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Joe R. Lansdale

Author of The Bottoms

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About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate show more instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories. Although his favorite genre is fantasy, with suspense a close second, he has also written mysteries, horror, science fiction, and westerns. Some titles include Rumble Tumble, Dead in the West, The Nightrunners, Cold in July, By Bizarre Hands and The Drive-in (a 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn. Made in Texas) . In addition, Lansdale has edited the short-story anthologies Best of the West, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, and Razored Saddles. Lansdale has received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, including one for "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." He has also been awarded the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Joe Lansdale and his second wife, Karen, have two children. They live in Nacagdoches, Tex. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Joe R. Lansdale

The Bottoms (2000) 1,119 copies
Savage Season (1990) 795 copies
Mucho Mojo (1994) 735 copies
Bad Chili (1997) 635 copies
The Two-Bear Mambo (1995) 604 copies
A Fine Dark Line (2003) 587 copies
Rumble Tumble (1998) 472 copies
Sunset and Sawdust (2004) 471 copies
Captains Outrageous (2001) 469 copies
Edge of Dark Water (2012) 388 copies
Cold in July (1989) 357 copies
Freezer Burn (2001) 339 copies
The Thicket (2013) 336 copies
Lost Echoes (2006) 336 copies
Leather Maiden (2008) 322 copies
Vanilla Ride (2009) 317 copies
The Drive-In (1988) 281 copies
The Nightrunners (1987) 268 copies
Devil Red (2010) 264 copies
Act of Love (1981) 223 copies
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Editor; Contributor — 202 copies
Honky Tonk Samurai (2016) 192 copies
Dead in the West (1986) 188 copies
Bubba Ho-Tep [2002 film] (2002) — Writer — 186 copies
Paradise Sky (2015) 178 copies
Bumper Crop (2004) 175 copies
The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010) 158 copies
By Bizarre Hands (1989) 154 copies
Rusty Puppy (2010) 142 copies
The Magic Wagon (1986) 139 copies
Deadman's Road (2010) 131 copies
Writer of the Purple Rage (1994) 129 copies
The Complete Drive-In (2010) 128 copies
Moon Lake (2021) 127 copies
Zeppelins West (2001) 126 copies
Jackrabbit Smile (2018) 124 copies
Bubba Ho-Tep (1994) 102 copies
Flaming Zeppelins (2010) 101 copies
More Better Deals (2020) 97 copies
The Elephant of Surprise (2019) 95 copies
Black Hat Jack (2014) 94 copies
Fender Lizards (1656) 93 copies
The Boar (1998) 92 copies
Bullets and Fire (2011) 90 copies
Razored Saddles (1989) — Editor; Contributor — 87 copies
Waltz of Shadows (1999) 87 copies
Hap and Leonard (2016) 86 copies
The Donut Legion: A Novel (2023) 85 copies
The Big Blow (2000) 81 copies
Bleeding Shadows (2013) 78 copies
Flaming London (2005) 76 copies
Hyenas (2011) 75 copies
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo (1994) — Author — 74 copies
Dead Aim (2013) 61 copies
Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993) 59 copies
Weird Business (1995) — Editor — 54 copies
The Steel Valentine (1998) 52 copies
God of the Razor (2007) 51 copies
The Ape Man's Brother (2012) 47 copies
Prisoner 489 (2014) 46 copies
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Editor; Contributor — 45 copies
Pigeons From Hell (2009) 44 copies
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Editor; Contributor — 40 copies
Blood Dance (2000) 40 copies
The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012) — Contributor — 40 copies
Coco Butternut (2017) 39 copies
Hoodoo Harry (2016) 39 copies
Hot in December (2013) 38 copies
Jane Goes North (2020) 37 copies
Jonah Hex: Shadows West (1999) — Author — 35 copies
Gangland (2000) 35 copies
Hap and Leonard Ride Again (2016) 35 copies
Christmas with the Dead (2011) 34 copies
Retro Pulp Tales (2006) — Editor — 32 copies
Electric Gumbo (1994) 31 copies
Dark at Heart (1992) — Editor; Contributor — 31 copies
Sojan the Swordsman & Under the Warrior Star (1977) — Author — 28 copies
Radiant Apples (2021) 26 copies
Christmas Horror Vol. 1 (2015) — Contributor — 26 copies
