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Joe R. Lansdale

3.93 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Joe R. Lansdale
Edge of Dark Water (2012)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I didn't realise there was a backwoods part of Texas; it's in the East and the only good thing about it seems to be leaving it behind. The poverty and violence is depressing but the three young characters seeking to escape earn our sympathy and our admiration with their resourcef...
The Thicket (2013)
language
English
4.09 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I'm a big Lansdale fan... and this book to me didn't quite match up to some of his other books. Usually, I can't put down whatever I'm reading by him - but in the case of The Thicket, there were a few spots I had to force myself to keep reading. Not a terrible book or anything, b...
Bullets and Fire (2011)
language
English
3.66 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: It's amazing to think of all the different categories of fiction that Lansdale writes and it's even more amazing to realize that he could be considered a master of all of then. His Hap and Leonard books are quite different from his weird western stories (or just plain weird stori...
Acqua buia (2012)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Strong resemblence to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with a female protagonist and a larger group of social outcasts. They travel down the Sabine River (more likely one of its forks) in East Texas to Gladewater, with plans to hop on a bus and travel to Hollywood. Although th...
Dunkle Gewässer (2012)
language
English
3.91 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: well this was certainly a ‘dark’ novel about young white/black girls/boys whose lives are intertwined around the death of a friend with designs of going to Hollywood—dreadful end to that one’s dream. Lots of grueling stories about being chased by ‘bad guys’ with the young one’s ...
The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)
language
English
4.23 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is my first books from Joe R Lansdale and it's a collection of short stories most of which were very interesting, but some of which seemed disgusting for disgusting's sake, as well as being rife with racial slurs which were a little much for me. A few stories stuck out like...
Hyenas (2011)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Joe R. Lansdale's "Hap and Leonard" series is one of the finest in contemporary crime fiction, with equal parts bawdy humor and sudden violence propelling the stories along. Set in east Texas, Hap, a white, straight former hippie and Leonard, a black, gay military veteran make an...
Deadman's Road (2010)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I don't dig westerns, they're just not my thing. I do dig Joe R Lansdale however, and I'm always willing to give his fiction a try. Wow, am I glad I did with this book. This is straight up western horror, which was a sub-genre that I didn't even know existed until I read about Re...
Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal (2010)
language
English
3.28 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Woo hoo! Crazy Lansdale. I like Crazy Lansdale. I think serious Lansdale is a better writer, but I love it when he goes nuts. And this book (a pair of them, actually) is bug nuts crazy - a mash up of westerns, alternate history, classic science fiction (Verne and Welles), dea...
La foresta (2013)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I mean come on, if you don't like this book something is wrong with you. It's a pioneering story of revenge that captures the reality of a time out ancestors roamed America on horses and outlaws etc... A true western with the violence of a Cormac Mcarthy western but the amazingly...
Vanilla Ride (2009)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Hap and Leonard are asked by a friend to rescue his daughter from the clutches of a local drug dealer. In East Texas these things turn violent, very violent, and there's a lot of killing that happens. There's also what makes the book fun, two very smart-assed main characters, who...
The Complete Drive-In (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Definitely trippy, reads like a weird disjointed dream, and almost defiantly displays some of the author's obsessions beyond the point good sense would dictate, BUT it's an undeniably fun read, he has a great knack for dialogue and creating characters who react to weird disaster ...
All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky (2011)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Even though this was a book written for teens, I still enjoyed it, as I do anything and everything from Mr. Lansdale. It's a nice little story about some kids with nowhere to go but forward, and how they get there is truly an adventure. My only minor complaint about the book is...
Sotto un cielo cremisi (2009)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: So Mr. Joe R. Lansdale, people shooting other people in the head is just one big laugh fest to you?** Ah, yes, apparently so. I'm late to this party. I jumped in here at the seventh book in his Hap and Leonard series so I am not going to make a judgment call. Just going to say th...
Drive-in. La trilogia (2012)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is a collection of three short novels, and is a bit of a trip. Inspired by the feeling of schlock cinema, it starts with a somewhat traditional horror scenario, then starts to veer more and more into the bizarre and surreal.While we follow the same narrator through the three...
La notte del drive-in (2000)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: From Joe R. Lansdale hisownself comes a cult classic trilogy: a madcap mash-up of splatterpunk horror, black comedy, absurdist sci-fi, and psychotronic surrealism.In the first installment, The Drive-In: A ‘B’ Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas, a group of moviegoers are ...
Devil Red (2010)
language
English
3.85 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Hap and Leonard unite the great cultural and political American divide, with Hap the white straight bleeding heart liberal and Leonard the black, gay hang-'em-high conservative, bonded together forever by a sense of friendship that encompasses love, duty, honour, justice, brother...
Cielo di sabbia (2011)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: a young adult novel set in Oklahoma/Texas during the dust bowl era of the depression years. Three orphans banded together for an adventure.Jack Catcher's mother died from dust collected in her lungs. His father hung himself in remorse. Jand and Tony Lewis, siblings, whose father ...
Leather Maiden (2008)
language
English
3.78 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is Lansdale at his very best: gritty, barbaric, funny, shocking and compulsive. Lansdale is head and shoulders above his peers and in this novel he has created another dark slice of pure Texas mayhem. The characters are believable and the dialogue crackles along like a bush-...
Diable Rouge (2010)
language
English
3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Non ancora paghi delle ultime avventure e dell'incontro con la leggendaria killer Vanilla Ride, Hap e Leonard decidono di voler continuare la loro attività di investigatori privati, anche se vorrebbero poterla svolgere nella legalità, una volta tanto. Il primo caso che affront...
Gauklersommer (2011)
language
English
3.78 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Viel muss ich mittlerweile wohl nicht mehr zu Mister Lansdale sagen. Seine Bücher haben mich von anfang an angefixt wie es bislang bei kaum einem anderen Schriftsteller der Fall war, im Interview hat er sehr tief blicken lassen und kam unglaublich sympathisch rüber… Grund genug a...
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2011)
language
English
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Blurb, sort of...... In “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road,” Lansdale offers readers a heroine who is far more than what she seems. Pursued by a monstrous madman, Ellen calls upon her survival skills and leads readers toward a mind-blowing twist ending.Another freebie from the ...
Le ali dell'inferno (2009)
language
English
3.26 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This isn't like Hitchcock's The Birds. The Pigeons are just part of the lore. I found this horror novel to be pretty decent vengeful spirit story but felt that I've seen this plot before. This is based on an older story and it's probably been adapted more than a few times alread...
Dead Aim (2000)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Dead Aim is a short Hap and Leonard story with our heroes once again getting involved with something they ought to have left alone. They're working for Marvin at this point and get sent out to protect a woman from her thuggish ex-husband. Of course, nothing is quite what it see...
Prisoner 489 (2014)
language
English
4.24 of 5 Votes: 6
review 1: Joe R Lansdale, need I say more? The long awaited novella is a well written and beautifully illustrated book. Santiago Caruso has created a stunning set of illustrations to accompany Prisoner 489 and you are most definitely going to want a hard copy. Bernard lives on a small i...
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