Influences: Robert E. Howard

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Where do you start when writing about Robert E. Howard?  Everyone who knows Howard’s writing knows of his life in Texas and the tragic end of his short life.  I’m not going to go into his life at all, instead I’m going to dive right in to his massive body of work.

Known as the creator of the Sword and Sorcery genre, he dabbled in pretty much every pulp genre one can think of…and did it all with a flare and style all his own.  I know of no other pulp writer who can compare to the sheer beauty of Howard’s prose.  Every word of every sentence is as close to perfect as one could hope.  For a genre filled with bloody battles, horrific scenes and a fierce brutality, Howard’s prose is pure elegance.

Creator of Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, El Borak, Bran Mak Morn, among others…Howard is the giant…

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