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Unchained and Unhinged
     

Unchained and Unhinged

by Joe R. Lansdale
 

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Publishers Weekly
Horror Grand Master Lansdale (Sanctified and Chicken-Fried) serves up a mishmash of essays and short fiction in his usual unapologetically cheerful style. “Just Do It” and “Typewriter Mystique, the Bull of It” offer advice to new writers, while four other essays explore the work of classic fantasy and science fiction authors. The short fiction ranges far and wide, from bleakly obsessive “Coat,” wherein a fashion faux pas leads to murder, to the silly “Jack's Pecker,” about a prodigal penis gamboling across Europe. From the arch and nasty epicurean fantasy of “Dragon Chili: From the Grand Church Cookbook” to the unrelenting darkness of “Surveillance” and “Rainy Weather,” Lansdale's stories are deliberate and ironic, invested with inevitability. A must for Lansdale completists, this short collection is also a nice introduction to this unique author's work. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596062252
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Edition description:
Signed, Limited Edition
Pages:
144

Meet the Author

Joe R. Lansdale (b. 1951) is the author of more than 40 novels and numerous short stories in a range of genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has received the Edgar Award and eight Bram Stoker Awards, and several of his books have been adapted into films. He is best known for his Hap Collins and Leonard Pine mystery series, set in the fictional town of LaBorde in East Texas. He lives with his family in Texas.

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