In this podcast Laird Barron talks about his forthcoming novel Blood Standard, the connection between horror and crime fiction, violence in horror, and much more.
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About Laird Barron
Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and Other Stories; Swift to Chase; and Blood Standard. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley of New York State and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.
- [05:35] Drink talk
- [09:00] Friendship with John Langan
- [14:00] Blood Standard and the relationship between horror and crime
- [20:00] Alan Baxter, via Patreon, asks about the connection between crime and horror
- [33:05] Violence in horror
- [45:10] Dan Howarth, via Patreon, asks about work as influence on True Detective
- [50:30] Michael Griffin, via Patreon, asks about crime/noir/thriller recommendations
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