Sorry for being a bit late on getting online, but prepare yourself for something that-can-not-be-named! The Unnamable!
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Lovecraft had a lot of fun with some of his stories, but I think he always approached the writing of weird fiction as a serious art form. Even in a tale as “minor” as “The Unnamable,” HPL packs in so much that is delicious and evocative and effective that he makes the story one that I can return to time and again. With this tale he explores traditional supernatural motifs in a way that makes them absolutely beguiling. He builds up the suspense — but then the ending is a bit of a letdown, when suggestion is replaced with an actual unutterable and physical horror. This remains one of my favourite of Grandpa’s tales, & your discussion of it has been absolutely delightful.
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Thanks for having this wonderful podcast. It’s really entertaining and really nice if you don’t have anyone to talk to Lovecraft about.
Its a shame that the CM Eddy stories aren’t available online as with the rest of the Lovecraft cannon. apparently they were available but the grandson of the author had them removed. ….. seems pointless and to me, not to say a tad churlish??
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