Has anyone read this book? I just started it. I'm not sure what I think of it, so far, as it seems to be one of those books that takes historical people (HPL, R. H. Barlow, Sam Loveman, etc.) and adds fictional elements to their stories. I'm not sure how I feel about this. It blurs the line between the biographical and the fanciful. And that makes me wonder: is this a fair treatment of HPL? A major element in in this book -- and this isn't a spoiler as it shows up early on -- is that HPL (in this book's universe) is gay, has sex with men and even underage boys, and his relationship with Barlow may have been more than mere friendship. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I was not aware there was any evidence that HPL was (in reality) homosexual. He had one brief marriage to a woman (Sonia Greene) in the 1920's, and that's all we really know. Is this a fair way to treat a historical person?
Edited by GRWelsh, 30 September 2017 - 07:47 PM.