The Necronomicon: The Best Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft: Necronomicon (Gollancz S.F.)
by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Cover Artist: Les Edwards
Gollancz Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575081567
Date: 27 March 2008 List Price £20.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
My pick of the month by a mile! Following the very smart tribute edition, The Chronicle of Conan, which was published back in back in 2006, Gollancz now apply the same treatment to the works of H. P. Lovecraft. The result is Necronomicon : Commemorative Edition, a beautiful leather-bound, gilt-stamped tome containing all the gravitas and drama one associates with Lovecraft even before one looks between the covers. This is a wonderful production selected by horror aficionado extraordinaire Stephen Jones and contains all the very best stories in the Lovecraft canon. Jones provides an illuminating afterword and the whole book is illustrated throughout by Les Edwards.
A terrific book and if you only have twenty quid in your book budget this month, this is the thing to spend it on.