However part one of four lectures on the life, influences, work and influence of H.P. Lovecraft by Dr. Justin Woodman was rather good. It was a full house at Treadwells, seems there's quite a hardcore of Lovecraftians in London these days. I have, in the past, suffered through some interminable nonsense being spouted by the lunatic fringe of the Lovecraft world. But tonight was a refreshing change from the "it's all true I tell you" of those with only one toe in the waters of reality. Given Justin's credentials I had no reason to fear another trip into Crazyville and wasn't disappointed.
One of the things I like about these Treadwells lectures is the opportunity to mull over the talk with members of the multifarious group that has been drawn to this remarkable shop. However tonight I gave in to the jet lag and staggered off home (no it wasn't the wine for once I didn't drink as my senses were addled enough).
Christina tells me there are a few spaces available for the next few talks in the series but book NOW!
Justin was recording last night's talk and plans to make it available on-line in the near future. When I have the location of the recording I will post a link.