I love making new contacts in the literary world. Some of my faves are journalists and editors who are seeking both beta readers and reviewers for works they either edited or wrote. Though I have yet to read H.P. Lovecraft, some of my own works have been called “Lovecraftian”.
When Roger Vilar asked me to review his article about H.P. Lovecraft, I could not turn down the opportunity. A little known fact is that H.P. was a contemporary of Robert E. Howard and often corresponded with the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Oddly, H.P. and REH had the opposite view of the world which often led to small arguments between them, but always kept a debate going until REH died.
With this interesting little tidbit, I will get on with the review. H.P. Lovecraft, in all his eccentricities and originalities, is an interesting subject. The overall article is well written. It explores the writings of the man, attempting to makes sense out of the enigma that was the man. The author does an amazing job of analyzing the stories, comparing differing views of the stories, and bringing more light upon a darker vision of what could be a future for mankind.
Too bad the author did not go further, for I feel that had he done so, he could have had a book instead of an article. Overall, this is an astounding article. I would recommend this article to all who love H.P. Lovecraft.