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High Cotton

Selected Stories
Lansdale, Joe R. (Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
High Cotton
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This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the #147;Lansdale" genre#151;a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. Though varied in setting and theme, all the stories are pure Lansdale#151;eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In #147;The Pit," modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An alternate-history tale called #147;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 #147;Godzilla's Twelve Step Program" and #147;Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland."
Authors: Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Title: High cotton
selected stories
Publisher: Urbana, IL : Golden Gryphon Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 267 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: of Joe R. Lansdale
Contents: The pit
Not from Detroit
Booty and the beast
Steppin' out, summer, '68
Incident on and off a mountain road
My dead dog, Bobby
Trains not taken
Tight little stitches in a dead man's back
Dog, cat, and baby
Mister weed-eater
By bizarre hands
The fat man and the elephant
The phone woman
Letter from the South, two moons west of Nacogdoches
By the hair of the head
The job
Godzilla's twelve step program
Drive-in date
Bob the dinosaur goes to Disneyland
The steel Valentine
Night they missed the horror show
ISBN: 0965590127
Branch Call Number: FICTION LANSDALE
LCCN: 00028806
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Humor, horror, and mastery of the short story.


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