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In the field of country noir--the dark side of rural and small-town America--Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A '66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions, in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violence.

Here's what Publishers Weekly just said in its starred review: "Lansdale's The Nightrunners (1987)...set new standards for the depiction of graphic violence and is probably the ...

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Overview

In the field of country noir--the dark side of rural and small-town America--Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A '66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions, in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violence.

Here's what Publishers Weekly just said in its starred review: "Lansdale's The Nightrunners (1987)...set new standards for the depiction of graphic violence and is probably the best novel of its type between Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs ... This upsetting look at the human capacity for evil breaks with crime novel conventions when a supernatural element enters the story in the form of the grotesque deity known as the God of All Things Sharp...The Nightrunners retains its ability to awe and to horrify."

In the field of country noir--the dark side of rural and small-town America--Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A '66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions, in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violence. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Rocky Mountain News - Mark Graham
I didn't let my children read this book until they were seniors in high school. Everyone I know who's read this novel says it is the scariest book he's ever read ... [Lansdale] is tied with Stephen King as the recipient of the most Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association (six).

The Nightrunners, is among the most frightening books ever written.
Sun-Sentinal - Michael Sellard
Rarely in my adult life has a horror novel given me nightmares. The Nightrunners [...] creates a vivid and violent portrayal of urban terror. Lansdale pulls no punches. Though The Nightrunners has supernatural overtones, its power lies in the verity of the story line. It has the disquieting effect of being repulsive and exhilarating as Landsdale examines the human animal that thrives as the underbelly of society. This is one nasty little novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615897554
  • Publisher: Behooven Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 585,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

With more than thirty books to his credit, Joe R. Lansdale is the Champion Mojo Storyteller. He’s been called “an immense talent” by Booklist; “a born storyteller” by Robert Bloch; and The New York Times Book Review declares he has “a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace.”

He’s won umpty-ump awards, including sixteen Bram Stoker Awards, the Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention, a British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, the “Shot in the Dark” International Crime Writer’s Award, the Golden Lion Award, the Booklist Editor’s Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a New York Times Notable Book Award. He’s got the most decorated mantle in all of Nacogdoches!

Lansdale lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen, writer and editor. Find him online at www.JoeRLansdale.com.
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