The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW)


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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download There is a great deal about Laird Barron's writing that I like very much Unlike Stephen King whose descriptive

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    Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) The Imago Seuence and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Laird BarronThis is Laird Barron's first short story collection and the fifth book of his I've read this year I'm running out of ways to praise the man who has infected my brain like some kind of alien parasiteNine stories of sanity blasting cosmic horror haunt its pages Even though it's his first published collection all of the Barronial bits are there Chand

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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories Based on the praise this book received and and how good the author's novel was this was a HUGE disappointment And the tricky thing about reviewing a book that so many have obviously liked or appreciated is the second guessingdid I really just not like this that much? Well yes Did the book show potential? Definitely Were the stories original?

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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) 'Bliss is ephemeral; true for anyone or anything The oceans have been decimated several times in the last billion years Sterile waters in a clay bowl Life returned unbidden on each occasion The world slumbers twitches and transforms From the jelly lizards crawled around the fetid swamps eating one another and dying and being replaced by something else Again again again until you reach the inevitable conclusi

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    review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) I didn't believe in curses I believed in alcoholism drug addiction and paranoid delusion Put them in a shaker and you were bound to lose your marbles now and againLaird Barron's first collection early 21st century weird fiction about masculinity and the American backwoods and aging and suffering and cracks and holes and hunger There's a strong noir influence and his protagonists tend to be over the hill men

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    Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download I've never forgotten my first encounters with certain horror collections at different times in my life that resonated with me Lovecraft Machen Blackwood Barker TED Klein Ramsey Campbell M John Harrison Ligotti Robert Aickman among others

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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) Very much a 45 on the star rating chart; it is rare I find an anthology of stories where I like the bulk of the entire collection This time there was only a couple that just didn't do it for me otherwise a most awesome weird fictionhorror readThis is actually a reread for me; I first read this in 2007 when it was published but I recently felt the need for reading horror and really couldn't remember much about this one so I pulle

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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download Laird Barron is essential reading in the horror genre case closedI dig his style Let's be clear folks this is not a fast paced slasher bogeyman in the closet call it like you see it type of writing it's layered and poetic so you wi

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    The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) Barron is very uickly becoming one of my favorite writers I cannot believe it took me so long to pick up his books This is the second collecti

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    review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron The Imago Seuence and Other Stories (NEW) I discovered Laird Barron's work last October when I read The Croning and fell in love with his elegant and haunting work; obviously I immediately got a copy of all his short story collections as soon as I had the chance My favorite kind of horror is the subtle and cosmic kind that works its way slowly into my mind as I read like a really good peaty scotch that I don't notice I've had too much of until I get up And that's kind of the best

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The Imago Seuence and Other Stories

Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The title story of this collection a devilishly ironic riff on H P Lovecraft's Pickman's model was nominated for a. Based on the praise this book received and and how good the author s novel was this was a HUGE disappointment And the tricky thing about reviewing a book that so many have obviously liked or appreciated is the second guessingdid I really just not like this that much Well yes Did the book show potential Definitely Were the stories original To an extent being mostly cosmic horror pastiches and classic horror inspired tales Was it good It might have been but it really really didn t sing for me Maybe a betrayal of plebeian tastes but can you really appreciate a story if you don t care about a single character There is no emotional investment just words unpleasant things happening to unpleasant people over and over again Stylized to be a modern day classic all bleak and gloom this book kept reminding of a much acclaimed piece of art that completely fails to speak to you Even if academically you can see how it might be perceived as good personally it just looks like nothing much of worth or notice This was a spectacularly laborious read that took forever and the only motivation for finishing it was OCD completist drive It bored senseless and dragged on and on insanely so for such a relatively slender volume primarily due to the utter failure to engage and keep the interest And then again this is exactly the sort of book that someone someone with tastes completely different from mine might absolutely love Opinions are like that But personally this was just a total waste of time Vanishing Girls: Detective Josie Quinn you really appreciate a story if Hate to Love You you Even if academically

