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In the Mountains of Madness

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This brilliant and page-turning book reveals the importance of H.P. Lovecraft in a way no one has before—a survey of his life but, more importantly, an examination of his influence that stretches throughout the entertainment industry and into society as a whole.

Interweaving the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon, In the Mountains of Madness strives to explain this reclusive, cultish figure while challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees. Focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, role-playing games, and video games directly influenced by his work, but who know little or nothing about the man himself, In the Mountains of Madness places Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own.

More than a traditional biography, this provocative book reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.

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Publisher: Catapult
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 22, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781619028562
  • File size: 1968 KB
  • Release date: August 22, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781619028562
  • File size: 1968 KB
  • Release date: August 22, 2016

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This brilliant and page-turning book reveals the importance of H.P. Lovecraft in a way no one has before—a survey of his life but, more importantly, an examination of his influence that stretches throughout the entertainment industry and into society as a whole.

Interweaving the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon, In the Mountains of Madness strives to explain this reclusive, cultish figure while challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees. Focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, role-playing games, and video games directly influenced by his work, but who know little or nothing about the man himself, In the Mountains of Madness places Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own.

More than a traditional biography, this provocative book reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.

Expand title description text