PETER STRAUB - SOME THOUGHTS.
Adding my own belated recognition of the passing of Peter Straub. I've been ill for a couple of days (for the first time since 2019 bizarrely), so when the news broke, I didn't manage to lower my black horror flag to half mast.
As a horror writer, it's particularly sad to consider that Straub, Blatty and Herbert have all left the field now. Pillars in the youthful reading of my generation.
He was, simply, a great writer. One of the fields finest, whose books often took me a while to finish, because I'd continually pause to marvel at a sentence, turn of phrase, description, or insight.