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Le montagne della follia

By H. P. Lovecraft

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| eBook | 9788854127692

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    Pocas veces abandono un libro por lo pesado que se me hace su lectura y lamentablemente, En las montañas de la locura no me ha llegado, me ha resultado pesado hasta tal punto de no poder terminarlo. Y eso que me encanta todo el mundo creado por Lovec ...(continue)

    Pocas veces abandono un libro por lo pesado que se me hace su lectura y lamentablemente, En las montañas de la locura no me ha llegado, me ha resultado pesado hasta tal punto de no poder terminarlo. Y eso que me encanta todo el mundo creado por Lovecraft.Exceso de texto para explicar la mitología de Cthulhu e innecesaria como una breve historia del libro, se extiende mucho y luego la historia está llena de tecnicismos. No digo que sea un mal libro, al contrario, Lovecraft siempre será uno de los pocos autores buenos en terror pero por lo que sea, desde un mal momento para coger el libro o cansancio, el libro no me ha llegado.

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    La Utopía de Casiopea said on Sep 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Una noia mortale

    Il titolo dice tutto. Si salva solo la parte in cui viene descritta la mitologia di Lovecraft. Il resto e' noia.

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    Cla "not today" boga said on Sep 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    I have been reading and re-reading HPL for more than thirty years now, and it becomes more and more apparent that his “cosmic horror” production, for our “modern” sensibilities (shaped by Stephen King’s “fast-food” style) is cumbersome, convoluted, a ...(continue)

    I have been reading and re-reading HPL for more than thirty years now, and it becomes more and more apparent that his “cosmic horror” production, for our “modern” sensibilities (shaped by Stephen King’s “fast-food” style) is cumbersome, convoluted, as fast paced as when we are running in a nightmare (quite “telefonata”, we would say in Italian): twists in the plot are suggested scores of pages earlier.. (this applies less to his production in Dunsanian fantasy).
    This is to say that through all this time, the aforesaid characteristics notwithstanding, I have been more and more deeply mesmerized by his lucid delirium, by the the obsessive power of his visions (I should really get to read his collected letters, too).
    So these short notes of mine must be seen as a sign of affection. From the sublime to the ridicule there is but one step, someone said; and I must say that thrice in this novella does HPL tread that step.
    Masses of shoggoth cells becoming biological organs “through hypnosis”? giant, so far unknown pterodactyls hoisting the great building stones on the mountaintops (did men use eagles and condors to build Machu Picchu? Weren’t pterodactyls not even able to rise into flight, just to fall and glide?)? A race, half-fungoid and half-crustacean (how do these halves match?), which is probably at the origin of the legends about the horrible Mi-Go, or abominable Snowman (which half in particular??).
    And let us not inquire in too much detail about the enormous exploration the main characters carry out in a few hours.
    These are but tiny specks on the face of a far-reaching vision, immense in geographic landscapes, and connecting all the strains of HPL’s myths in a geological timeline. And what concepts! Mankind being just one of the random by-products of the Elder Ones manipulating living matter (here one reasons of HPL’s bizarre charm is made clear: he was a materialist and atheist, though he was a conservative, reactionary man, bordering with racism.. an unusual combination!).
    And at the same time, it is maybe the only occurrence in his tales where men sympsthize with alien creatures: another race, but like mankind victims of Cthulhu’s spawn; so the visit to the Dead city swings betwitxt (as he would say) horror for the slayers of the fellow explorers, and admiration, nearly elation, for the Elder Ones’ architectonic and artistic feats; eventually not even the discovery of the missing companion’s dissected body rekindles any hatred, so enthralled are they in the multi-million-year-long epical history of the Elder Ones.. After all, did they behave any differently from men on an exploration party? They awoke after 40 million years to find themselves in a different world, ready to be dissected! The admiration for the Elders grow until that cry: “They were men!” (in that they fought the shapeless, brute shoggoths).
    And so, Lovecraft shows humanism.

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    Antonio Ippolito said on Sep 7, 2014 | 1 feedback

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    Un horror o un orrore?

    L’unica cosa che dà un brivido di terrore è il numero di pagine che mancano per finirlo… sembrano non diminuire mai. Noiosissimo.

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    Isabelle said on May 27, 2014 | 2 feedbacks

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    "Nell'insieme lo spettacolo conteneva l'insistente, pervasiva allusione a qualche meraviglioso segreto o potenziale rivelazione: come se le vette nude, paurose, fossero le colonne di una porta agghiacciante che immetteva nelle occulte sfere del sogno ...(continue)

    "Nell'insieme lo spettacolo conteneva l'insistente, pervasiva allusione a qualche meraviglioso segreto o potenziale rivelazione: come se le vette nude, paurose, fossero le colonne di una porta agghiacciante che immetteva nelle occulte sfere del sogno e negli abissi del tempo più remoto, dello spazio e delle altre dimensioni. Non potei fare a meno di pensare che fossero malvage: montagne della follia il cui opposto versante si affacciasse su un maledetto, definitivo abisso. Lo sfondo palpitante e semi-luminoso conteneva ineffabili suggestioni di un vago ed etereo altrove molto più vicino allo spazio che alla terra, e ci ricordava in modo inquietante l'assoluta lontananza, desolazione e morte di quel mondo australe mai visitato prima dall'uomo, incommensurabile."

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    Carmilla {scambio cartacei & tag e-book scambiabili} said on May 20, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Essendo uno dei capostipiti del genere, sarò clemente dando una stella in più; è lento, noioso, ripetitivo, non fa minimamente venire i brividi.

    Risente intensamente del peso dell'età, ma è invecchiato male; a differenza dei racconti di Poe, invecch ...(continue)

    Essendo uno dei capostipiti del genere, sarò clemente dando una stella in più; è lento, noioso, ripetitivo, non fa minimamente venire i brividi.

    Risente intensamente del peso dell'età, ma è invecchiato male; a differenza dei racconti di Poe, invecchiati benissimo, questo romanzo patisce le innovazioni tecnologiche sopraggiunte in quasi 80 anni dalla stesura.

    L'ho trovato assolutamente non godibile, nonostante sia una grandissimo fan della scifi.

    Peccato.

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    Ste said on May 19, 2014 | Add your feedback

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