Years ago (more than he cares to remember), Blu Gilliand read Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. That led to the rest of King’s catologue, which in turn led to Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, and Neil Gaiman. It’s still leading him places, including here…October Country.
Named for Ray Bradbury’s masterful short story collection, October Country is a tour through the dark works of authors following the lead of the masters named above. It’s also about the occasional side-trips through the worlds of crime fiction and noir, which in their own ways are just as black and haunting as the lands of ghosts and ghouls.
As bleak as that may sound, October Country is also a labor of love, and it’s meant to be fun. Feel free to join in with recommendations, disagreements, or pats on the back – you can drop Blu a line at email@example.com, or leave a comment here on the blog.
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