PulpFiction (horror) writer of the nineteen-twenties, his most famous stories revolve around a pantheon of ElderGods? the most prominent of which is GreatCthulhu?.
"The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind
to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu"
Also good in that genre are short stories by RobertBloch? who once remarked, "actually, I have the heart of a small boy -- I keep it on my desk in a jar".
I seem to recall that this quote was co-opted at one point by Stephen King - can anyone confirm this?
He is really frightening altough nothing frightening happens. When I was ten or so I started reading a book of him, and after 20 pages I could only continue reading in the room where my mother was, and I was really high on adrenaline. He's really playing concerto grande with the human mind. -- ManuelSimoni
Had this habit of saving the kicker of the story until the very last sentence, and italicizing it. Although I enjoyed reading HpLovecraft, I always found this habit a little annoying; I would get to the last page and my eyes would jump to the last sentence, thereby revealing the eldritch horror prematurely!Eldritch horror?! Aaaack!
His writings inspired a RolePlayingGame called CallOfCthulhuCategoryAuthor