November 24, 2010

On My Radar: Aaron Polson's "Loathsome, Dark, & Deep"

If you are unaware, Belfire Press--a small press that continually impresses this year with its titles--will soon release Aaron Polson's novel, Loathsome, Dark, & Deep.

Here's the write-up on what it's about:

After months of silence from the H&P Lumber and Pulp logging camp, strange raving madmen have wandered out of the woods near the Lewis River.

Civil War veteran Henry Barlow hasn’t carried a gun since his wife’s brutal murder, a memory he drowns nightly with bourbon and whiskey. When reports of the strange goings on at the Lewis River camp reach H&P, they send Barlow and a small band of armed mercenaries upriver to investigate.

Will they make it out alive?

The story is inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and gets its title from a Robert Frost poem--creatively changed for ominous effect.

You can even read an excerpt from the novel by visiting Belfire Press by clicking here.

Right now, until November 30th, you can pre-order it for a discounted price of $8.99. That ain't not bad. Or if you want to take your chances, you can enter Aaron Polson's Very Loathsome Contest for a chance to win a copy of the novel.

Here's the book trailer to peak your interest a little more.


  1. This looks like it's going to be goood...

  2. Thanks for the mention and signal boost, Gef.

  3. I'm leaving nothing to chance and have pre-ordered my copy...

  4. Josh - Does, doesn't it?

    Aaron - You're quite welcome.

    Alan - Good call.