Pulp Appeal: Blood Standard by Laird Barron (Guest post by Anthony Perconti)

Posted: July 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

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(Editor’s Note: Anthony Perconti lives and works in the hinterlands of New Jersey with his wife and kids. He enjoys well-crafted and engaging stories across a variety of genres and mediums.  His articles have appeared in several online venues and can be found on Twitter at @AnthonyPerconti.  If you’d like to submit an article, send us a pitch. Payment is one digital copy of your choice of any issue of Broadswords and Blasters. )

Blood Standard is Laird Barron’s first official
foray into the hardboiled crime fiction genre. I first encountered the author’s
works several years ago, when I picked up an e-book copy of his Imago Sequence and Other Stories. Soon
after, I polished off a longer work, The
Croning
, followed up by some of his novellas. Up to this point in his
career, Barron’s preferred medium of expression has been within the confines of
the…

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