Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sinister Seven: on Arthur Machen - Laird Barron

How did you first encounter Machen? My family possessed a substantial book collection stored in several trunks over a period of generations. As a child, opening them was like opening a treasure chest – I had no idea what to expect. Our tastes were eclectic, to say the least. Somewhere beneath the Barbara Cartland, Louis L’Amour and Andre Norton novels lurked Lovecraft, Blackwood and Machen. The unholy trinity. 3.5 out of 5