Hap and Leonard : Blood and Lemonade
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 133 x 210 x 25mm | 227g
- 14 Mar 2017
- Tachyon Publications
- San Francisco, United States
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--Publishers Weekly "If Frank Dobie is the Lone Star State's Homer, if Larry McMurtry is the Texas equivalent of Henry James, then Joe R. Lansdale has to be the Mark Twain behind the pine curtain. No other writer--in Texas or any other state in the union--can switch between gut-bursting humor and nail-biting suspense with as much heart and grace as Lansdale . . . Blood and Lemonade is a must-have for just about everyone."
--Texas Books in Review "Joe R. Lansdale's Blood and Lemonade is a masterpiece of addictive and stylistic storytelling."
--Risingshadow "Joe Lansdale is our East Texas Hemingway, and here's another example of what makes him great. In Hap & Leonard: Blood and Lemonade, he carves out beauty with plain words and direct sentences. Some of the stories in this mosaic novel are horrifying, others gritty, sad, thrilling, and funny, but all of them are beautiful. I ate it up."
--Daryl Gregory, author of Spoonbenders and We Are All Completely Fine "An amazingly vivid style that feels like Hemingway. Themes that are especially important for our time. With these early adventures of his compelling Hap and Leonard characters, Joe. R. Lansdale hits a new high."
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art "Blood and Lemonade is the best of Lansdale and the best of Hap and Leonard. As urgent as it is timeless. As fun as it is thoughtful. It haunts you while it kicks your ass. Joe never lets you down, just shows you over and over why he's the best."
--Jim Mickle, director of Cold in July "Magnificent storytelling."
--Char's Horror Corner "Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade is something truly special. You are going to love it"
--Horror Drive-In "The dialogue is pitch perfect . . . thoughtful, rather clever, and with enough bullets and banter to satisfy the most demanding reader."
--Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews "When you come right down to it, this may be my favorite Hap and Leonard book ever, and that's saying a lot."
--Chet Williamson, author of Psycho Sanitarium "Everything here is written in Lansdale's inimitable style of down-home East Texas storytelling, and everything is eminently readable and enjoyable. There's humor, there's sadness, there's blood, and there's lemonade. And some cussing, too. Great stuff, irresistible reading."
--Bill Crider, Pop Culture Magazine "Exceptional . . . Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade is a wonderful piece of storytelling, and a worthy addition to a great series."
--October Country "The reason Lansdale can get away with outrageous literary behavior the way he does is because at the center of his every story lie the beating hearts of characters who are as true and honest a reflection of a real person as Lansdale can make them . . . Highly recommended."
--Fantasy & Science Fiction Praise for Hap and Leonard "Seven laid-back adventures, one of them brand new, for "freelance troubleshooter" and good old boy Hap Collins and his gay black Republican partner Leonard Pine. . . . No one currently working the field demonstrates more convincingly and joyously the deep affinity between pulp fiction and the American tall tale."
--Kirkus [STARRED REVIEW] "Last seen in the novel Honky Tonk Samurai, Lansdale's incomparable East Texas crime fighting duo show their chops in this remarkable story collection.
--Publishers Weekly, starred review "As Mr. Lansdale might say, "This was more fun than rolling down a hill with a bunch of armadillos."
--Horror Novel Reviews "East Texas charm, profane wit, and strong characterization, with enough snappy dialogue to keep a smile on your face . . . excellent entertainment, edge-of-your-seat action one minute, gut-busting humor"
--Adventures in Genre Fiction "For those new to either Lansdale or the series, this latest collection is an excellent introduction to the kind of trouble these two often find themselves in; all the while exchanging some of the funniest, lovingly antagonistic, and memorial dialogue of any crime series."
--Bookgasm Praise for Joe R. Lansdale "A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace."
--New York Times Book Review "An American original"
--Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box "A terrifically gifted storyteller."
--Washington Post Book Review "Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America.
--Los Angeles Times "A zest for storytelling and gimlet eye for detail."
--Entertainment Weekly "Lansdale is an immense talent."
--Booklist "Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness...but amped up to about 100,000 watts."
--Houston Chronicle "Lansdale's been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk...sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable."
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