Search Results: "Joe R. Lansdale"


BOOK REVIEW

COCO BUTTERNUT by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This bite-sized addition to Lansdale's droll franchise gives his two heroes little room for their trademark back-and-forth banter. But the slide from fizzy East Texas comedy to deeper waters is so deftly managed that you'll be chuckling all the way to the graveyard."
What could be more featherweight than a tale of dognapping? How about a dognapping whose victim is already dead and buried? Read full book review >

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BAD CHILI by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"Hap's effortless talent as a downscale East Texas raconteur (The Two-Bear Mambo, 1995, etc.) makes him the funniest of Travis McGee's widely dispersed sons, even when he's writing about truly menacing bad guys."
Think your love life is complicated? Read full book review >

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LOST ECHOES by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"No doubt there's a leaner, more suspenseful tale struggling to break out of this one. But Lansdale (A Fine Dark Line, 2003, etc.) remains one of the preeminent entertainers in crime fiction."
At the age of six, Harry Wilkes got the mumps, almost died, got better, began to see sounds. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON THE BONES by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"This act of a writer's love becomes a show of generosity for the audience."
Lansdale pays homage to the pulp writers who inspired him in this loving collection of stories. Read full book review >

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THE THICKET by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Alternately violent and tender, with a gently legendary quality that makes this tall tale just about perfect."
If the Coen brothers' film version of True Grit gave readers an appetite for more underage period Western bounty hunting, Lansdale (Edge of Dark Water, 2012, etc.) is eager to oblige. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2012

"The river, the raft, a stash of money coveted by bad guys, nonstop adventures that edify, terrify and deepen the bond between Sue Ellen and Jinx. A highly entertaining tour de force."
The author of the prize-winning Hap and Leonard series (Devil Red, 2011, etc.) charts a course that may remind you of a distaff Huck and Jim. Read full book review >

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SUNSET AND SAWDUST by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2004

"A slutty kind of fiction that seems to give everything up too easily but never quite delivers."
An East Texas lumber town steeped in racism, sin, and mendacity—everything that should make for a much better yarn. Read full book review >

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DEVIL RED by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2011

"The question remains: Will a fan base built on blithe spirits take kindly to an unhappy Hap, enduring the angst of a midlife crisis?"
Those charming miscreants Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are back (Vanilla Ride, 2009, etc.), minus some of the charm. Read full book review >

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VANILLA RIDE by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2009

"Talented Lansdale (Leather Maiden, 2008, etc.) pens another rowdy, raunchy entertainment—nothing to take seriously but more damn fun than a barrel of Rambos."
Pine and Collins, crime fiction's most lovable miscreants (Captains Outrageous, 2001, etc.), are back in action, filling body bags for the sake of friendship. Read full book review >

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PARADISE SKY by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Noting that he's starred in many a dime novel penned by his old friend Bronco Bob Brennen, the narrator maintains in closing: 'Here is the straight record.' That assurance is a lot harder to swallow than the rest of this tall tale, which goes down smooth and easy as a vintage sarsaparilla."
How did Deadwood Dick get his name? Readers can learn this, and a whole lot more, in this picaresque Western from a master of the form (The Thicket, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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RUSTY PUPPY by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Minor blemishes aside, this puppy tells a waggly tale the reader is happy to follow down the roughest paths."
A woman's plea to find her son's murderer sets the stage for the latest Hap and Leonard mystery. Read full book review >

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LEATHER MAIDEN by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2008

"An underimagined plot and a hero who's hard to like may leave fans of Edgar-winner Lansdale (Lost Echoes, 2007, etc.) yearning for those charismatic rascals Collins and Pine."
A native has a blood-soaked homecoming. Read full book review >