The images of heroes are immediately born in our imagination as soon as we begin to read their descriptions, how they were created by the book gods - the authors.
Aging is our old age as we see it around us, or as it looks like to us. Flabbiness or lovely wrinkles. Senile madness - like the quirks of Salvador Dali, or as heavy manic depression.
Nothing evokes such strong emotion as horror stories. Books tell about them, TV channels show them; they are retold at night around the campfire. Awful, with notes of romance and a continuous storyline, horror stories attract the attention of thousands of fans around the world.
Media and entertainment form a big part of our lives, and our sanity. We share our stories through literature and cinema: the greatest influencers of human thought (unfortunately, after social media). Good books and good films incite a sense of fulfillment that perhaps no other figment of human imagination can.
Our stories make us who we are. They exist to set the parameters of are alikeness or differences with respect to each other. We define ourselves through the stories we identify most with. A good story, on the other hand, transcends all parameters of identification and lodges itself in the collective human consciousness, regardless of the era it is perceived in. This is how classics are born. They appeal to all sensibilities across generations. One such classic is The Tell-Tale Heart written by Edgar Allan Poe.
H.P Lovecraft is the undisputable master of horror. His tales bordering on cosmic horror and the terror of the unknown have recently resurfaced as the most esoteric form of the literary horror genre.
While conventional horror relies on fear of the absurd-strange yet perceivable, mostly in humanoid terms, Lovecraftian horror proudly distinguishes itself from this mantle. Lovecraft’s horror is based on the fear of that unknown entity indecipherable to collective human knowledge.
Herbert George Wells is undoubtedly a household name. This prolific British litterateur has many amazing works of literature to his credit. He has written on a diverse range of topics including humanitarian and non fictional accounts.
However, he is best known for his science fiction novels and short stories. One of such among his science fiction based works is “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” which will be talked about in length.