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Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 's Best Fantasy and Horror 19 In addition to his previously published work this collection contains an original sto. Laird Barron is essential reading in the horror genre case closedI dig his style Let s be clear folks this is not a fast paced slasher bogeyman in the closet call it like you see it type of writing it s layered and poetic so you will have to work And that s fine with me as a reader because the payoff is exceptional It is like one of those fuzzy white noise pictures that takes a while to get into focus but then an amazing picture rises to the surfaceBarron brings his characters into surroundings that are fully alive if not a little diabolical The language is beautifulFrom PROBOSCIS Sunrise forged a pale seam above the distant mountains We were rolling through certified boondocks thumping across rickety wooden bridges that could ve been thrown down around the Civil War On either side of busted up two lane blacktop were overgrown fields and hills dense with maples and poplar Scotch broom reared on lean stalks fire yellow heads lolling hungrily Scotch broom was Washington s rebuttal to kudzu It was uietly everywhere feeding in the cracks of the earth Beautiful imagery and thematically on point The world we know it is old and will be taken back and overrun once we re gone Each tale is a very real glimpse of the mortality of civilizationOLD VIRGINIA was a great start to the collection An old CIA agent finally meets his doom curiosity leading to unremitting horror The last few sentences were chillingSHIVA OPEN YOUR EYE was a tale told by ancient evil itself Well like ancient chaos than ancient evil but this story is colder and bare than the rest PROCESSION OF THE BLACK SLOTH picks up nicely where SHIVA s undertones leave off We begin as readers trying to make connections between the storieswhat s going on hereWith BULLDOZER and HALLUCIGENIA we begin to see the connections of Barron s universe the spread of the dark stuff that is slowly eating our world and probably countless worlds like ours PARALLAX suggests even about the situation The titular tale THE IMAGO SEUENCE is damn frightening The Imago Seuence is a series of 3 photographs of something unspeakably evil taken by a traveler in an unknown parts of the world and passed down from many collectors who all met bad ends or simply disappeared Our narrator is tracking the photos down and their mysterious owner as he loses his sanity Barron captures that Lovecraftian idea of the weak primate minding losing all semblance of itself once its exposed to even a glimpse of the true evil nature of the ancient universe but with much better writing than Lovecraft himselfIn the end Barron s message seems to be We are all lost or will be soon nothing but ants fighting uphill with meaningless purpose until the moment the sticky cosmic darkness pulls us in and eats us up It Is Some Deep ShitCheers

