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Book Nook: In The House In The Dark Of The Woods, by Laird Hunt


Laird Hunt returned to the program to discuss his final book in a quartet of novels. Hunt did not set out to write a horror story but after you read 'In the House in the Dark of the Woods" I think you'll agree that is exactly what he has done.

I encourage you to read this book. I don't know how he did it. It seems that he was able to access some subterranean channel for inspiration. There's a sense that we are witnessing automatic writing here and the author was a mere vessel spilling over with the darkest, most horribly enchanting tale imaginable. It is an excruciatingly delightful voyage through the sky and back down to the darkness looming below.

This book seems destined to become a classic.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.