Saturday, May 26, 2012

Robert W. Chambers Born Today 1865

Born and bred in Brooklyn, USA, artist and author Robert W. Chambers left a legacy of horror lauded by Lovecraft (although with some reservations) and other lovers of supernatural fiction. Me? I read and kinda liked okay "The Repairer of Reputations" a gajillion years ago, in Hartwell's The Dark Descent (1987), and now a copy of the 1982 Ace paperback (boring cover at bottom) of his major work, The King in Yellow (1895), sits unread upon my shelf. That's cool at least.

Mr. Chambers, how do?

4 comments:

lazlo azavaar said...

You really need to read "The Yellow Sign", dude. It's...something else.

Tim Botta said...

I first heard of "King in Yellow" in the BÖC song "E.T.I. (Extraterrestrial Intelligence)."

francisco said...

do you understand something in The repairer of reputations?

Jonathan said...

I read the King in Yellow on Project Gutenberg a few years ago, but retained little of it (although I liked his bizarre ideas and ornate style)... That's a pretty good argument for reading real books (as opposed to electronic ones) such as the ones with the great covers you have here.