The story of Wilbur Whateley, son of a deformed albino mother and an unknown father, and the strange events surrounding his birth and precocious development. Wilbur matures at an abnormal rate, reaching manhood within a decade–all the while indoctrinated him into dark rituals and witchcraft by his grandfather.
So another disappointing short story from H.P Lovecraft. I wasn’t expecting a 5 star short story from this one but I’ve expected a 3 star short story. Ive heard a lot of mixed opinions about this short story but from what I’ve heard it sounded like a short story which I would enjoy.
The writing style here was pretty decent but I was expecting much more from it because H.P Lovecraft have written it. The writing style had the H.P Lovecraft vibe to it however it felt more like a H.P Lovecraft at the beginning of this career rather than the H.P Lovecraft we all know now.
The plot itself in this short story was the overall common plot in the H.P Lovecraft short stories world. The unknown and the strange events and what else do there is to say when it comes to H.P Lovecraft. However the plot itself was super boring because hit was presented to us in a very boring way. And I’ve ended up DNF-ing it at the end because I couldn’t stand it.
When it comes to the horror part of this short story then its important to mention that it wasn’t scary at all. It was more like a fiction story and nothing more than that,
I give this short story 1 / 5