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Editor's Note: From H. P. Lovecraft to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, our roundup today has something for everyone.
The careers of H. P. Lovecraft and illustrator Edward Gorey never quite overlapped (Lovecraft died when Gorey was merely twelve). If they had, the results might have looked something like John Kenn Mortensen's drawings, a grim yet whimsical melange of monsters and unconcerned human bystanders. You can see even more of the beasties on his blog.
In case you hadn't noticed, Dean Koontz has written an entertaining series of Odd Thomas novels over the past few years, about a short-order cook who reluctantly discovers that he can commune with the spirits. Hollywood has taken notice: an adaptation starring Anton Yelchin and Willem Dafoe has been picked up by Image Entertainment for a 2014 release -- if all goes well, we could see a lot more of Odd in the coming years.
I'll always have room in my posts for famous authors' favorite recipes. Did you know that in addition to introducing us to a world of pure imagination, Roald Dahl also invented the Kit-Kat pudding? The blog Paper and Salt does him one better, re-creating the recipe with actual ingredients (and more chocolate). Bonus points if you can scroll past the pictures without licking the screen like Augustus Gloop.
This week Jim Carrey took a break from filming "Dumb and Dumber To" to publicize his new children's book, How Roland Rolls. Not sure how badly this will make anyone want to read the book or see the movie, but anything that keeps Jeff Daniels in the public eye is a win for humankind as far as I'm concerned.