Thursday, June 14

Short Story Review: The Statement of Randolph Carter by HP Lovecraft

Author: HP Lovecraft
Title: The Statement of Randolph Carter 
Genre: Horror, Fiction, Short Story
Pages: 10
Published: 1920
Where I Got It: My shelf (Gift)

It tells of a traumatic event in the life of Randolph Carter, a student of the occult loosely representing Lovecraft himself. It is the first story in which Carter appears and is part of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle

This is technically book 1 of the "series". I read book 2 a while back. Had no idea there was some sort of order, because there really isn't an order, but there is all at the same time. Confusing? Yes. But you can read any of the shorts that belong to this "series". They tie in, but then they don't all at the same time. Fun stuff this Lovecraft fellow. 

Poor Randolph. Poor Harley. But you know what? Don't be poking your nose into places that you don't belong. There were signs. There were warnings. But do humans listen? Nope. 

This was quick and it ended quickly. I really do want more. I wish there had been to this. A page or two more would have been better. 

A quick read that did make me scared. Ugh poor Harley the things he had to see. Luckily Randolph got away with his life and part of his sanity. 

In the end, if you even remotely like horror or thrillers you must read Lovecraft and some of his stuff! This would be a good introduction for sure. I'll stamp this with 4 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

Look at you, reading all the oldies

Carole Rae said...

LOL yesss...I try to read them here and there ;)

Anachronist said...

they sound nice!

Carole Rae said...

A good one!