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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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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HAP AND LEONARD by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"No one currently working the field demonstrates more convincingly and joyously the deep affinity between pulp fiction and the American tall tale."
Seven laid-back adventures, one of them brand new, for "freelance troubleshooter" and good old boy Hap Collins and his gay black Republican partner Leonard Pine. Read full book review >

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MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A hybrid between a thriller and a comedy of manners that is imaginative and chilling. (Author tour)"
A raunchy tale of perversion and murder with a distinctly East Texan twist. Read full book review >

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CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2001

"Still, the trademark raunchiness is present in full measure, and even those fans who aren't caught up in this adventure will probably find themselves grinning a lot."
Walking an East Texas poultry plant as a security guard isn't the stuff of joie de vivre, and for some time Hap Collins has been experiencing a pervasive and debilitating lassitude. Read full book review >

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THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Like Hap and Leonard's debut (Mucho Mojo, 1994), this wickedly funny tale is as refreshing and flavorsome as a jolt of moonshine. (Film rights to Propaganda Films; author tour)"
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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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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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THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Lansdale, whose claim on East Texas (Freezer Burn, 1999, etc.) remains undisputed, takes dead aim at the stupidity of prejudice and hits the bull's-eye."
Now that he's in his 80s, Harry Crane's memories turn from his rest home in Houston back to his early teens in the '30s in East Texas, where his father, Jacob, was the town barber and constable, his mother was the town beauty, and he and his baby sister Thomasina played in the local woods, the Bottoms, scaring each other silly with tales of the Goat Man who supposedly roamed the area. 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 >

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A FINE DARK LINE by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Funny, scary, heartwarming, heart-pounding, Tom Sawyer-ish, Huck Finn-ish, provocative, evocative, sometimes actually wise: the best ever from talented Lansdale (Captains Outrageous, 2001, etc.)—a genre-crossing tour de force to spark the most jaded appetites."
Long and hot—'twas ever thus—is the summer of 1958 in backwater Dewmont, Texas, but almost nothing that happens to13-year-old Stanley Mitchell during its course is remotely typical. Read full book review >