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  • Kindle Edition
  • 14 pages
  • The Recluse
  • David Barker
  • English
  • 05 August 2017

10 thoughts on “The Recluse

  1. Spencer Spencer says:

    A quick and entertaining pastiche of Lovecraft.


  2. Ralph Ralph says:

    In this short but very effective story, author David Barker tackles alienation and solitude, parentage and sex, themes important to early 20th Century SF writer HP Lovecraft, with whose writing Barker seeks to resonate, but which are also concerns and or fears of most people from time to time In a setting redolent of Lovecraft s The Outsider, a youth grows into self aware adolescence in a crumbling warren of a house, well stocked with books, shadows and secrets The adults in his life are vag In this short but very effective story, author David Barker tackles alienation and solitude, parentage and sex, themes important to early 20th Century SF writer HP Lovecraft, with whose writing Barker seeks to resonate, but which are also concerns and or fears of most people from time to time In a setting redolent of Lovecraft s The Outsider, a youth grows into self aware adolescence in a crumbling warren of a house, well stocked with books, shadows and secrets The adults in his life are vague presences, when they are there at all, except for his tutor, whose job appears to be keeping him from learning too much too soon about himself, and nothing at all of the outside world The enforced solitude of the unknown narrator feeds into his feeling of alienation, his fears of physical deformity, concerns familiar to everyone at some stage in his life no one likes me, I have no friends, everyone is against me, I am ugly, etc As the narrator readsin the library made available to him he comes across suggestions that there are very real reasons why he and his pathologically reclusive family are different from others in the worldthe males of the family, when they come of age, mate with a monstrous female being from Yuggoth, a planet on the rim of our Solar Systemas if sex were not traumatic enough on its own At various points in our lives, we have fears that we were adopted this is often followed by hopes that we really were adopted, because we want nothing to do with our enforced families We feel we are nothing like them, that they are perhaps not quite human, but where we have the irrational fear that our parents are monsters, the narrator is faced with the realization that his parents really are monsters, the mother fully so and the father progressively so, generation after generation, echoing a theme Lovecraft explored in The Dunwich Horror and to a lesser degree in The Whisperer in Darkness , but which Barker looks at here not from the outside, but from the inside It s tempting to pass off this story, which Barker wrote in the early 90s, as nothingthan an extremely well written pastiche, filtering Lovecraft s 19th Century idiosyncrasies and reticence through 20th Century sensibilities, but the story isthan that, exploring our own deep seated fears in a surreal, dreamlike setting that opens our minds to ideas that we would otherwise not entertain


  3. Luke Jones Luke Jones says:

    I don t want to be mean, I just really didn t enjoy the book The vocabulary overload made a very high proportion of sentences completely unreadable.


  4. Ross Lockhart Ross Lockhart says:

    David Barker s The Recluse is a captivating pastiche of Lovecraft, riffing, at it s core, on The Outsider, but with a decidedly cosmic twist Recommended.


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The Recluse[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Recluse By David Barker – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Recluse is a Cthulhu Mythos short story in the tradition of H P Lovecraft My goal in writing it aside from creating an entertaining work of fiction was to have a character that is mysteriously iso The Recluse is a Cthulhu Mythos short story in the tradition of H P Lovecraft My goal in writing it aside from creating an entertaining work of fiction was to have a character that is mysteriously isolated from other humans much like the narrator of Lovecraft s The Outsider discover in his family background an extraterrestrial horror such as that revealed in Lovecraft s Fungi From Yuggoth In blending themes borrowed from The Outsider and Fungi From Yuggoth , I hoped to create an original weird tale of generational horrorMost of my horror stories are Lovecraftian in concept and technique, but are not explicitly Cthulhu Mythos stories This one is an exception, being an overt Mythos tale, words.


About the Author: David Barker

David Barker has published two collections of H P Lovecraft inspired horror fiction written in collaboration with W H Pugmire The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal Dark Renaissance Books, and In the Gulfs of Dream Other Lovecraftian Tales Dark Renaissance Books, His Lovecraftian novel, Witches in Dreamland, also written with W H Pugmire will be published by Hippocampus Press in October David s horror fiction and poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Fungi, Cy egha, Weird Fiction Review, The Audient Void, Nightmare s Realm, Forbidden Knowledge, Spectral Realms, and The Art Mephitic He has a long history in the horror field, having published widely in the small press during the s and s when he also produced three different Lovecraft fanzines He left the horror field in the late s but returned in with the ebook trilogy Electro Thrall Zombies collected as Dead Guys in Packards.