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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So here in LA guess where I went 🤣🤣🤣 and I spent way too much… I may have to mail these to myself in Hawaii 🤣🤣🤣

Patchshank If you do mail them to yourself be sure to tell them it's media mail. It will be a lot cheaper. 3w
Ddzmini Thank you @Patchshank I need to save money now to make up for what I spent 🤣 3w
Patchshank Yeah it's so much cheaper. I mailed my grandma a bunch of books. They didn't hear me say media mail. It was going to be like $60 to mail, but ended up being $12. 3w
Ddzmini @Patchshank that‘s awesome thank you for letting me know 🤗 3w
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Finished the last two stories of this particular collection tonight, few very well known ones in this and a few obscure ones I'd never heard of before; all in all a nice wee collection. ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Now onto Volume Two, to read the ones I've not read from there. 🐙

ShelleyBooksie Terrifying cover 9mo
ferskner I would have to cover this cover, haha 9mo
Cathythoughts Spooky cover 😳 9mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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A blend of horror, science fiction and written in that usual Lovecraft style - cryptic, detailed, use your imagination to understand and be creeped out.

I liked the references to Cthulhu and thought it was a cool concept, thought the ending was predictable but it still gets a 3/5 moderate rating because I did like it.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3149602862 ↩ review

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rakeshpm
The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Ex nihilo nihil fit
Nothing comes from nothing

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Finished this one today, though I must admit I skipped my least favorite story. Not a huge fan of At the Mountains of Madness. This collection‘s a great jumping-off point for those just getting into Lovecraft.

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Just started on The Call of Cthulhu, and the first paragraph resonated with me.

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Verba Docent
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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There are valid issues with Lovecraft's personal views which I will not reiterate because they are well documented. Speaking purely about the novella, it is more science fiction/cosmic horror than traditional horror. I preferred the first 2/3 of the story, which involve more traditional mystery/horror elements. The last third, which has more sci-fi elements, was less impressive to me. The atmosphere of mystery and terror is the main selling point.

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DivineDiana
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Finished Halloween night! Strange aliens living in the hills of Vermont. What do they want from humans? A novella written in 1931, the terror is palpable! Thank you @SerialReader !

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DivineDiana
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The Migo- an extraterrestrial monster from my current read. #octoberxfiles #callingallmonsters

Thank you @Cinfhen and @Robothugs for a fun challenge! Jumped in when I could! 👏🏻📚😉👻👹🎃😈

Cinfhen Happy you did 😘😘jump in for #NoFemmeber 🎸🎧 3y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Will do! 😘 3y
Robothugs 😱😱 That‘s not scary or anything. Thanks for joining in! 🤗 3y
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DivineDiana
The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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My last Halloween read. My first Lovecraft. #blameitonlitsy #serialreader

Eyelit Who is the artist? I‘m loving the creepiness of this! 3y
DivineDiana @Eyelit Blanka Dvorak 3y
Eyelit Thanks! 3y
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SerialReader
The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Ten more days until Halloween is perfect for the 10 issues of one of my favorite creepy stories from #serialreader - The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft.

After floods reveal strange things from deep in the woods, a professor shares his near escape from the unknown to urge the public to stay away. More creepy/weird than horror & a great tale for chilly October nights! 🎃

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rohit-sawant
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I would've struggled with the prompt had I not come across @Cathythoughts's pick! Riffing off of @TrishB's post since I couldn't think of anything else. 😆
Pictured is Hastur, a deity from the Cthulhu Mythos, originally an invention of Ambrose Bierce. Lovecraft mentioned him in the tagged story, inspired by Robert W. Chambers's The King in Yellow.
Art via https://bit.ly/2Fk1cH4
#bodakyellow
#Aprella
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Reviewsbylola So cool! I love how this prompt has inspired everyone to think outside the box. 😂 4y
GarthRanzz A local comic shop I used to frequent quite a bit was named Hastur‘s after him. A lot of people didn‘t get the reference. 4y
emilyhaldi I think Cardi B would be very impressed by your creativity 😆🙌🏻 4y
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batsy Haha, love the creative pick! And I learned about the King in Yellow because of season 1 of True Detective 😆 4y
Cathythoughts One crazy deity 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
rohit-sawant @Reviewsbylola Yes! It was either this or the minions. 😂 4y
rohit-sawant @GarthRanzz That's pretty neat! Those who did get it must've had a big grin. 4y
rohit-sawant @emilyhaldi That's a very nice thing to hear. 😁 4y
rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks! I loved how they incorporated it in the show. It made things so much creepier 😱 4y
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Yes! 😱🦑💛 4y
Mdargusch So perfect! 4y
rohit-sawant @Mdargusch Thank you! 😁 4y
TricksyTails Freaking awesome! 😍🙌 4y
rohit-sawant @TricksyTails Right?! 😃 He's even mentioned in Good Omens! I didn't make the connection at the time, & it only struck me later. 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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Interesting read. Not necessarily my genre but it was good.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Reading and getting my steps in for the day, at least most of them, before bed. #mindandbody

Joybishoptx You go! 💪🏼 5y
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OrangeMooseReads
The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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This one is just as confusing as Cthulhu (which is mentioned in this story). I have 3 more issues to go. #serialreader

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OrangeMooseReads
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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A little reading before #audiocleaning

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OrangeMooseReads
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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Because 'The Call of Cthulhu' didn't confuse me enough I thought I would go with another Lovecraft read #serialreader

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Caterina
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Lovecraft is not the best writer: his prose and character-building are mediocre. However, this novella highlights his strengths and his deserved title "Father of Modern Horror." His creative mythology, of aliens that are older and wiser than us and that we instinctively fear and loathe, has a unique draw, and he does a great job of creating atmosphere and tension. Let yourself get swept into the atmosphere and you'll enjoy a great #AllHallowsRead

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sprainedbrain
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This book starts off very scientific and matter-of-fact, but tension builds nicely as you read along, and the ending is downright creepy. A perfect selection for Serial Reader, in my opinion. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Also, the last couple of chapters scared the bejeezus out of me. I am regretting reading them while home alone in the dark. 😱

#scaretober #scaryreads #AllHallowsRead

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sprainedbrain
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I think I can squeeze in one more Halloween read in on Serial! #AllHallowsReads #scarybooks

Aseleener I thought the same thing; just started The Dunwich Horror today. ☺ 5y
TheNextBook I might start this one too if there arent too many issues. 5y
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sprainedbrain @Aseleener ooooh.. that one only has 7 issues. I can maybe squeeze that in too! Lol 5y
TheNextBook Good because I'm finishing The Iliad and that has 64! 5y
UwannaPublishme You may want to stay away from Les Mis. It has 233! 😳 5y
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Caterina
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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Here's my #AllHallowsRead TBR. It's two slightly longer (but still short) works and five short stories, all available on the @SerialReader app! I don't usually read stuff like this, but y'all have inspired me! Hopefully I won't get too scared! 😂

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quirkyreader
The Whisperer in Darkness | H. P. Lovecraft
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Weird creatures abound in this weird tale. 🐸🐙

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