“The Colour Out of Space” By H.P. Lovecraft Review

The narrator, an unnamed surveyor from Boston, describes his attempts to uncover the secrets behind a shunned place referred to by the locals of the hills west of Arkham as the “blasted heath”. Unable to garner any information from the townspeople, the protagonist seeks out an old and allegedly crazy man by the name of Ammi Pierce, who relates his experiences with a farmer named Nahum Gardner and his family who used to live on the property.

First of all the lack of character development really pissed me off in this short story because if this short story actually had the character development aspect in it then this short story would be so much better than it actually was. 

The plot in this one was super bad, because it was super uninteresting and super boring. However there were a few moments where this short story started going a little bit up the hill but these moments didn’t last so long. To actually take it anywhere good.

The writing style was pretty decent overall, but yet again there were moments where the writing style started to dive a little bit to just come back to the “okay” level. 

I give this short story 1 / 5

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