Knivesout no more
- Nov 11, 2003
- Bangalore, India
In another thread, Nesacat asked:
Speaking for myself, I find myself drawn back to Lovecraft's stories for many reasons: most of all to relive the pleasure they give me, also to clarify points of plot, to study his technique in more depth and to follow up thoughts I may have had about parallels of plot within his works or with stories by other authors; there are instances where Lovecraft has used themes that were common to writers of weird fiction and it is fascinating to compare and see what was unique to his own treatment of these themes.I was also wanting to ask how or why several of you re-read Lovecraft's tales. (This is possibly the wrong place for this).
This is assuming you are not doing so in order to write an essay, article, critique, etc. Knivesout says he 'happened' to re-read Polaris yesterday.
Do you choose to re-read ... make a conscious decision that 'I am going to re-read this now.' Or do you walk past a shelf and find yourself picking out the book, opening it and starting to read? And do you keep going story after story or do you stop after the one?