Title: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Page Count: 128
If you can get past some of the casual racism that betrays itself in the way that the author strings a couple of sentences together here and there, there’s actually a decent book here. It’s remarkable in that it’s a great example of that sort of slow, creeping dread that Lovecraft did so well. What’s terrifying is that we can’t really see the evil that’s out there, it’s always just on the edge of our periphery.
Overall, a pretty good read, but definitely not one to go out of your way for it. It’s just alright, you know? But also influential.