A fantastic anthology by the true master of horror fiction. Highly recommended. - Book Nutter's Book Reviews This is an excellent collection of Lovecraft's 'zombie' stories, which serves both as a treat to old fans and a sampler to people who haven't read Lovecraft before. I would highly recommend this collection. - Of Stacks and CupsJoyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and other experts on horror fiction deem H. P. Lovecraft the master teller of weird tales. These six chilling stories - all published between 1921 and 1933 - offer compelling journeys into the land of the undead.
The collection begins with The Outsider, the tale of a recluse whose overwhelming loneliness emboldens him to seek out human contact. Subsequent stories include Herbert West - Reanimator, written as a satire of Frankenstein and used as the source for a popular horror film; In the Vault, in which an undertaker experiences supernatural revenge; Cool Air, an account of a doctor's fanatical obsession with defying death; and Pickman's Model, focusing on an artist's gallery of nightmares. The Thing on the Doorstep concludes the compilation with the compelling tale of a man whose body is preyed upon by a spirit that refuses to die. Highly recommended. A great way to re-animate Lovecraft's standing as a master of the horror genre. -Looking for a Good Book