Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Short Story

Number of words : 1100
Percent of complex words : 11.3
Average syllables per word : 1.5
Average words per sentence : 11.0


READABILITY INDICES

Fog : 8.9
Flesch : 66.9
Flesch-Kincaid : 6.7


PEOPLE

Jack Haringa

Works for Section.

Mr Barton

His partner.

Plank

A dead entomologist. Or undead.


CONCEPT

Entomologist

Studier of insects.


TECHNOLOGY

Wingtips

Fancy spiv shoes.


ORGANISATIONS

Section

A law enforcement deparment.


PLACES

Chelan County

In Washington State, USA.

Rattlesnake Prairie

A truck stop on the highway near Chelan County.

Wenatchee Valley

Has dodgy substrata.


WEAPONS

Revolver

The gun that made Plank dead.


PLOT

Haringa and Barton are sent to check on Person of Interest Plank. Not much of interest to find given that he has been shot in the head with a revolver. On the way out of town, the dead man's warning "They Who Wait love you, Jack" comes to bloody fruition as something enters their flebag motel's room late at night.


3.5 out of 5

http://imago1.livejournal.com/2008/03/06/

Revolver : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

The gun that made Plank dead.


4 out of 5

Wenatchee Valley : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Has dodgy substrata.


3 out of 5

Rattlesnake Prairie : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

A truck stop on the highway near Chelan County.


4 out of 5

Chelan County : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

In Washington State, USA.


3.5 out of 5

Section : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

A law enforcement deparment.


3.5 out of 5

Wingtips : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Fancy spiv shoes.


3 out of 5

Entomologist : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Studier of insects.


3.5 out of 5

Plank : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

A dead entomologist. Or undead.


3.5 out of 5

Mr Barton : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

His partner.


3.5 out of 5

Jack Haringa : The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Works for Section.


4 out of 5

The Lonely Death of Mr Haringa - Laird Barron

Online story.


3.5 out of 5

http://imago1.livejournal.com/2008/03/06/

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blackwood's Baby - Laird Barron

"I sold a story a year or so back to Nick Gevers and Jack Dann. It's loosely related to "Catch Hell." Should be appearing next year. It's about a group of big game hunters who've gathered at a remote 1930s estate to hunt the Devil's stag. Here's a scene where the protagonist explains why he got out of the ivory trade." :-


"“Are you saying you quit the safaris because your mother might disapprove from her cloud in Heaven?” Mr. Briggs said.

“Nope. I’m more worried she might be disapproving from an ice floe in Hell.”"


3.5 out of 5

http://imago1.livejournal.com/75262.html

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lovecraftian Obsession Episode 7 - Laird Barron

"Well, it's been a while, but I've been graduating and traveling and getting into trouble. I apologize for the delay, but here's a great interview with Laird Barron I recorded several months back. The author of The Imago Sequence and Occultation talks about Lovecraft, horror writing, and the racing sled dogs, among other chilling topics. "


5 out of 5

http://www.thecthulhucult.com/storage/Lovecraftian_Obsession_ep_07_Laird_Barron.mp3