These past few weeks have been crazy. Things are finally settling back down, and I hope to be able to get back to a regular blogging schedule sometime soon. One of the last details that needs to be finalized within a few days are the reading lists on my syllabi. For the most part, they’re done.
However, I’m having a hard time figuring out what H.P. Lovecraft story I want my students to read. I went with “The Call of Cthulhu” last year, and got a miserable response, so I’m thinking of changing it up. Personally, I’m leaning toward an excerpt of “Herbert West: Reanimator,” but I’m not sure if it’s better than teaching some of his other, more influential works.
So I want need your input. If you were a freshman in college, having never been exposed to H.P. Lovecraft before, which of the following stories would you most want to study during my horror-themed October classes? Thanks!