The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories [NOOK Book]

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Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron’s stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year’s best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson,...
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Overview

Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron’s stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year’s best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards.

Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including “Blackwood’s Baby,” “The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven,” and “The Men from Porlock,” The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
05/15/2014
Rendered in haunting, elegant prose, the nine interlinked tales in Barron's latest collection are intricate gems of cosmic horror that gleam with menace. Set in the eerie environs of Olympia, WA, each story presents an intimate character study of a deeply flawed yet strangely sympathetic protagonist whose (mis)adventures instill a mounting sense of dread in the reader before culminating in a shocking, often gruesome denouement. VERDICT Intricate, subtly interconnected tales of terror will delight fans of H.P. Lovecraft.
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“If you think there aren’t any new Richard Mathesons or Harlan Ellisons out there, you need to read Laird Barron.” —Stewart O’Nan, bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and Last Night at the Lobster

“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.” —Slate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804684
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books[Start]
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 131,338
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Laird Barron: Laird Barron is the author of two collections: The Imago
Sequence, and Occultation. His work has appeared in
many magazines and anthologies. An expatriate Alaskan,
Barron currently resides in the wilds of Upstate New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    This author is what the fiction world has been waiting for: grip

    This author is what the fiction world has been waiting for: gripping plots, beautiful narratives, well developed characters. There is a consistant and compelling quality to his work, whether it be his older books or the new one. Barron is a must read!

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