For Xmas I got Conan: The Complete Chronicles, Centenary Edition and it's been my bedtime book all year so far, just a few pages a night, you know... Haven't read Conan for 30+ years, though I read them all in my teens... Completely un-PC of course: racist, sexist and any other *ist you want to guess at... and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Howard's prose, well, I mean he's not Shakespear, Dunsany, Tolkein... not poetic, but there's a vitality and gusto to his work that is seldom equalled.
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball