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High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale

ISBN13: 9781930846173
ISBN: 1930846177
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.95
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
Published Date:
Pages: 267
Average Goodreads rating: 4.15/5 (727 ratings)

This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the “Lansdale” genre—a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. The stories are varied in setting and theme, but they are all pure Lansdale—eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In “The Pit,” modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An alternate-history tale called “Trains Not Taken” shows Buffalo Bill as an ambassador and Wild Bill Hickok as a clerk. Lansdale’s love of large lizards and humor are evident in the stories “Godzilla’s Twelve Step Program” and “Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland.”