They say they like this collection of short stories, writings, poems and books, though they don’t know what’s in them. They have a vague, somewhat memorable impression of what’s important to them. They know a few of the major figures by name, they have a vague impression of him or her or them. Maybe they remember their values, maybe they can remember the names of the stories they’re from.

They consider themselves devotees of the work, so who are you to judge?

I cannot decide if I am thinking of Lovecraft fans or Christians.


  1. Sometimes you remember the experience of enjoying something long after you forget the thing itself. There are a few works I heartily recommend to people even though I barely remember any precise details about the contents.

    But Christians not reading the Bible is just baffling

  2. “I will promise my life to this thing that I don’t really understand!”

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