Recently I have fallen in love with postmodernist literature, and then that led me into some of the stories by H.P. Lovecraft (not postmodern, but I had been curious and read a couple of stories of his a year or so back) through some convoluted avenues of Wikipedia. Lovecraft is the father of the Weird story and is probably one of the, if not the most influential figures in modern horror literature. A piece of Weird fiction generally involves the merging of science, mythology, and the paranormal to create a deeply unsettling - but entirely relate-able tale of horror, insanity, and cosmic indifference. (Certain stories are referred to as Cosmic Horror) Then in the last decade Lovecraft's slimy tentacles have slithered into modern horror literature through what is called the New Weird. These are tales that take Weird fiction and usually drop them in an urban scene or a much more modern setting as opposed to the antiquated settings of the original Weird fiction. With this short and entirely uncomprehensive introduction finished, I was wondering if anyone has read in either of these two? or if anyone wishes to discuss it.
Also if you are interested in reading suggestions in these genres I have mentioned feel free to PM me or post here.