VERY good horror in fact.
He's won awards for it.
Fans extoll his writing far and wide.
I've never read a word of it.
I can read thrillers all day and night but I can't read horror. I'm not sure why. I kind of blame Stephen King for this (why not!) because I saw the movie based on his book Christine and promos for the movie based on his book Cujo and I actually lived in Oregon where they filmed The Shining...let's just say I slept with the lights on for.. oh wait I still do.
So when the modern day master of horror Laird Barron needed an agent, of course I tossed my hat in the ring. And bless his deeply twisted heart, Laird thought I might be up to the task.
My ace in the hole was the trusty Money Launderer here who loves his books with a passion. As soon as Laird signed on the dotted line, I added a task to her job description: read Laird's books so I know what they're about.
Well, sadly she's not in the office today (I mean rilly...not at work on a Saturday?? what kind of fresh help is THIS!) so I had to scour the internet for help.
Here's the description of Laird's latest story.
"LD50 is a bone- dry thriller that reminded me of a hungover David Morrell. I also liked Jessica Mace, Barron’s heroine a lot- in fact, my mind cast Jamie Lee Curtis circa The Fog in the role while I was reading the story. I hope that we’ll see more of her in the future and that she doesn’t end up as lunch for some Elder God, like most of Laird’s protagonists."
--Dimitris Kontogiannis, www.crowsnbones.com
And here's the link to the LD50. Read with the lights ON!