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H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)



HP Lovecraft: the writer out of time

Providence Kindles Love Of Horror Writer H.P. Lovecraft (NPR)
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Pulp-fiction writer Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft has for decades terrified an underground following of readers with horror stories about monsters and aliens.
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The short stories of H.P. Lovecraft are filled with monsters and mysterious creatures from outer space. They have names like Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth.

"You almost feel like you're reading someone's diary entries from their horrible experiences exploring some forgotten backwater of New England," says Niels Hobbs.


Listen online to a 1945 radio adaptation of Lovecraft's 1929 short story "The Dunwich Horror" (read the story here)







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"Opium Fiend" by Steven Martin. The true story of an American expat living in Thailand, where he begins collecting opium smoking antiques ... and eventually becomes addicted to chandu, a rare and highly potent form of opium. Along with the personal narrative, including visits to some of the very few remaining opium dens in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Martin's chronology of the rise and fall of opium in Asia, Europe and the U.S. is fascinating. An excellent read, although a word of warning to opiate lovers: this book will stir cravings and probably should be avoided by those currently detoxing or recently rehabilitated.





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Thanks!





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LINK

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Lawsuit divides town which inspired classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird

Pulitzer-winning author Harper Lee accuses local museum in Monroeville, Alabama, of exploiting her literary fame
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This time Lee, who at 87 is profoundly deaf and almost totally blind, is not the author of the story but – on the surface at least – its protagonist.

In a move which has shocked Monroeville, Lee, who resides in an assisted-living facility in the town, is bringing a lawsuit against the local museum, accusing the small, not-for-profit institution of exploiting her fame and the prestige of her Pulitzer-winning book without offering compensation. The museum is fighting back, condemning Lee’s lawsuit as “false” and “meritless” and warning that the legal action could destroy an institution that honours the author's legacy and provides an economic boost to the town.

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But in a small town like Monroeville, it does not take long for ill-feeling to spread. The lawsuit, much like the fictional rape trial Lee portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird , is forcing locals to take sides.

Stephanie Rogers, 29, the museum's executive director, talks of two “camps” emerging in Monroeville, but insists most people are behind the museum. “I haven’t heard anything else the other way,” she said. But dissenting voices can be heard, even if they are whispered. In the Courthouse Cafe, across the road, a hushed debate was recently overheard.

“The thing about small towns like this: everybody will put a foot in if they think they can make a dollar,” a woman said. “I think it is bad that they’re acting like Harper Lee don’t exist.”


Harper Lee with Gregory Peck, the star of the 1962 adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird







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I'm reading the The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.

Pretty good fantasy book so far, its actually pretty funny. Main character breaks the fourth wall every now and then and its hilarious.

Part of a trilogy.






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Pulitzer-winning author Harper Lee accuses local museum in Monroeville, Alabama, of exploiting her literary fame


I think this is very misleading. In the past, she was a supporter of the museum and indeed gave autographed books to be auctioned for fundraising. Her sister was a prominent lawyer. If she felt she was being disadvantaged, she would have encouraged her to act. JMO, but I think that Lee is aged and being influenced.






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Cat in the Hat FTW.





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Reading Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.
(thanks for the rec r2r)






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just got in from Amazon At The Mountains of Madness. starting it tonight.

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Reading Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.
(thanks for the rec r2r)


Nice. He's a good author.



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