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Laird Barron ´ 5 Read & Download review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Laird Barron Free download The Imago Seuence and Other Stories é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free World Fantasy Award while Probiscus was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year. I didn t believe in curses I believed in alcoholism drug addiction and paranoid delusion Put them in a shaker and you were bound to lose your marbles now and againLaird Barron s first collection early 21st century weird fiction about masculinity and the American backwoods and aging and suffering and cracks and holes and hunger There s a strong noir influence and his protagonists tend to be over the hill men cognizant of what they ve lost drinking their pain away driven to find and face cosmic horrors because of work because they re men of action and someone is paying them to act or occasionally because they re wealthy men driven by indolence and self destructive curiosity His world is riddled with unknowable predators but they dwell mostly off page leaving trails of putrescence and corruption for these men to follow The two go to cliches when discussing Barron s work are his biography and the influence of Lovecraft but some things are cliches for a reason I suppose His descriptions of his early life are readily available elsewhere raised in the remote Alaskan wilderness devoted evangelical mother and violent atheist father poverty dog racing and breeding but it informs his fiction so clearly that it bears a glancing mention here again Lovecraft meanwhile is also hard to avoid here because the influence is a pretty direct one Like Lovecraft Barron is focused on the inhumanity of the universe at large and his narrative arcs tend to map pretty closely to the old man s someone bumps into something they shouldn t have is driven to pursue it against their own self interest and pays for it Barron though is rooted in physicality in a way that Lovecraft very much was not both in terms of the effects of the horrors and the lived in affect of his protagonists and shares little of the latter s verbosity There s also some Machen in there in terms of nature and the ineffable beyond the veilLike Lovecraft Barron builds something of an ongoing mythos through these stories most taking place in the Pacific Northwest and several featuring recurring characters of major or minor import although whether they re all to be understood to be taking place in the same world is unclear PARALLAX offers a possible faultline in that regardWhere Lovecraft s was unknowable Barron s is a hungry universe humans are not inconseuential nothings but food and his monstrosities are not tentacled mysteries on unknown planets but parasites and predators hidden among us and often wearing our shape It s not a mistake that the collection is named for an insectoid lifestage the final form of an insect after enduring the indignity and literal disintegration of a chrysalis and many of Barron s men after some glancing encounter with the ineffable find themselves similarly broken down remade andor facing other men who have Rather than gibbering madness these protagonists shoulder on headaches and all fighting back against all odds and losing It s not a happy book Think of it as cosmic noir if you will corrupt men facing a corrupt world betrayed not only by their bodies and lives but by a carnivorous universe at large and often by their own mindsI thought the longer novellas here Procession of the Black Sloth Hallucigenia and the title story were the most successful giving Barron enough room to draw out the tension from each irruption and glancing encounter Occasionally a character slips into caricature think of the femme fatale in PROCESSION the academic in BULLDOZER the agent in PROBOSCIS but they re exceptions rather than rules thankfully He has a number of effects that he returns to repeatedly mysteriously familiar figures insects decrepitude the aforementioned holes and cracks running through things corrupted audiovisual evidence mouths as organs of both sense and devourment but they work technically and thematically so why shouldn t heOld Virginia 2003It s 1959 at an MK ULTRA research station in West Virginia examining psychic powers in a senile crone for Project TALLHAT there s a lot of witch allusions here Our protagonist is an old spook past his prime but still on the job and he uickly finds that he s in over his head Ably folds in conspiracy theories the Lost Colony of Roanoke cosmic horror and a firm historical grounding in the Cold War although the dialogue is a little shaky at timesShiva Open Your Eye 2001A very odd one of a prose poem than a story sort of the oldest entry here wherein an old man is visited by a PI investigating local disappearances What begins as a seemingly straightforward horror story whose narrator the old man maintains his innocence sort of uickly dissolves into a lengthy confessional monologue about cosmic horror rooted in Biblical imagery and allusionsGod is ever hungry But bridges the sections throughout as kind of a pedal note An author taking chances for sure although I m not sure that I would have called it entirely successful on its own what s most interesting about it in conversation with the other pieces is the fact that this monstrous inhuman prophet His Mouth an early example of post human infernal disciples functioning as mouths or eyes for cosmic horrors is one of Barron s most sympathetic protagonists and in fact the pathetic asshole PI shares far in common with most of his central charactersProcession of the Black Sloth 2007One of my favorite horrorweird setups is where an increasingly confused protagonist seemingly faces reality crumbling around them This is a sterling and particularly nightmarish example An American industrial espionage security consultant ie a PI for corporations embarks on an assignment in Hong Kong and from the flight on finds himself in a surreal nightmare missing memories facing an inexplicable cult perhaps and hallucinatory violence by and against him The only story here original to the volume because of its placement in the TOC it provides the reader s first exposure to many of Barron s freuent tics hallucinatory videos alcoholic self medication Tuckerization strangers who are vaguely recognizable outbursts of violence terrible old people etc An outlier though in the protagonist s relationship to the carnivorous horrors being inflicted upon him This is per Barron an ode to Asian horror films but I m not knowledgeable enough about the subject to commentBulldozer 2004A Pinkerton agent in a CA gold town in the late 1800s tracking down an ex PT Barnum strongman who is meddling with forces that should not be meddled with Belphegor a carnivorous elder being that pops up in a few of these stories More first person stream of consciousness than Barron usually tends to I really enjoyed the setting and tone of this one and the structure but the voice was a bit too much pastiche for me It probably deserves a re read Proboscis 2005A down on his luck actor accompanies his brother in law and another bruiser on a failed bounty hunt You won t be surprised to learn that things don t go well for them This one I think featured hungry entities different from all the other hungry entities in the other stories and was likewise obliue than any of the others with bleak hints toward genetics and mosuitoes and a possibly revealing confusion between entomology and etymology Mimicry is another element that recurs throughout the collection but nowhere stronger than hereHallucigenia 2006A man of immense wealth and privilege gone to seed a bit gets stranded with his inappropriately young wife in the middle of nowhere WA when their car breaks down They approach a nearby barn ignoring several indications that they should NOT approach said barn and interrupt a ritual that s been set in place there They pay the price the wife so than the husband Unlike most of the other stories here or in weird fiction in general this one starts with an explosive intrusion of weirdness and then plays out the PTSD and survivor s guilt that ensues and of course the terrible visions granted to someone granted a glimpse through the veil A modern classic of cosmic horrorParallax 2005An artist continues to muddle through life six years after his wife went missing It was something of a cause celebre and he is widely assumed to be responsible although the detective assigned to the case seems to be hiding some things as well Most of the horror in this one comes directly from other human beings without being modulated throughfrom a supernatural entity Ties in to the shared universe of the Belphegor stories but gives a possible faultline for thean other world as well A bit textually complicated than most of the other stories with some first person stream of consciousness interspersed with interview transcripts and other materials The Royal Zoo is Closed 2006Another outlier but a less successful one than PARALLAX an almost Beat esue frenetic free association of references and hallucinations as a reactionary xenophobe navigates a disaster stricken SeattleThe Imago Seuence 2005A bruiser in Washington is captivated by a mysterious photograph from the 1950s that appears to show some sort of monstrous subterranean face part of a series of three one of which no one has ever seen and is hired by a rich friend to investigate the disappearance of his rich father which seems to be linked to a search for the other photographs which are of course the Imago Seuence This one is a tough nut to crack and boils down the themes of the collection nicely uelle surprise I m always a sucker for stories of weird artworks a la the King in Yellow although aside from that specific conceit this story has of The Great God Pan about it about which the recurring pan pipes should probably clue you in Genetics atavism insects distorted visual records parallel dimensions piercing the veil it s all here Hour of the Cyclops 2000Not in the ToC printed in a different font apparently not even included in some editions of the book Barron s earliest and weakest story tongue in cheek action pulp pastiche about a rescue effort in an Alaskan fortress and horrors borrowed straight from Lovecraft

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  • The Imago Seuence and Other Stories
  • Laird Barron
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  • 01 May 2020
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