Mini-review: The Thing on the Doorstep by H. P. Lovecraft

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4 stars

Synopsis:

A man and his wife may not always be who they appear to be.


Mini-review:

It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his murderer.

Wow. I wasn’t sure what to I was going to think of this, as several state it’s not his best of stories, but as I’m a new reader of Lovecraft, I have nothing to compare this to, so I enjoyed it hugely!

The opening line of this story, (the quote above), is enough to completely suck you in to the story. You’ll find yourself getting lost in this piece of fiction, coming out the other side of it dazed, horrified and delighted.

This story has some of the best tension building, leaving you to decide what is happening to the ever changing Edward and his mysterious wife Asenath.

The hints to black magic and the occult make this story really ominous, dark and brooding. This is really a terrific horror story. If this isn’t one of his best, I’m excited to see what his other stories bring!

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