Strange things exist on the periphery of our existence, haunting us from the darkness looming beyond our firelight. Black magic, weird cults and worse things loom in the shadows. The Children of Old Leech have been with us from time immemorial. And they love us...
Our first strayings from the Lovecraft path leads us to the cacodaemoniacal writing of modern weird fiction author Laird Barron. Although better known for his award winning short fiction collections (Occultation and the The Imago Sequence), this evening we will be discussing his 2012 Weird novel ‘The croning’ and finding out whether weird fiction really does work in novel form.
A bit about the Author -
The Author's Official Site
Laird Barron (1970 – ) is an American writer, much of whose critically acclaimed work falls within the horror, noir, and dark fantasy genres. In his fiction, the influence of Lovecraft and Lucius Shepard has been subsumed by his own themes and concerns, creating such potent and original modern takes on the weird tale. Barron spent his early years in Alaska, which has been an influence on his fiction.