The Croning by Laird Barron

The Croning - Laird Barron


Like straw into gold, Barron spins words into a palpable darkness, weaving a tapestry of old gods and modern madness in this masterful work of literary horror. From it's horrific re-imagining of Rumpelstiltskin that out-grims the Brothers Grimm, the story unravels with the logic of a nightmare, as a forgotten evil reaches out from the dim past into the present day.
Barron brings an unspeakable allure to horror, creating a beautiful dark gem, it's facets beckoning us with the cold caress of fear sweat that sets one's skin crawling, and the promise of a sweet insanity that will haunt our dreams for all the nights of our lives.

Highest possible recommendation!