Talk:Paranoid fiction

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I have deleted the section on H. P. Lovecraft for now:

Another paranoid fiction author considered to have been inspired by his own madness is Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Descended from two parents who eventually were institutionalized in an asylum, Lovecraft suffered from frequent nightmares up to his death. Unlike in most other paranoid fiction where the artificiality of the characters' world is merely hinted at, Lovecraft made it clear that these worlds were a direct product of his characters' minds, as they gradually went insane and their imaginary seeings grew progressively more bizarre. Biography of H. P. Lovecraft

Leaving aside the fact that no citation actually characterizes his work as "Paranoid" fiction, this paragraph exagerrates any mental problems he might have had. Most important, though, his characters were decidedly not delusional, and in the fictitious world they inhabited, the horrors that plagued them were all too real. The source cited does refer to the characters as going insane, but this is the result of their exposure to bizarre experiences, not the cause of those experiences. Lusanaherandraton (talk) 04:42, 17 February 2012 (UTC)


"American Psycho- Although not explicitly stated, it is somewhat hinted at."

What is? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.171.111.194 (talk) 12:21, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

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The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Paranoid fiction/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Very nice little article produced quite quickly, would be nice to see a few more references and perhaps an inline citation or too to give some more gravitas. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:52, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 08:52, 15 December 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 21:55, 26 June 2016 (UTC)