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Black Hat Jack

by Joe R. Lansdale

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Short, fast, western adventure set around the second Battle of Adobe Wells, which is a thing that happened, when a bunch of Indians got sick and tired of all their buffalo being shot and skinned and decided to kill a bunch of buffalo hunters and skinners holed up in a saloon. Bullets and arrows fly and Lansdale spins his yarn with his usual aplomb. Narrated by Nat Love, an ex-slave turned cowboy who has turned up in a few other Lansdale stories, this is a prequel or a taster of sorts to a forthcoming novel to which I am now very eagerly looking forward. ( )
  Nigel_Quinlan | Oct 21, 2015 |
Novella that was actually written before Paradise Sky, but reads like an outtake from that novel. Since I had just finished Paradise Sky and went immediately into reading Black Hat Jack, it started a little slow for me as Lansdale set up his characters (since I already knew some of them from the novel), but after that it was a great and fast read (125 pages). Recommended to Lansdale fans, fans of Western Fiction, and fans of African American stories. ( )
  bjkelley | Oct 15, 2015 |
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