Horror and Weird Lit thread
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Hey /lit/, hoping for some recommendations for horror literature beyond the obvious (King, Barker, House of Leaves, etc.) Short fiction anthologies are great, obscure novels are great as well. Hit me with weird fiction I haven't read, and discuss the more well known stuff for those who haven't had the pleasure yet.
Weird Lit/Horror General, in other words.
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Hello John. Thanks for the good letter. I don't think it hurts, sometimes, to remember where you came from. You know the places where I came from. Even the people who try to write about that or make films about it, they don't get it right. They call it "9 to 5." It's never 9 to 5, there's no free lunch break at those places, in fact, at many of them in order to keep your job you don't take lunch. Then there's OVERTIME and the books never seem to get the overtime right and if you complain about that, there's another sucker to take your place.
You know my old saying, "Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors."
And what hurts is the steadily diminishing humanity of those fighting to hold jobs they don't want but fear the alternative worse. People simply empty out. They are bodies with fearful and obedient minds. The color leaves the eye. The voice becomes ugly. And the body. The hair. The fingernails. The shoes. Everything does.
As a young man I could not believe that people could give their lives over to those conditions. As an old man, I still can't believe it. What do they do it for? Sex? TV? An automobile on monthly payments? Or children? Children who are just going to do the same things that they did?
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Would be interested to hear opinions about this: do any of you instinctively roll your eyes when you hear someone tell you they do a lot of different kinds of art?
For example, if you met someone and they told you they wrote novels/screenplays/whatever, would your opinion be different if they said they drew and painted and made collages and sculptures and shit like that as well? Part of me instinctively thinks "let me guess, you play guitar, piano and the fucking ocarina too when you're done taking pictures", but I'm sure this is a stupid way to think. There's no reason someone couldn't produce art of value and merit in several disciplines.
what do you think?