Monday, March 7, 2016

recent reads; Lansdale binge

Coinciding with the premiere episode of HAP AND LEONARD, two Hap & Leonard ebooks were on sale last week. The first novel, SAVAGE SEASON and the story collection, HAP AND LEONARD RIDE AGAIN.

I bought them both.

I read them both.

I enjoyed the hell outta them. HAP AND LEONARD RIDE AGAIN also contains some great essays on the characters (including an 'interview' of Hap and Leonard by Joe Lansdale,) and about Joe Lansdale's writing.

Yes. I read two books within mere days of purchasing them. Will wonders never cease?

I also watched the premiere episode of the television show. It is a strong adaptation of the book. The characters are spot-on.

You can bet I'll be reading more Hap and Leonard. And Joe has some weird Westerns I want to read, too.


  1. It's been years since I read a Hap and Leonard novel. I need to get back to them.

  2. I've read "The Crawling Sky" and I have the Reverend collection, Deadman's Road. Gotta crack the cover soon!

  3. I've been meaning to read them for a long time and never got around to it. But I thought the show was excellent and am looking forward to more. I'll have to start collecting these.

  4. The first half dozen or so novels are topnotch, then they get a little repetitious and it's pretty near impossible to believe Hap and Leonard could survive as much damage as they suffer.

  5. Love Joe R. Lansdale. A true Texas teller-of-tales. Great voice.

    Jim Cornelius