Re: The Innsmouth Look?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lovecraftian@a... wrote:
> I am currently reading THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND, by Dr Oliverof
> Sacks. In his description of his visit to the Micronesian island
> Pohnpei (Ponape), I found this startling sentence: "Chronicsakau
> (kava) drinkers, moreover, may develop a hard scaly skin, and wesaw
> many older Polynesians with ichthyosis, or 'fish' skin."Imagine this combined with the aboriginal pratice of tooth filing.
> It seems highly unlikely that HPL could have known of this when he
> wrote "The Shadow over Innsmouth", so it's an uncanny coincidence.