The King in Yellow


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I cannot forget Carcosa where black stars hang in the heavens; where the shadows of men's thoughts lengthen in the afternoon... I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with this beautiful, stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth - a world which now trembles before the King in Yellow. The weird tales in this slim volume are all linked by a play, the second act of which reveals truths so terrible and beautiful that it drives all who read it to despair: The King ...

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Jul 29, 2010

Unmasked, if not forgotten

This was really the seminal example of what came to be known as supernatural thrillers or esoteric fiction. But its elegant style and understated weirdness has never been done better. Lovecraft is the lovechild of Chambers. Who or what is the King in Yellow will only be answered when he is unmasked by future refugees from the reality studio.
Highly recommended.


May 17, 2007

Weird & Chilling Classic

For fans of Lovecraft, Machen, Bloch and other masters of weird fiction. A classic.

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