This book consists of ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in weird fiction. Very few are actually developed plots—for the most part they are merely suggestions or random impressions designed to set the memory or imagination working. Their sources are various—dreams, things read, casual incidents, idle conceptions, & so on.
—H. P. Lovecraft
I read a bunch of the more popular Lovecraft stories but didn’t like most of them very much due to the overly descriptive language, slow moving plots, and one dimensional characters. This notebook of Lovecraft’s is interesting though, because he distills his ~30 page stories into a sentence or two, and his central plot ideas seem fascinating enough.
La Petite Claudine: Commonplace Book.