The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

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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, ...

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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. 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.

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Editorial Reviews

UK Guardian
Let this volume introduce you to his uncensored, unfiltered world. He is a writer deserving of a wide and appreciative audience.
From the Publisher

“Always entertaining, champion storyteller Lansdale shares his best weird yarns in this terrific collection.... This is a great introduction to the raunchy, cheerfully unclassifiable East Texan bon vivant.”
Publishers Weekly

“Let this volume introduce you to his uncensored, unfiltered world. He is a writer deserving of a wide and appreciative audience.”
The Guardian

“Indisputably one of horror’s most revered craftsmen.”
Booklist

Publishers Weekly
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.)
New York Times Book Review
A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front porch raconteur's sense of pace.
People magazine
Like 10 alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty strong stuff ... He has become a cult figure.
Houston Chronicle
Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness ... but amped up to about 100,000 watts.
Entertainment Weekly
A zest for storytelling and a gimlet eye for detail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892391940
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 785,080
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Award–winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo, Two Bear Mambo) and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms. More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as Tales From the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for The Twilight Zone and Masters of Horror. Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including Batman and Fantastic Four. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.
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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    A terrific collection of Joe R. Lansdale¿s dark novellas and sho

    A terrific collection of Joe R. Lansdale’s dark novellas and shorts. It’s difficult to go wrong with Godzilla’s Twelve-Step Program, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Big Blow, and Incident On and Off a Mountain Road. Each is unique in its mind-bending style, so any collection with them has to be five stars. Of course, some of the other tales aren’t quite up to par with these gems, but all are fun in their own pulpy way. If you enjoy Lansdale’s twisted storytelling, this collection is a must-read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Awesome

    Besides a kind of pointless rambling introduction by lansdale himself this is a great collection of his best short stories including probable the three best he ever wrote "bubba ho tep" "incident off and on a mountain road" and "godzilla and the twelve step program".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Great short stories

    Never boring and alwys colorful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Genius.

    It was the movie 'Bubba-Hotep' that had peaked my Landsdale interest. If your looking for entertaining and off the wall stories,this was written for you. Where else can you read about a senior Elvis Presley and JFK battle a mummy at a nursing home? Or movie monster Godzilla trying to complete a 12 step program while fighting urges to destroy cities?

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