I recently asked Ramsey Campbell for a short list of some of his favorite Lovecraftian stories and novels. Here’s the list, with comments by Ramsey. My additional comments are in blue.
“Notebook Found in a Deserted House”, which achieves great power with a colloquial voice. (“Notebook Found in a Deserted House” was written by Robert Bloch and was first published by Weird Tales in 1951. You can read it in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.)
“The Space Eaters”, which contains images so memorable that for me at least they overcome the excesses of some of the dialogue, and reads as a moving tribute to Lovecraft as well as an attempt to top his sense of the cosmic. (“The Space Eaters” was written by Frank Belknap Long and was first published by Weird Tales in 1928. It is one of the earliest “Lovecraftian” stories not written by Lovecraft himself. You can read it in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.)
Ramsey Campbell will be a special guest at NecronomiCon this coming August. He is the author of The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, The Inhabitant of the Lake and Other Unwelcome Tenants, and many other books.