Do you have any recommendations with regards to lovecraftian style fiction that's not written by lovecraftian?
Hey! So there are a bunch of recommendations like that here.
Some things I have read recently that might appeal are:
The Dead Mountaineers Inn by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
I read this on holiday and I didn’t want it to end at all. Think Agatha Christie meets The Twilight Zone meets Raymond Chandler. There’s a hardboiled detective, an avalanche, plenty of otherworldly shenanigans and lots of whisky drinking. Easily made it onto my list of favourite books.
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories edited by Ann and Jeff Vandemeer
This is a doorstop of a book but absolutely worth investing in if you are on the hunt for weird fiction across the decades. I tend to prefer shorter stories when reading within this genre anyway so this is perfect.
In terms of non-fiction I just picked up The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters and The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment. The Former is a comprehensive collection of reported ghost stories which is particularly good in it’s global scope. The latter is excerpts from all sorts of texts throughout history that deal with magic, each text is accompanied by further reading and a short analysis.
I would also highly recommend checking out The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcastand Miskatonic Musings. I have found loads of amazing weird fiction/cosmic horror/gothic literature by listening to both of them. Miskatonic Musings is a great mix of older and newer weird fiction so if you are looking to find contemporary authors I would give them a listen. If you are after older texts The H.P Lovecraft Literary podcast is your best bet.
Some authors worth looking into:
Algernon Blackwood, Walter de la Mare, T.E.D. Klein, William Hope Hodgson, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson, Livia Llewellyn, Nnedi Okorafor.
man up —> a mix of upbeat showtunes for whipping that broadway body into shape and trying to get arms like patina miller (good luck).
01. loud - matilda // 02. rent - rent // 03. raise the roof - the wild party // 04. man up - the book of mormon // 05. voulez-vous - mamma mia // 06. land of lola - kinky boots // 07. the bitch of living - spring awakening // 08. crazier than you - the addams family // 09. more - ghost // 10. one fine day - beautiful // 11. rock star - bloody bloody andrew jackson // 12. i’m alive - next to normal // 13. i hate myself for loving you/heat of the moment - rock of ages // 14. amayzing mayzie- seussical // 15.the one - first date // 16.sex is in the heel - kinky boots // 17.whipped into shape - legally blonde // 18.you can’t stop the beat - hairspray // 19.i’m outta here - ghost // 20.king of new york - newsies // 21.lay all your love on me - mamma mia // 22.on monday - 35mm // 23.revolting children - matilda // 24.glory - pippin