Friday, December 17, 2010
Review: tHE sTATEMENT oF rANDOLPH cARTER
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories:
THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER
by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Penguin Classics (1999), Paperback, 448 pages
‘The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.’ (from the Call of Cthhulhu)
This short story was written December 1919.
Randolph Carter represents the double of Lovecraft telling about his dreams.
Carter has been found wandering through swamps in a state of shock, this story is his statement to the police. Carter has to explain the disappearance of his friend Harley Warren.
Warren has received from India a book where he learns about a door between the surface world and the underworld.
Warren discovers the location of such portal and invites Carter …
No monsters, no blood, just the atmosphere by the master Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
‘I watched amorphous, necrophagous shadows dance beneath an accursed waning moon.’ (p.13)