June 16th Meeting

We had a really great turn out for our first meeting. Once again, I want to thank Fred at Backlist Books for letting us host our group at the store and thanks to everyone who attended! Since this was only our first get together we talked a little about who H.P. Lovecraft was and why he is important as a writer of Science Fiction and Horror. We briefly touched on his life, influences and impact on writers both past and present as well as other key elements about his life and writing.

To get things started our first two Lovecraft stories are “The Little Glass Bottle” and “The Beast in the Cave”. The first was wrote when HPL was only seven years old and the second when he was fifteen. Both are short, entertaining tales that should only take a few minutes to read but are a great example of how even at a young age Lovecraft exhibited remarkable writing skills.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 15th at 6:30 PM. We will discuss the two short stories from last month and start reading from The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. If you don’t own a copy of the book Fred will be more then happy to order it for you.

I would ask everyone to remember to support your local Independent Book Store and order a copy of the book if you can. Because of stores like Backlist Books and great people like Fred we are able to have groups like the H.P. Lovecraft Mythos Book Club.

Thanks again to those who attended and I look forward to seeing everyone on July 15th!

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