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High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale

High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale

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This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the "Lansdale" genre-a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. The stories are varied in setting and theme, but they are all pure Lansdale-eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In "The Pit," modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An

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This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the "Lansdale" genre-a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. The stories are varied in setting and theme, but they are all pure Lansdale-eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In "The Pit," modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An alternate-history tale called "Trains Not Taken" shows Buffalo Bill as an ambassador and Wild Bill Hickok as a clerk. Lansdale's love of large lizards and humor are evident in the stories "Godzilla's Twelve Step Program" and "Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland."

Author Biography: Joe R. Lansdale has received the American Mystery Award, five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, the International Crime Writer's Award, and a New York Times Notable Book Award. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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“A terrifically gifted storyteller.” —Washington Post Book World

“Lansdale is an immense talent. His ability to generate sidesplitting laughter and gut-wrenching terror on the same page is unique in modern fiction. There's something special going on here, and it ought not be missed.” —Booklist

“...shows that the popular Texas author, perhaps best known for his mysteries featuring Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, is equally adept at his own peculiar and often amusing brand of dark short fiction...This is a must for Lansdale fans and collectors.” —Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930846173
Publisher:
Golden Gryphon Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Joe R. Lansdale has received the American Mystery Award, five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, the International Crime Writer’s award, and a New York Times Notable Book award. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
drakevaughn More than 1 year ago
A must read collection for any fan of Lansdale’s short fiction. Hard to go wrong with such gems as “Godzilla’s Twelve Step Program,” “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road,” and “Night They Missed the Horror Show.” Lansdale’s typical mix of dark humor, brutality, and the bizarre combine into the perfect recipe for nail shattering entertainment. Not every tale is stellar, but if one enjoys his raw and haunting style, most of these stories will not disappoint. Plus, Lansdale includes a brief introduction to each one, offering insight into their creation. A terrific collection from one of the true masters of the horror genre.
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