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September 8th, 2014

The Light Is the Darkness [Sep. 8th, 2014|08:11 am]
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The Light is the DarknessThe Light is the Darkness by Laird Barron

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A heady, hallucinatory, terrifying novel that mixes horror, noir, and the cosmic weird to astonishing results. Barron has always been an intelligent and unconventional horror writer, one who understands that atmosphere and only fleeting glimpses of the horrific are this genre’s most powerful storytelling tools. In THE LIGHT IS THE DARKNESS, he has created a compelling network of characters and mysteries, a story where it’s impossible to guess the truth behind the veil or anticipate what will happen next, all permeated by an indelible sense of mounting dread and a well developed, if entirely nihilistic, worldview. Readers of brainy, imaginative, sophisticated, sublime horror will want to pick up THE LIGHT IS THE DARKNESS at their soonest opportunity.

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Fall Reading & Signing Schedule for DIE AND STAY DEAD [Sep. 8th, 2014|05:17 pm]
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As I’ve mentioned, my new novel, Die and Stay Dead, the sequel to Dying Is My Business, is being released on September 30. I will be doing several readings and signings around the New York City area in celebration, and I hope you’ll be able to join me. Here are the details:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, WORD, 7 PM

This will be the official launch! Copies of Die and Stay Dead will be available for purchase. I’ll be reading and signing, of course…but wait, there’s more! Joining me will be two special guests: Shirley Jackson Award-winning horror author Laird Barron and critically acclaimed mystery author L.A. Kornetsky (a.k.a. Nebula Award-nominee Laura Ann Gilman), both of whom will be reading from and signing their own latest works! You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

WORD
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, WRITERS READ NYC, 6 PM

I’ll be reading with several other authors — I don’t know who yet — at this venerable literary reading series held at the Sidewalk Cafe. I plan to have some copies of Die and Stay Dead with me for purchase. A full menu of food and drink will be available. There is a $5 cover charge.

The Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A (corner of 6th St.)
Manhattan

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION READING SERIES, 7 PM

Join me and Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror author John Langan for an evening of readings and book signings in a hip SoHo art gallery! Copies of Die and Stay Dead will be available for purchase. There is a $7 suggested donation at the door.

SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between W. Houston and Prince)
Manhattan

I hope to see you at one of these events, or even all three! In the meantime, don’t forget that you can preorder Die and Stay Dead from Amazon or your favorite bookseller.

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