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Isbn: 978-87-2659-706-6
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Short stories Crime & Mystery Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Accessible since: September 2022



It is not advisable to become instant best friends with a mysterious man you have just met at a railway station - particularly if he has 'immense, sunken and widely luminous eyes'.

The narrator of H.P. Lovecraft's 'Hypnos', a sculptor, went from 0-60 in a few seconds, and soon he was touching and sculpting his new friend every day.

Creepy? It is just the beginning, as the narrator looks into the luminous eyes and embarks on drug-fueled trips around other worlds.

What they see terrifies them, and they vow to avoid sleep. But sleep inevitably comes, with frightening consequences for them both.

´Hypnos´ will delight fans of H.P. Lovecraft or anyone looking for a short and scary read!

Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author famed for his horror and fantasy fiction.

Born in Rhode Island, he became a pioneer of ‘cosmic horror’, conjuring up the lore of supernatural creatures who exist beyond our understanding. His best-known stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "At the Mountains of Madness" and "The Colour Out of Space".

While he was a mainstay of pulp magazines, Lovecraft never achieved wider literary recognition in his lifetime. But his posthumous influence has been profound. It can be found in everything from the fiction of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman to the HBO series "Lovecraft Country".

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