Yep, agreed. Not read Smith yet, but I knew of him... that's a writer I will have to eventually explore when I have a free moment.
It must be said, there were some good, solid writers in the Lovecraft Circle: Robert E. Howard (he and Lovecraft were very good friends, and Howard included Cthulhu Mythos elements into the Conan mythology), Henry Kuttner (and his wife C.L. Moore, who is tragically underrated), Robert Bloch (creator of Psycho and the inspiration for Lovecraft's "The Haunter of the Dark")... and there might be other notables I'm forgetting. I'd recommend practically any of that list.
Post by The Sonar Chicken on Jan 28, 2010 16:17:21 GMT
Oh just finished Ender's Game. I can't believe I waited so long to read it! ;D The story was really interesting but the ending was kinda "meh". And I felt a little short-changed: I'd wanted to read more about Peter Wiggin.
Also just finished Speaker of the Dead. Okay, it started out really interesting but then, it was weighed down by chunk after chunk of philosophical ramblings. The ending was really fun, though. But I think I'll read Dune soon. No more crime fiction novels for me. ;D
Currently I'm reading a funny little book with the title: Sand in my bra It's a bundle of short stories from women who travelled to places and got some funny stories about it. It's bathroom lecture, but it's chilling to read ;D
Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann. A fun little steampunk adventure book, though definitely inspired by the Shadow. What it does, it does well, though... so I'll be following up with The Affinity Bridge after and see how that looks.