The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

I’ve been reading The Case of Charles Dexter Ward because the flight mag on LAN Air (which is surprisingly good – both the airline and the in-flight magazine, that is) featured the first page after the publication of the Spanish translation.

Whatever else you may say about Lovecraft, he’s good at telling disturbing stories. You know exactly how it’s going to end, and that is badly, but still, it horrifies you. Sounds and smell take the fore-stage when describing unseen horrors.


Self Made Hero have adapted it into comic book form. Isn’t the art style beautiful? I’d be really interested to see how it captures those other sensory elements.

Also, I wonder, especially as Oscar Wilde is mentioned in the book, whether it was influenced by The Picture of Dorian Gray in any way. Guess we’ll never know.

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