Attending to the affairs of his late uncle, a man pieces together disturbing notes, articles, and horrendous carvings of a nightmare beast on stones neither of which are from this world. It propels him on a world-wide search that culminates with the discovery that dormant, great, elder beings who seeped to Earth before humanity's dawn are stirring in their sleep and will rise to re-exert their dominion over the world at the expense of humans and their civilization.
"First Lovecraft tale I've ever read"
Amidst the horrors of war, a German submarine commander, confronting supernatural terrors while attempting to hold his crew together and repair his crippled submarine, discovers an undersea temple occupied by unknown presences.
"You'll get annoyed by the German accent fast."
In a story that heralded in a genre, a world-famous big-game hunter learns firsthand how it feels to be hunted when a deranged Russian millionaire hunts him on his secluded tropical island as The Most Dangerous Game.
"Good story with an excellent telling"