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In the Mountains of Madness by W. Scott Poole

In the Mountains of Madness W. Scott Poole

Praise for W. Scott Poole’s In the Mountains of Madness

“H.P. Lovecraft is having one hell of a resurgence. Luckily, the author of the man’s latest biography is the smart, shrewd, and insightful W. Scott Poole...a wonderful testament to the lasting power and influence of H.P. Lovecraft.

Victor LaValle, author of The Ballad of Black Tom

A deep plunge into the Lovecraft-ian dark side....Poole seamlessly weaves biography and criticism as he shows how the fodder of Lovecraft’s mental state was transformed into the eerie, occult-infused stories Nail Gaiman calls ‘where the darkness begins...’ thoroughly enjoyable and highly readable.


Must reading for both loyal Lovecraft fans and biography lovers.


Poole is a wry and jovial narrator. He also takes pains to explore Lovecraft’s influence upon art and popular culture...this book entertains and surprises.

Library Journal

A fascinating journey of H. P. Lovecraft’s visions of things to come. The secret of Lovecraft revealed a page at a time. A must read for all true fans of horror.

Jonny Coffin, owner of Coffin Case

As Poe was to the 20th century, Lovecraft is to the 21st, and W. Scott Poole’s book is his Horrible Holiness’s Gospels, his Revelations, and his Necronomicon, all in one, like some kind of twisted trinity guiding us deep into the mountains of madness.

Grady Hendrix, author of My Best Friend’s Exorcism

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Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

W. Scott Poole, who teaches at the College of Charleston, has written widely about American history, horror, and pop culture. His award-winning history, Monsters in America, received the John G. Cawelti prize from the Popular Culture Association and was nominated for the Bram Stoker and the fan-sourced Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Poole is a regular contributor to Popmatters and his work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and Killing the Buddha. He has been a guest speaker at Authors @Google and has collaborated on films for the History Channel, PBS, and, most recently, the Banger Films project, Satan: The Movie.