Sunday, 23 October 2011

Giveaway! Lovecraft's 'The Call of Cthulhu' & Machen's 'The White People and Other Weird Stories'

I still haven't read anything by H.P. Lovecraft... In my defence though, I'm planning on remedying this (and just in time for Halloween as well) when my copy of the latest Penguin edition of 'The Call of Cthulhu' arrives, Same deal with Arthur Machen's 'The White People and Other Weird Stories'. While I'm waiting for the books to arrive/reading them, how would you like to win a copy of both books...?

Thanks to the people at Penguin, I'm giving away one pack (containing both books) to one lucky reader. 'One lucky reader'... I actually should have said 'one lucky US reader', this competition is only open to people living in the US. Sorry about that everyone else.

If you're still with me then the odds are that you already know what to do next, Drop me an email (address at the top right hand of the screen) telling me who you are and what your postal address is. The subject header needs to be 'Weird Horror'. Entering more than once is a guaranteed way of getting all your entries deleted so don't do it!

I'll be leaving this one open until the 30th of October and will aim to announce the winner as soon as possible afterwards.

Good Luck!


Catwomanthegeek said...

Lovecraft is also an author I have wanted to read but never got round to.

Unfortunately I can't eneter the competition, but it has made me bump the books up the reading list a bit.

Xenophon said...

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is my favorite Lovecraft story. That would probably be a good place to start if you have never read him before.

Fun fact: Lovecraft invented a fictional town called Arkham Mass. which Bob Kane used the name for the now more familiar Arkham Asylum in Batman.

Pabkins said...

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MPorcius said...

"Charles Dexter Ward" is a good suggestion for someone's first Lovecraft. I would also suggest "Shadow over Innsmouth." However, the famous "Call of Cthulhu" is probably a little faster paced than either, and maybe thus more newbie-friendly.