The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

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, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 369 pages
  • 153 x 227 x 27.94mm | 412g
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • 1892391945
  • 9781892391940
  • 248,827

Review quote

"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."
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About Joe R Lansdale

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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