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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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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 months ago
Demons Square: Susan Garth is possessed, but how and to what purpose? Susan Garth has been unable to attend mass for some time. Nausea overcomes her whenever she gets too close to the church. Her behavior has also been erratic, quarrelsome, and, at least once, obscene. Her father is dead set again...
capriceum
capriceum rated it 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The writing flowed very well, making this an easy read. The dialogue felt real and the figurative language was on point. The horror lay in the way Barron described things. At one point he compares an open cellar door to an open throat, which is quite the image. He excels ...
Let's Get Rolfed
Let's Get Rolfed rated it 2 years 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...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 3 years 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 3 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...
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