Saturday, July 17, 2010

Death's Head Blues

"Lord knows I've got 'em.

Handed in the introduction to Joe Pulver's upcoming collection Sin & Ashes, which is up for preorder at Hippocampus. This old boy will make your brain bleed. Ghosts of Thompson, Chambers and Lovecraft, informed by film noir and that badass James Ellroy...Pulver's the kind of stylist who ties you down and works you over while eerie music plays through scratchy intercom speakers and that one naked bulb on a wire flickers and flickers...And the misshapen thing in the suit chuckles from the shadows while its moll smiles and smokes a cigarette with her ivory holder. There's a big black Lincoln in the front lot by the gate, lights on, engine running. It's late, and getting later."

-- Laird Barron, [from a comment on his LJ blog about his intro to my new collection, SIN & ashes.]

Thanks, Laird. I've now read his intro 5 times, blew me away everytime. Praise from one of the true masters of our genre [and he is!], well, it leaves me reeling w/ delight, and over the moon.

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