The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

By H. P. Lovecraft - Rating: 7/10

Sometime during my late teens I started reading a bunch of H. P. Lovecraft books. His style never fully caught on with me. He always seems to be describing horrors by simply saying they are indescribable. I decided to reread this short novel in hopes that my passing years would have made me more accepting of his work and, for the most part, I liked it. He has the horror elements down, but he doesn’t seem to know how to create suspense. About one-third the way through you’ll have it all figured out and it’s just a matter of waiting for the dim-witted characters to catch up.

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