Meetup Twenty Five: At the Mountains of Madness

Ok team - I made an executive decision since the vote was so close, and decided to go with H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness since it seems to be a perfect fit for Halloween. Lovecraft's works could best be described as a blended genre of Victorian-esque science fiction, fantasy and horror - the author himself used the term 'weird fiction' to describe his writings - that seems like it could be right up this club's alley.

This short novella tracks a group of explorers as they undertake a geological expedition in the bitter cold of the Antarctic. During their excavations deep in the heart of the continent, they unearth some strange, deeply unsettling artifacts that point to the unknown history of a bizarre civilization that once occupied the region. Shortly after, chaos ensues (of course).

If you can get past Lovecraft's often wordy descriptions and unique vocabulary - it's definitely an enjoyable and terrifying read really suitable for the end of October. See you guys there

 

If this date doesn't work for most people I could move it to Nov 1st

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  • David B.

    Is anyone else coming from DUMBO?

    November 15, 2012

  • John

    Yes the gods are truly opposed to this meetup. At least this time the blizzard weather conditions fit the arctic setting of the book. I need to change the date anyway since the L is still not running so I wouldn't be able to get over there.

    1 · November 7, 2012

    • David B.

      Aaand it's sunny outside and the L train is back.

      November 8, 2012

  • David B.

    It seems like there's severe weather every time we try to have this meetup. Scary.

    November 7, 2012

  • David B.

    It seems like there's severe weather every time we try to have this meetup. Scary.

    November 7, 2012

  • David B.

    It seems like there's severe weather every time we try to have this meetup. Scary.

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are a Kindle owner you can get this book for 99 cents, or H.P.'s complete collection for $2.99

    October 31, 2012

  • Theodore

    The storm stranded me in Florida! See you at the next one.

    October 29, 2012

  • Kurt K.

    Tuesday is perfect!

    October 6, 2012

  • John

    This book is available free online since it should be public domain:
    http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/mm.asp

    October 6, 2012

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