Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Blood & Thunder review
In the February 2008 issue of Asimov's, the venerable Paul Di Filippo reviews Mark Finn's Blood & Thunder, and has this to say:
Mark Finn, biographer, is, in his literary fashion, as large a hero as Conan, the most famous creation of Robert E. Howard, who happens to be the subject of Blood & Thunder... Battling manfully through the hordes of lies and legends surrounding REH, Finn delivers a clear-eyed, sympathetic portrait of this seminal writer. Depicting the man, his place and times, and his story-telling accomplishments vividly and discerningly, Finn shows that journalistic accuracy is more powerful than sleazy mythologizing. This book will be enjoyed by veteran fan and newbie alike.