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Readings and Ramblings

This is Readings and Ramblings. It is readings because this is a site for blogging about books and I intend to do that. It is ramblings because I might want to write about something else now and then.

Seven H P Lovecraft Stories - H.P. Lovecraft

I like the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. I really do. However, there is something about it that always bothers me. That is that a lot of his stories are pretty blatantly racist. Oh, I have been told that I am only seeing a reflection of his times and that he should be excused for it. I have a hard time excusing him. What is a reflection of his times is that he could get away with it. The racism itself cannot be excused so easily. This collection is a bit different though. I can't say that any of Lovecraft's racism showed through here. I have no idea if the editor chose these stories especially because of that, but whatever the reason I don't see it. That makes it much easier for me to give the book the four stars that I want to give it.