The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
Overview - Godzilla's in a twelve-step program. A soul-sucking Mummy stalks Elvis and John F. Kennedy. Joe Bob Briggs has a moral dilemma: If your girlfriend turns zombie on you, what do you do? And that's the tame stuff. In this red-hot collection from world-champion Mojo storyteller Joe R. Read more...
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Godzilla's in a twelve-step program. A soul-sucking Mummy stalks Elvis and John F. Kennedy. Joe Bob Briggs has a moral dilemma: If your girlfriend turns zombie on you, what do you do?
And that's the tame stuff.
In this red-hot collection from world-champion Mojo storyteller Joe R. Lansdale, you'll find his best, most outrageous stories. The high priest of Texan weirdness does it all: horror, mystery, satire, suspense, and even Westerns. Prepare to be offended, shocked, and cackling like a crazed redneck.
Featuring five Bram Stoker Award-winning stories, this career retrospective contains some of Lansdale's rarer work, his nonfiction forays into drive-in theaters and B-movies, and the novella Bubba Ho-Tep
, later made into a cult-classic major motion picture.
Come on in--the weirdness is fine.
- ISBN-13: 9781892391940
- ISBN-10: 1892391945
- Publisher: Tachyon Publications
- Publish Date: February 2010
- Page Count: 369
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
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Always entertaining, champion storyteller Lansdale (Vanilla Ride) shares his best weird yarns in this terrific collection. “Crucified Dreams,” an emotional introduction (“I speak uncensored, unfiltered, and full of madness”), prefaces 16 stories pushing the limits of westerns, mystery, horror, southern gothic, and satire. Five Stoker-winning tales and several stories later translated onto the screen (including campy Elvis tale “Bubba Ho-Tep”) share space with such jewels as the intense “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road,” about a tough woman with a wild secret; succinct “Cowboy,” in which a man meets an African-American boy yearning for more stories about black cowboys; and the hilarious “White Mule, Spotted Pig,” about a frustrated man’s bid for freedom via a wacky mule race. This is a great introduction to the raunchy, cheerfully unclassifiable East Texan bon vivant. (Mar.)