Publish date: May 2012
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
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 ...
Like straw into gold, Barron spins words into a palpable darkness, weaving a tapestry of old gods and modern madness in this masterful work of literary horror. From it's horrific re-imagining of Rumpelstiltskin that out-grims the Brothers Grimm, the story unravels with the logic of a nightmare, as a...
Laird Barron can flat out tell a hell of a story. His prose is intelligent, yet not overly complex, his characterization is deep and polished; his atmosphere is dark and brooding and he knows how to quietly ratchet up the tension chapter after chapter. The Croning is a perfect example of why I enjoy...
Initial Review Before I Was Able To Gather My Thoughts:This is the best book I've read in years. I'm in awe of Laird Barron. My friends who have this marked as to-read, move it up your list for lord's sake. I'll try to write a more comprehensive review at a later time but for now I'm just going to l...