Today we return to the world of Robert E. Howard with Mark Finn's excellent Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard. The book is so good I bought it twice! (In fact, I just received the revised and expanded edition - the volume on the right of the photo - a couple of days ago). Whilst I'm not as much of a fan of Howard as I am Lovecraft, Howard's work has such an intense vitality that I find myself returning to it (especially his Conan yarns) time and time again. In any case, this volume nicely complements The Whole Wide World, which I posted about a few days ago.