just reread the first four stories in The King in Yellow, and they continue to be some of my favorite horror stories, I can see why they inspired so many people. Unfortunate that Robert Chambers never wrote any more horror after those four. Strange that the latter half of the book is all romance stories too, it's like he gave up on horror despite having lots of good ideas that could've been fleshed out more.

I want to reread Lovecraft again too, but I'm going to finish LotR first.

@nytpu i've heard it was because the romances and historical fictions were what paid the bills. there are a couple other one-off weird stories in other books. i read the maker of moons and it was nice but not as gripping.

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