“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” By H.P. Lovecraft Review

Incantations of black magic unearthed unspeakable horrors in Providence, Rhode Island. Evil spirits are being resurrected from beyond the grave, a supernatural force so twisted that it kills without offering the mercy of death!

I gotta be honest with you on this one, and say that I DNF-ed this one because I just couldn’t finish it because it was so uninteresting and boring. 

It didn’t feel like H.P Lovecraft at all, it didn’t feel even close to H.P Lovecraft. He had the potential to do so much better than this one and it blows my mind how bad this short story was. 

The plot itself was about black magic, and tell me isn’t that topic a little bit overused now on days? Because it feels like this to me. And maybe that’s this short story didn’t go so well with me.

The writing style here is in the top 5 of the worse writing styles I’ve seen so far in my reading life. Because the sentences were super long and where that happens it makes me immediately hate the book, short story or whatever else it is. I just can handle long sentences, ever time I see them I lose all the interest for that piece of work. So authors if you are reading this, please don’t do that.

The dialogs in this short story doesn’t exist, which is kind of said. But also it makes this short story feel rather like a super long essay about black magic than a short story about black magic.

I give this short story 1 / 5

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