On a thread here: http://www.knibbworld.com/campbelldiscuss/messages/1/3214.html?1266395575 , I said last night, 'tongue in cheek': <I believe there are hidden messages in a Lovecraft text if one can work out the secret of decoding them.> This was because HPL had come up in this dicussion with controversial views about his writing.
Followed this morning by:
<Thinking about what I said above - overnight - it seems an appropriate enough statement to make in view of the thread title: "Secret Horror Writers"! Even though I was only half-serious.
However, it is true to say that my real-time reviews have a tendency to seek codes in syntax, graphology and phonetics as well as semantics ... all very relevant to magic fiction and fiction as religion.
The parthenogenesis of reality from artifice.>