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Swift to Chase: A Collection of Stories by [Laird Barron]

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Swift to Chase: A Collection of Stories Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 102 ratings

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"He's strong on plot and really excels in creating an atmosphere of dread..." Publishers Weekly

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"With Swift to Chase, Laird Barron demonstrates why he runs at the head of the pack.  The stories here take the familiar figures of the slasher, the final girl, the vampire, and the werewolf and lens them with the gravity of a black hole, bending them into new and terrifying proportions.  Beginning with a trio of tales featuring die-hard Jessica Mace, and ending with a stunning novella about her mother, Swift to Chase reads like a fractal novel, in which what is on the page is not so bad as what it suggests.  An instant classic." --John Langan, author of The Fisherman

"Five books in, Laird Barron casually exceeds the promise of his early work, delivering the (very nasty) goods. Spinning beyond the comfortable orbit of his insect overlords and ancient leech gods, 
Swift to Chase constructs a kind of sinister Alaskan Winesburg; a cycle of intricately linked tales, a new mythos not quite like any we've ever seen before, where instead of names such as Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu, we come away shuddering at the mention of Mace, Vellum, and Tooms. " --Marc Laidlaw, author of The 37th Mandala 

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01K4ZI1K6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ JournalStone (October 7, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 7, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1564 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 383 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 102 ratings

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Laird Barron is an expat Alaskan. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.

(photo courtesy Ardi Alspach)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen nightmares orbiting a black hole sun - Super Cool Horror
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent collection from Laird Barron.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great selection of short stories following the inhabitants of an ...
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