Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You Can't Stop What's Coming

Since Greg has already been teasing his October project, I figured I might as well do the same. I got some nice feedback last year, but I didn't spend much effort building up to it, which, had I done so, could possibly have enticed new readers to join in. So this year, I think I'll drive the whole idea into the ground before we even get started.
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If you were around here last October, you'll know what to expect. If not, here's a little taste of what you can look forward to...

And much more! Good Christ, so much more. So very, very, very much more...
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Anyway, join me this October, as I wallow in the best and, more than likely, the worst (though I won't be going out of my way to find it) of horror literature. All month, every day. Seriously: every day!

16 comments:

Krauthammer said...

I read some Kirk because of the last one, so I'm expecting more awesome ghost stories from conservative Catholics I guess.

bill r. said...

I don't know that there are any more of those. Well, Blatty's Catholic, but I don't know his politics.

Did you like the Kirk stories?

Krauthammer said...

Well I did put the modifier "awesome" there, so yeah, I liked them. They're right up my alley, my favorite kind of literary horror.

On a related note, I'm reading his The Conservative Mind right now and it's awesome too.

bill r. said...

I somehow missed the word "awesome".

I haven't read any more Kirk than those two stories. The same can be said for many of the writers I read for the first time last October. Maybe as a personal little lead up, I'll check out some more stuff by a handful of them. I don't want to repeat authors this year, but I may repeat a little. We'll see.

And Krauthammer, you MUST read Robert Aickman. If you liked Kirk, you'll adore Aickman.

Also, which Kirk stories did you read?

Krauthammer said...

A more-well-read friend of mine lent me The Princess of All Lands and I read most of the stories on there.

I also use the work "awesome" too often.

Greg said...

Bill, AWESOME post, but I'm confused, why isn't there a teaser trailer to go with it? Also, will you be reviewing any books written by someone writing as the fictional character James T. Kirk. Because that would be totally AWESOME!

bill r. said...

Greg, why don't you ever know what's going on? We're talking about Kirk Cameron here.

Also, trailers are for peasants.

Greg said...

Hooray! I'm a peasant! I always wanted to be one but was told I was too blueblooded. Now I know they were all wrong. And Kirk Lazarus rocks. Glad you'll be writing about him.

bill r. said...

Oh, Greg! What am I going to do with you!

Rick Olson said...

Jeez, Bill. Maybe I'll have to start reading again.

Krauthammer said...

Hey, I just heard about Mamet adapting the diary of Anne Frank to the big screen and my first though was "what does Bill think about this?"

bill r. said...

Guh?? Is that true? Because Mamet has said in the past that he thought the diary should have been burned.

Krauthammer said...

Yeah, he's teaming up with Disney no less

I hadn't heard his previous comments though, that's kinda weird.

bill r. said...

Hurm. I may have more to say on this later...

L. Rob Hubb said...

Nice to see that you'll be covering Laird Barron this October - another author to check out (for the 2010 October edition) is Michael Shea, known for NIFFT THE LEAN, and some very unsettling stories and novellas that share the same fascination with insects that Barron does.

bill r. said...

Dude, this thing lasts all month! I'll have plenty of time to fit Shea in, which it had crossed my mind to do.

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