Contemporary Reviews / Critiques...
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:17 PM
'You're still a dreamer girl'.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:45 PM
Lovecraft thought he was awesome, but I don't know of other authors or reviewers. Certainly many were aware of him, I'd be interested to see links/info on this myself.
...of any of Howard's output still around? I'd be really curious to see how he was received by his contemporaries.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:18 PM
Robert Bloch, one of Howard's contemporaries, suggested in his first letter to Weird Tales that even Conan wasn't that much shakes. Bloch's idea was that Conan should be banished to the outer darkness where he could use his sword to cut out paper dolls. Needless to say, this suggestion did not go over well with the marching hordes of Conan fans; they probably would have lynched poor Bob Bloch on the spot, had they caught up with him back there in Milwaukee." ~ Stephen King, Danse Macabre.