This story takes place in the ancient valley of Nis, in vegetation-covered stone ruins described by Lovecraft in great detail. These crumbling blocks of monolithic stone now serve only for grey toads and snakes to nest under. Interspersed in the ruins are large trees that are home to little apes.
And again we are talking about the goat himself, of course I mean H.P Lovecraft.
This short story was amazing. One of these things which makes this short story great is that it uses many of Lovecraft’s common images and ideas. Like the recalling of the deep past mixed with the unknown things.
The writing style here was amazing, and it really proves why H.P Lovecraft is one of the most important writes who every lived. And it also shows why he has so many fans today.
The story is what you imagine a short story by H.P Lovecraft would be like. It got something to it which makes it scary and it gives you goosebumps. And the story in this one feels like a mix between Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.
The entire short story has an eerie vibe to it and the atmosphere in this one a scary vibe to it.
This short story has amazing delightfully and haunting depiction of memories which are of the fall of civilisation.
I give this short story 5 / 5