Comfort through fiction

While many read to escape, one of the most magical reading experiences is in finding something that understands you; something that makes you feel not alone. That’s one of our missions here at 34 Orchard—to find work that speaks to the painful things in ourselves and our lives in the hopes that it will bring comfort. Even though it might seem counterintuitive, sometimes, healing begins when someone—even a stranger—says I see you.

This essay—James Harvey’s “ A Survivor Looks At Lovecraft”—discusses this idea. We thought our readers might enjoy it.

The link to where it appears in Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein is here: https://deepcuts.blog/2022/09/03/a-survivor-looks-at-lovecraft/