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All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky by Joe R.…

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

by Joe R. Lansdale

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YA from Lansdale, a hugely readable Depression era adventure that sees three Oklahoma orphans steal a dead man's car and set out to find somewhere, anywhere better. The discipline imposed by the YA tag makes Lansdale's prose and storytelling gifts shine, but adult readers will miss the profanity and violence, and their absence here serves to remind that in a Lansdale book, they might be crude and nasty but they are never gratuitous. ( )
  Nigel_Quinlan | Oct 21, 2015 |
I didn't really see much, if any, difference in this Young Adult novel from any other Lansdale book. What I did see is one great story written by one great writer. Highly Recommended to young and old alike. ( )
1 vote bjkelley | Dec 13, 2012 |
Short novel about 3 young people escaping the dust storms of Oklahoma during the Depression. On their odyssey they encounter bank robbers, a kidnapper, a circus fighter and a charitable gangster-Pretty Boy Floyd. ( )
1 vote coachsully | Jul 12, 2012 |
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Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three kids are hitching the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival wrestler turned bank robber of the danger he faces and, in the process, find a new home for themselves. This road trip adventure from the legendary Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling and colorful ride through Depression-era America.

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When the devastation wrought by endless dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma makes orphans of Jack, his schoolmate Jane, and her brother Tony, they take the truck of a dead man and set out to find a new start.

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