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Alan Moore's Providence

Probably the best purely Lovecraftian putting-the-pieces-together story I've read (as opposed to Stross' brilliant explanation and putting-the-pieces-together of Lovecraft). And, Elder Gods I'm hope never notice I exist, so very damn(ed, we're all damned) bleak.

But then, how can you set a story in Lovecraft's universe and not have it be devastatingly, ontologically bleak? I've come to think that, for all of the ugly weirdness and people losing their mind every other page, most of Lovecraft's stories have cop-out ends (the only exception that comes to mind is Nyarlathotep, although there might be others).

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browngirl
Jan. 20th, 2017 07:52 am (UTC)
I'm glad he did a more thoughtful take on it than the .... fleshly take in Neonomicon.
__marcelo
Jan. 20th, 2017 12:54 pm (UTC)
I prefer to pretend that never happened.
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