Thursday, April 14, 2011
Literary map pinpoints other authors H.P. Lovecraft fans like to read
The way this map works is that the closer two authors are, the more likely a person is to read them both. It was generated by Literature-Map, which tracks such things, and this particular snapshot has H.P. Lovecraft at the center (obvious, I know).
The authorial relationships are pretty close to what I'd guess given the tastes of all the Lovecraft fans I know, although a few of them are stumpers. In particular, the pairing of Anne Rice and Jack London seems...odd.
You should play around with the live interactive map, which let's you jump around from author to author at will. It's fun, and you might find some new authors to help you pass the time until the stars become right and we're all devoured by the great Cthulhu.