Clines incorporates the Cthulhu mythos into Robinson Crusoe quite ably and I’m happy to say by returning the mythos to its very source.
Nuzo Onoh: “In Africa, we have a proliferation of tribes (over 3000 tribes and counting), each, boasting a treasure-chest of supernatural entities, which very few cultures, not even the Japanese, can rival in their sheer volume and malevolence.”
I love the slow burn, the building sense of unease, and that certain sense of strain I associate with a well crafted tale of quiet horror. With that in mind I turned to five contemporary writers to ask their thoughts of the meaning behind the phrase.
John Claude Smith is unafraid of the unflinching gaze and even more uncompromising in his task of laying it down upon the page for all to see.
Some say Pulver was this, some say he was that. Only I know the truth.
“Most of my stories start out in a world already slightly askew, then the strange elements intrude with increasing frequency until the universe the characters inhabit becomes a very different universe. I am in awe, and somewhat intimidated, on contemplating the age of the universe…”
Lovecraftian? Cosmic horror? Weird fiction? Horror? Supernatural? All of that, in a novel that defies description. On today’s show: Robert Levy, author of “The Glittering World”.
Read Slatsky at night. When you have the house to yourself. You will see the world differently afterwards. Everything will be slightly askew. In a very beautiful way.
Laird Barron writes: “SING ME YOUR SCARS revolves in the mind’s eye in a kaleidoscope of darkness and wonder.”