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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 11:26:58 pm EST (Viewed 12 times)
Reply Subj: Any H.P. Lovecraft fans among us?
Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 06:36:19 am EST (Viewed 784 times)

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I'm one. He created the cosmic horror sub-genre, his first story having been published in 1923. I enjoy his elevated use of the language, his sophisticated sensibilities, his uncompromising aesthetic, and his mastery of mood. If you're overdosing on Christmas right now, Lovecraft is the antidote. Here's an article I was recently reading and found interesting.

An important figure in literature and an author that is immensely enjoyable to read. I find many of his concepts way ahead of their time. I recall one of his stories, I want to say the Outsider, that did an excellent job of telling the tale from the Monster's point of view. While Shelley may have done it first with Frankenstein, Lovecraft's take was far more chilling in many ways because he completely humanized the monster.

A master of building suspense and a prose style, that while not for everyone, I find very engaging. Kind of like the language of Deadwood only without all the 'c&*ksuckers.'

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