So I decided to take a break from The Stand this weekend, and read some short stories by HP Lovecraft. I had a Barnes and Noble giftcard, and I found a collection of Lovecraft stories there, so I decided, on a whim to get it. I had never read Lovecraft before, but I know that SK thinks pretty highly of him, and has mentioned his name in his novels before (namely, the Stand... when Larry Underwood is walking away from Harold Lauder's house). Also, as a hobby writer myself, I thought it wise to check him out.
I read "The Outsider" and "The Music of Erich Zann" last night. His style of writing took a moment to get used to (I had to remember, these stories are almost 80 and 90 years old) . The language and even the pacing is a bit hard to get used to (not as reader friendly as SK, that Lovecraft fella). I'm hoping to get more into his stuff in time. Are any of you fans of Lovecraft? Ive not met many people who are familiar with his work. Only an ex gf in college who used to call him "Lovercraft". I doubt she'd actually ever read his work.. she was a bit... pretentious..