I need to get a couple of things up front, right off the bat.
(1) I have a great and abiding fondness for many of Lovecraft's stories; "Pickman's Model" is a longtime favourite, and "The Dunwich Horror" and "The Colour out of Space" and "The Cats of Ulthar" are part of my very early memories of horror fiction.
(2) Oh dear god the man was racist. The man was horrendously
racist, and it's not all just the time period he was living in. The first story (as opposed to fragment) in this book is "oh dear god, the horror
, the evil disgusting inhuman Eskimos wiped out the noble men of prehistory."