I liked, like, Blink-182 and Douglas Adams and Salinger, I guess.

how on earth did you escape adolescence without a Lovecraft phase????

I wasn’t that kind of kid. I never loved Lord of the Rings either.

Two theories, actually:

  1. Might Lovecraft be more of an American thing? This is just a guess. But, y’know, in the same way Ayn Rand is totes an American thing.
  2. Radiohead and Stanley Donwood satisfied my demand for inexplicable dread.