The Best of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R. Lansdale

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Title : The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
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ISBN : 1892391945
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 369 pages


Char rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2015

This is one of the best and most diverse story collections I've ever read. Period.   I've heard all kinds of great things about Lansdale's work and I had read a few of his short stories and enjoyed them quite a bit. But then I got caught up in this reading slump that I couldn't shake and I had this...

Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

March 31, 2016

Joe Lansdale seems almost respectable these days. After a decade of writing books like The Bottoms and A Fine Dark Line which got him mainstream accolades and success, it got easy to forget that this is a guy who originally made his name doing exceptionally gory horror stories and novels. I’d got...

Chris rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2014

Brilliant, but not for the easily, or even remotely easily, offended. This man is dangerously good. Great novella length stories: Bubba Ho-Tep, Mad Dog Summer, The Big Blow. Fantastic short stories like Not From Detroit, Fish Night, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road and The Events Concerning a N...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2010

Just this morning finished reading Tachyon's new collection, THE BEST OF JOE R. LANSDALE. Okay, for starters, I'm a big Lansdale fan. Just haven't read too much of his that I haven't enjoyed immensely. As with most "best of" collections there were several stories I had read, notably The classic "On...

Rick rated it ★★★★☆

April 07, 2014

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 the opening ode t...

Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 02, 2018

My experience with Lansdale is a descending arc: I loved The Bottoms, A Fine Dark Line was just OK and this book I couldn’t bring myself to finish. My individual ratings for what I read: Crucified dreams: 3 stars Godzilla’s Twelve-Step Program: 1.5 stars Bubba Ho-Tep: 1 star Mad Dog Summer: 4 stars (...

Jacob rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 11, 2014

Why did I read this book? I read an oddball short story by Lansdale in Steampunk. It was sort of gross, but so different than anything i'd ever read i wanted more of it. The details about this book refer to stories about Godzilla's 12 step program, Elvis fighting a mummy and a guy's girlfriend tur...

Lauri rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

Räigelt hea kogumik übernaljaka übervägivaldse proosa meistrilt. Kui žanri mida nimetatakse splätteriks harrastajad pongestavad endal kasvõi päraka välja, et võimalikult palju soolika ja verepritsimist kirjeldada, kusjuures enamjaolt on see kõik sama naljakas kui keskmine matus, siis Lansdale üle...

Shedrick rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2010

Joe R. Lansdale is becoming one of my all-time favorite writers. I've been listening to his "Hap and Leonard" series of pulpy mysteries on audio and have absolutely loved them. This collection ranges from the harrowing ("Mad Dog Summer") to the downright weird ("Bubba Ho-Tep", "On the Far Side of...

Todd rated it ★★★☆☆

April 04, 2012

Mixed. "Bubba Ho Tep" and "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" are choice, and the man can definitely write, but some of the stories lost me due to the casual overuse of a certain racial epithet and really over the top, crude sexual language. I'm normally not put off by such things (at least whe...

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