Well, prompted by the revival of the thread on "The Hound", I've decided to throw out the possibility of discussions of some of HPL's individual tales; something I've been pondering for some time but was simply unsure there was enough interest to make it viable. Some of his stories, of course, have already seen some level of discussion, but these have chiefly been among the best known, and I'd like to see opinions, thoughts, and impressions of all types of tales from the man, greater and lesser, horrific and humorous.
I don't have in mind any particular approach to the tales; just a free-wheeling discussion of various people's thoughts. I've chosen this title to start it off because it is the most recent piece I've (re-)read, and I'm in the midst of a rather detailed analysis of it, so naturally am especially interested in hearing other people's thoughts as well; it is one of his tales which receives little comment generally, which I feel is a bit unjust; though certainly an early tale, and one of the lesser ones, I nonetheless think it offers quite a bit of food for thought, and that there are numerous approaches to analysis and discussion. For the time being, I will hold off on my own take(s) here (which are really quite lengthy
), and will attempt to minimize my own responses to others, save to note things I find especially interesting or that are ideas which had never occurred to me before.
So... anyone interested....?