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The Doom That Came To Sarnath H P Lovecraft was one of the greatest horror writers of all time His seminal work appeared in the pages of legendary Weird Tales and has influenced countless writer of the macabre This is one of those

  • Title: The Doom That Came To Sarnath
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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  • Page: 408
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  • The Doom That Came To Sarnath By H.P. Lovecraft, H P Lovecraft was one of the greatest horror writers of all time His seminal work appeared in the pages of legendary Weird Tales and has influenced countless writer of the macabre This is one of those stories.It was first published in The Scot, a Scottish amateur fiction magazine, in June 1920.

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    1. Although this early imitation of Dunsany first published in the amateur journal The Scot in 1920 reveals the Irish writer s influence in every line, it is also characteristically Lovecraft, a harbinger of things to come.Written in ornate, mannered prose, the story itself is simple the men who built the new city of Sarnath a city destroyed ten thousand years ago hate the older city of Ib, and therefore lay waste to it and kill every one of its inhabitants, preserving only the statue of Bokrug the [...]

    2. I can t believe I dog paddled through that swamp of putridly purple description just for a final paragraph of madness born of horror unendurable Howie, you tease, you re all build up and no delivery.This is the third of the Dreamlands story cycle.The White Ship previous next The Cats of Ulthar

    3. A tale of how humans wiped out an advanced race of reptilian humanoids.This is for mood than story plot OVERALL GRADE B minus.

    4. 3.5Ten thousand years ago in the land of Mnar there used to be a glorious city of Sarnath It s gone now Before humans came the land of Mnar was the home of lake creatures, the beings of Ib They worshipped a sea green stone idol chiselled in the likeness of Bokrug, the great water lizard before which they danced horribly when the moon was gibbous When humans came they killed them all and destroyed their city of Ib As a proof of their power they took their green idol to their city.There is a bit o [...]

    5. It is one of the better stories from Lovecraft s Dream Cycle It reads like a dark fairy tale and the foreshadowing of the deadly curse is played out rather nicely, so 4 stars.

    6. First published in 1920, this is the third story in Lovecraft s Dream Cycle It tells the tale of the ancient city of Sarnath and its rise and fall More mythic fantasy than horror, this tale has been compared to the works of Lord Dunsany As with many Lovecraft stories, this one is filled with passages of purple prose like these Of polished desert quarried marble were its walls, The houses of Sarnath were of glazed brick and chalcedony, each having its walled garden and crystal lakelet And in most [...]

    7. I couldn t get past the overly descriptive middle section of this story Lovecraft has a way with engulfing a person into his enchantment However, I think it was a bit overdone While the Sarnath vividness was relished towards the end, perhaps it could have been been better composed To be blunt, it got boring It s obvious one is not supposed to know what are the geographical details of Mnar , or Ib or the personal stories of the great warriors, and many kings and nobles But the information attack [...]

    8. Another fantasy tale from Lovecraft This one deals with revenge and curses He loves to make descendants pay for the crimes of their ancestors which is pretty messed up Apart from that though I m just not a fantasy guy, and it s hard to get into it.

    9. A simple story of human eradication of another species, because they are other, the slow build of magnificent empire, and then their destruction by those they thought they had wiped out Flowery language, and a very fairy tale feeling in the opulence of the city.

    10. A plethora of place names, a distant mythos, but I am reminded of nothing so much as The Masque of the Red Death, which was far, far better The Bible like descriptions of Sarnath itself are beautiful, the names evocative, but this is the kind of fantasy building I ve been doing myself as long as I can remember, so I guess it seems like a childish way to build a story, to me Completely non creepy, as view spoiler I was totally cheering for the fish people from the word go hide spoiler Kind of enj [...]

    11. 80% of this story is basically a tour of Sarnath itself, an ancient city which is admittedly awesome, barring the tragic and despicable thing its people did to the beings of Ib early in their history Of actual story there is very little, so I didn t much care for it HP gets too carried away with the setting itself.That setting IS vivid and amazing, though, so I can t rate it lower than 3 stars I would say A Princess of Mars by Burroughs is a much better example of how to establish a cool setting [...]

    12. Again a myth without any plot where the author only describes a faraway exotic landscape Not the best of Lovecraft, just an additional painting to his long portfolio

    13. This story really drags in the middle with its descriptions of how awesome the town is, but the payoff is decent These dudes sound like real assholes and got what was coming to them.

    14. A lot of my affection for this story comes because I ran a Delta Green scenario based on it, where the descendants of king Nargis Hei had fled to the waking world to avoid the wrath of Bokrug, the detestable water lizard, and that seed turned into a long scenario But even taken on its own merits, it s not bad.A lot of the appeal in The Doom that Came to Sarnath is in the descriptive language, because the plot by itself is pretty basic There are hideous pre human beings who live in the land of Mn [...]

    15. Ten thousand years ago, in the remote Dreamlands region of Mnar, there was a vast lake, and on its shore stood the imperial city of men called Sarnath Immemorial years before the building of Sarnath, however, the gray stone city of Ib overlooked the lake, peopled by beings who were green skinned and flabby lipped and bulging of eye and voiceless It s believed that lake and Ib and beings all came down from the moon one night The beings worshipped the great water lizard, Bokrug, and danced horribl [...]

    16. A dark and interesting tale of revenge.A conquering army steal a statue of a city s God, the plunder of war.However, in a maelstrom of beautiful prose, Lovecraft weaves a story that draws you in and twists the world before your eyes.Lovecraft creates these alternate worlds seemingly at whim and populates them with tension and terror.

    17. Lovely short Lovecraft tale describing the life of ancient cities along the fictional banks of the river Ai Focusing mainly on Sarnath and neighboring city of Ib, where the readers learn of the cost of discrimination and acted out fear I enjoyed it thoroughly, it is short and tells the story it sets out to tell what ever happened to Sarnath

    18. One of the fairytale orientated stories H P Lovecraft seems to occasionally do Not all of them are bad in the slightest, but this one really drags itself about and bombards you with so much folklore myths and Tolkien style places and folk that it s too alienating.

    19. This short story is an enjoyable read in its own right, but is cluttered with excessive lore that s better suited to a full novel or series.With that said, this is one of Lovecraft s earliest writings, and he was clearly still trying to find the best way to express his ideas.

    20. Spooky and deeply descriptive not many books today have the kind of descriptions that paint every scene, every place into your mind I enjoyed it, but The Doom that Came to Sarnath was not my favorite H.P Lovecraft tale.

    21. A morality tale and a vivid description of the land of Mnar and Sarnath, but not really that scary at all The description of the city was neat, at least More of a myth than a Lovecraftian horror.

    22. It was interesting I got a very Persian Empire vibe from the city of Saranth not a bad thing, actually Made me enjoy it I m glad I m slowly making my way through Lovecraft s works, I gradually developing an appreciation for all of them.

    23. A plot that could be described in a half sentence and endless descriptions including of course the sauces Of sauces there were an untold number prepared by the subtlest of cooks yikes Could not get to the end fast enough.

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