Posts Tagged ‘ Joe R. Lansdale ’

Review: Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

February 27, 2017
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This Hap and Leonard novel opens thusly: “I don’t think we ask for trouble, me and Leonard. It just finds us. It often starts casually, and then something comes loose and starts to rattle, like an unscrewed bolt on a carnival ride. No big thing at first, just a loose, rattling bolt, then the...

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The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale – review

October 21, 2013
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The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale – review

Joe R. Lansdale’s The Thicket is like a Larry McMurtry western that’s been soaking in the saloon spittoon.  It’s got plenty of tough and funny characters, nasty violence, vulgar-ass dialogue, and a prose style that feels like your great uncle is eight beers in and running down the greatest hits of his anecdotes for...

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Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale – review

June 6, 2012
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Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale – review

Edge of Dark Water is a fairy tale, a grim but hopeful coming of age story about a band of misfits on the run from pure evil on a raft headed down the Sabine River in East Texas during the Great Depression.  Thankfully, because it’s a Joe R. Lansdale novel, Edge of Dark Water...

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Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale – review

July 29, 2011
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Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale – review

The Hap & Leonard series from Joe R. Lansdale consistently hit homes book after book for numerous reasons.  There’s Lansdale no-bullshit prose, the evocative East Texas setting,  the abundance of dirty jokes and funny dialogue, the kick-ass action sequences, and storytelling that’s loose when you want it to be but tight when it counts....

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Joe R. Lansdale – Interview

May 14, 2010
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Joe R. Lansdale – Interview

Just about every writer I know has a story of how they discovered the novels of Joe R. Lansdale. Mine’s probably similar to most. My family lived in a small, isolated Southern California town 30 miles east of a small Air Force base spawned city called Victorville. My home town wasn’t all that much...

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