Ok, so the introduction said that Lovecraft was influenced by [a:Edgar Allan Poe|4624490|Edgar Allan Poe|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1315307900p2/4624490.jpg]. I love Poe,and Poe liked to do wordy writing, which was typical of the period in which he was active. At the Mountains of Madness was first published in 1936, though, so why does it have to be as verbose as something published in 1836?! There was just so much description, and so little soul to this. 15% of the way in, and I already know this one is not going to make me a happy reader, so I will just move on now and save myself the misery.