Friday, September 13, 2013



Relentlessly readable, highly atmospheric, sharply and often arrestingly written—Barron’s prose style resembles, by turns, a high-flown Jim Thompson mixed with a pulp Barry Hannah—and situated in a dizzying assortment of precision-built worlds, Barron’s productions (30 pages on average) more nearly resemble novellas than tales. 

5 comments:

donnaeverhart.com said...

The title in of itself is a draw... and the cover too!

french sojourn said...

Small world, just bought "The light is the darkness" last night on my....er...um..kindle

Colin Smith said...

An intriguing title for a collection. BTW, I didn't see a link to Laird's blog on the sidebar (might just be my aging eyes), so here it is:

http://lairdbarron.wordpress.com/

Janet Reid said...

Colin, thanks! That's also a reminder for me to freshen this place up a bit over the weekend! Been a while!

Abby said...

That cover is stunning!