strongly endorse Dracula although I wonder if the note about his likely former religious affiliation is #orthodoxerasure… also I recommended this:
By Charles Johnson
This is a slender, ferocious book: an adventure tale of mutiny on a slave ship, and a deeply theological meditation on the nature of division and communion. Johnson, a black American Buddhist, sends his freedman hero to Africa to escape a forced marriage, only to discover that his ship’s intended cargo is human beings. What follows includes a stolen god, a universal language, cannibalism and gore, fog and apocalypse, classical allusions and pungent nautical slang. If H. P. Lovecraft were antiracist not pro-, and if he had hope instead of only disgust, he might write like this.