TIH 189: Laird Barron on Blood Standard, Crime and Horror Fiction, and Violence in Horror

TIH 189 Laird Barron on Blood Standard, Crime and Horror Fiction, and Violence in Horror

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.

Show notes

  • [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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