I simply must recommend this blog:
I found it while I was reading about people who were really mad at Freedom Industries, which this guy is. But he also has deep and interesting things to say about Huckleberry Finn. Here’s part one if you’re one of those read-part-one-first types:
I would be flat-out lying if I said I put this much thought into Busta/Lovecraft, but now that I’ve read these I’m starting to think more. Not that my purpose is the same as Twain’s; no, no, not at all. Rather, I am inspired by the specificity of his purpose. He set out to do something really specific, and it worked, it worked a million times over. My aim is not yet that true.
Hopefully I’ll get to live ten times longer than Mr. Twain and I’ll have time to iron out all the details.