Podsothoth: A Lovecraft Book Club

31: Herbert West -- Reanimator

February 10, 2023 Huge Success, LLC Season 1 Episode 31
Podsothoth: A Lovecraft Book Club
31: Herbert West -- Reanimator
Show Notes

In which Tod reads Herbert West -- Reanimator by HP Lovecraft, first published in serial form in the first six issues of Home Brew, from February through July of 1922.

Please note, this is a horror podcast, and it might not be for everyone. Tonights story is, as you might have guessed from the title, primarily concerned with the scientific pursuit of reanimation of the dead. It also touches on murder, grotesque experimentation, an indescribable reptile, the death of a child, and some unkind descriptions of Italian, Polish, and African Americans.

Certain specific terms in the text have been slightly altered or omitted in the reading to be slightly less unkind.

Our next episode will feature a discussion of this story, and it will be recorded live at the Drayton Arms Theater in Greater London. I sincerely hope you can join us there when we record; tickets can be secured for a very modest fee. Just search the Internet for the London Lovecraft Festival. The festival will run from Februrary 13th to 19th, 2023, and this show will be recorded on Wednesday, Februrary 15th, at 9pm. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at hideous@podsothoth.club, or follow us on Mastodon at @podsothoth@defcon.social. We'll see you soon in London!

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