Since it’s October, this is a great time of year to reflect on H.P. Lovecraft. I know his name has higher currency these days, particularly in a pop culture; it’s certainly not like it was ten or twenty years ago when you said his name and people thought you were making a sexual proposition in the middle of a conversation on literature.
It was West who first noticed the falling plaster on that part of the wall where the ancient tomb masonry had been covered up. I was going to run, but he stopped me. Then I saw a small black aperture, felt a ghoulish wind of ice, and smelled the charnel bowels of a putrescent earth. […]
There is a large chance that I’ll be namedropping H.P. Lovecraft quite a bit over the course of this epic Puff-Tober-Ween (humor me here). I know his name has higher currency these days, particularly in a pop cultural sense; it’s certainly not like it was ten or twenty years ago when you said his name […]
And here is another TOO SOON piece written for Where the Long Tail Ends. This particular one looks at John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness, as well as H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. Here is a quick sample: Lovecraft was a fairly interesting writer who tends to be neglected academically in favor of other […]