“The Transition of Juan Romero” By H.P. Lovecraft Review

The story involves a mine that uncovers a very deep chasm, too deep for any sounding lines to hit bottom. The night after the discovery of the abyss the narrator and one of the mine’s workers, Juan Romero, venture inside the mine, drawn against their will by a mysterious rhythmical throbbing in the ground.

I gotta be honest with you here and say that this short story had the potential to be much better than it actually was. However it wasn’t bad it was just okay for the most part.

The writing style was a little bit off in this one but it had some very good moments here and there. 

The plot in this short story had so much potential that wasn’t used that it almost hurt to read it. Because it would be so much better, this plot had the mood, had the creepy atmosphere but just how it was told didn’t go so well. The idea behind the plot was good but it could have been better if H.P Lovecraft decided to add more into it and tell the story in a different way. 

The atmosphere itself here, was creepy enough for me to enjoy it but it missed the eerie atmosphere which is so popular when it comes to H.P Lovecraft

I give this short story 3 / 5

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