• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I've never read H.P. Lovecraft, despite knowing the author's name and style. It wasn't until I'd read several reviews comparing a new author to the classic writer that I decided I needed to read these for myself and determine if I liked it well enough to consider a comparison review as a compliment. After all, if a book to compared to Twilight's writing, I'd run screaming in the other direction. Since it's summer and I have a short attention span, I opted for a collection of short stories. In Dreams of Terror and Death, the only one I'd even heard of was "The Cats of Ulthur" regarding Egypt and as I've read more, I've discovered some I'd forgotten or heard of, which is a lot like remembering who you used to have a crush on in high school; brings back a rush of memories -- and not all of them pleasant.
And I warn you…if you don't enjoy the old fashioned writing, with long and rambling sentences, you won't fall in love with this book.
Here's the Teaser:
"Once again came the voice of my friend, still hoarse with fear, and now apparently tinged with despair:'I can't tell you, Carter! It's too utterly beyond thought--I dare not tell you--no man could know it and live--Great God! I never dreamed of this!'"
- pg 33, "The Statement of Randolph Carter" from Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
What are you reading?