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Laird Barron
Born and raised in Alaska, I did time in the wilderness. I raced in several Iditarods. Later, I migrated to Washington State where I devoted myself to reading guys like Parker, Ellroy, and McCarthy. At night I wrote tales that smash up noir, crime and horror.I currently reside in Upstate New York... show more



Born and raised in Alaska, I did time in the wilderness. I raced in several Iditarods. Later, I migrated to Washington State where I devoted myself to reading guys like Parker, Ellroy, and McCarthy. At night I wrote tales that smash up noir, crime and horror.I currently reside in Upstate New York and am writing a novel about the evil that men do. (photo courtesy Ardi Alspach)

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Let's Get Rolfed
Let's Get Rolfed rated it 3 months ago
Sometimes an anthology has that lure, that pull, that innate ability to sink hooks beneath your flesh without you realizing it. While there are plenty of good horror anthologies out there, it takes a lot for one to grab hold of me like SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET (VOLUME 2). It can seriously take me al...
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Bark's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
I received the ARC from Netgalley. Thanks, Netgalley! I guess this averages out to 3.5? I'm too tired to do the math so a 3 it is. Holy crap this book took half my life to read. It says it was only 432 pages long but I Do NOT Believe It. There are sooo many stories. Too many stories. No one need...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 2 years ago
There are very few authors out there that can consistently and successfully pull off Lovecraftian horror without it becoming an unoriginal, tired trope of unimaginable, indescribable horrors and old gods with unpronounceable monikers. Laird is head and shoulders above the rest of his peers when it c...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 2 years ago
It's always hard to rate anthologies, and this one was particularly uneven for me -- not just because I'm not really a horror fan (not all the stories are horror, by any means). The first story, "Tasting Gomoa" confused me. A barren women, sexually frustrated and now replaced by a new younger wife, ...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 2 years ago
Along with Laird’s usual heavy cosmic horror tones, there is also a bit of a lighter side in this one as well. A dark and wee more playful Lovecraftian tale from one of the masters of the genre. Fun isn’t typically a word I relate to Laird Barron, but dude pulls it off with this one. Very nicely don...
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