Reading

Friday, August 18, 2006
Based on a recommendation from the fabulous Swede, Martin, I recently read a couple of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft. As a teenager, I was a big fan of horror novels but never read any of Lovecraft’s work despite seeing and hearing his name a great deal. While the language takes a bit of getting used to, all I can say is "What on earth was I thinking"? The two stories I read (again, Martin’s suggestions) were “The Outsider” and “The Strange High House in the Mist”.

While I can’t count these towards the 1000 books I’m determined to read, it has definitely peaked (piqued?) my interest in reading more of his work. I will be checking out Amazon again and looking for a compilation of some of his works and add that to the massive (and growing) wishlist of books I want to read.

I’ve also just ordered Stephen M. Fabian’s “Patterns in the Sky: An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy” based on a review/recommendation from Alun over at Archaeoastronomy. (Yes, I mentioned him AGAIN…sheesh! It’s not like I have a blog-crush on him or anything…).

5 comments:

Candy Minx said...

I'm enjoying this blog-crush thingie. I actually feel a little like a fifth wheel over there in the comments section of Alun's blog. It's awfully warm over there.

Uh, but I wanted to say, I added a long quote over there under the book review of Fabian's you might enjoy reading...

Candy Minx said...

Oh here, sorry...

http://archaeoastronomy.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/patterns-in-the-sky-by-stephen-m-fabian/

crazyauntpurl said...

OH! I am an H.P. Lovecraft fan, too!

Although recently I developed an obsession with the novel "Lolita" ... the way it's written is so unbelievably amazing. Just the language itself, that book is stunningly disturbing.

greatwhitebear said...

Aw, shit... forgot to send donation... off to do it now!

Martin said...

Thanks, sweetie! Very glad you found something to like in HPL. I listened to a reading of his story "Pickman's Model" in the car this morning. Classic stuff.

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