Monday, June 27, 2005

We Control the Horizontal

I've started reading a Lovecraft book owned by a friend of mine. Lovecraft's stories remind me a lot of The Twilight Zone. I can't really explain how, but I think that I really like it. We'll see how I feel as I get further though the book.

I've been noticing how weird it is to read and recall lots of stories. It really amazes me to catch small references in newer works. Even if it's just a small name reference.

In WoW, my priest is named Mykroft, which was inspired by Mycroft, the computer in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. This was, of course, a reference to Mycroft Holmes. A couple times now I've received compliments on my choice of name. While I never explain that I'm not directly referencing Holmes (which I have not read, but would like to now), it really does make me smile. I wonder if I should keep reading more, when there's so many books I read when I was younger whose references I've forgotten.

I re-read Cat's Cradle over the weekend. I enjoyed it as well. I may re-read Catch-22 next, when I'm done with the Lovecraft collection.


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