Hell's Bounty (2016) 25 copies
Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009) — Editor; Contributor — 25 copies
The Events Concerning (2022) 23 copies
Batman in Terror on the High Skies (1992) — Author — 22 copies
The King and Other Stories (2005) 20 copies
For a Few Stories More (2002) 19 copies
Unchained and Unhinged (2009) 19 copies
Duck-Footed (2003) 16 copies
Lords of the Razor (2006) — Contributor — 14 copies
Private Eye Action As You Like It (1998) — Author — 14 copies
Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train (2011) — Adaptor — 13 copies
Creepy Comics Volume 1 (2011) 13 copies
The Steam Man (2016) — Story — 12 copies
In Waders from Mars (2012) 12 copies
Gothic Wounds 11 copies
Wet Juju (2020) 11 copies
The New Frontier (1989) — Editor — 11 copies
I Tell You It's Love (2014) 10 copies
Shadows West (2012) 10 copies
Texas Night Riders (1983) 10 copies
Cold Cotton (2017) 10 copies
Notizie dalle tenebre (2014) 10 copies
A Bone Dead Sadness (2014) 9 copies
Cosmic Interruptions (1777) 9 copies
Hanoi Deathgrip (1985) — Author — 9 copies
Saigon Slaughter (1987) — Author — 9 copies
The Lone Ranger and Tonto (1995) 9 copies
Shooting Star 9 copies
Mountain Massacre (1985) — Author — 8 copies
The Long Ones (1999) 8 copies
4 Killers (Anthology 4-in-1) (2013) — Contributor — 8 copies
Blood in the Gears (2019) 7 copies
Una Cadillac rosso fuoco (2020) 7 copies
Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm & Such #1 (1995) — Author — 6 copies
Triple Feature (1999) 6 copies
Gangland #4 6 copies
Absolute Vertigo #1 (1995) 6 copies
The Hungry Snow (2021) 6 copies
Jonah Hex: Shadows West #1 (1999) — Author — 6 copies
Jonah Hex: Shadows West #2 (1999) — Author — 5 copies
Best of the West (1986) — Editor — 5 copies
Blood and Shadows Book 2 (1996) 5 copies
Blood and Shadows Book 1 (1996) 5 copies
Jonah Hex: Shadows West #3 (1999) — Author — 5 copies
Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm & Such #5 (1995) — Author — 4 copies
Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm & Such #3 (1995) — Author — 4 copies
Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm & Such #2 (1995) — Author — 4 copies
Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm & Such #4 (1995) — Author — 4 copies
My Dead Dog Bobby (1995) 4 copies
Steampunked (2012) 4 copies
The Folding Man 4 copies
A Pair of Aces (2014) 4 copies
Christmas Monkeys (2015) 4 copies
Bärenblues (2016) 3 copies
Naked Angel 3 copies
The Job 3 copies
L'orrore e altre storie (2013) 3 copies
Son of Batman 3 copies
Man With Two Lives (2018) 3 copies
The Phone Woman 3 copies
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo #5 (1993) — Author — 3 copies
Fish Night 3 copies
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo #2 (1993) — Author — 3 copies
The Savage Kick #5 (2010) — Contributor — 3 copies
Torn Away 3 copies
Subway Jack 2 copies
Non aprite quella morta (2022) 2 copies
Surveillance 2 copies
It Washed Up 2 copies
The Mummy Buyer 2 copies
Mr. Bear 2 copies
Fire Dog 2 copies
It Washed Up 2 copies
Coat 2 copies
The Pit 2 copies
Bent Twig 2 copies
The Tall Grass (2014) 2 copies
Wrestling Jesus 2 copies
Die Kälte im Juli (2015) 2 copies
Blood & Shadows (1996) #1 (1996) 2 copies
Blood & Shadows (1996) #3 (1996) 2 copies
Blood & Shadows (1996) #4 (1996) 2 copies
Dragon Chili 2 copies
Rare Lansdale 2 copies
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo #1 (1993) — Author — 2 copies
Crawling Sky (2013) 2 copies
Mister Weed Eater (1993) 2 copies
Mad Dog Summer 2 copies
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo #3 (1993) — Author — 2 copies
The gentleman's hotel (2022) — Author — 1 copy
Billie Sue 1 copy
Chompers 1 copy
Cowboy 1 copy
Dark Kin 1 copy
The Orbit #1 1 copy
Moon lake 1 copy
Alone 1 copy
Bar Talk 1 copy
Lansdale Joe 1 copy
Deranged By Choice (2011) 1 copy
High Cotton (2022) 1 copy
Walks 1 copy
Screwup 1 copy
Quack 1 copy
The Pasture 1 copy
Old Charlie 1 copy
The Best of Obsessions (2014) 1 copy
Night Drive 1 copy
Creepy Comics #6 (2011) 1 copy
Soldierin' 1 copy
The Dump 1 copy
Bissige Biester (2018) 1 copy
Duck Hunt 1 copy
Hungry Snow (2021) 1 copy
Jane va a nord (2020) 1 copy
The Fat Man 1 copy
Island 1 copy
Listen 1 copy
The Junkyard 1 copy
Creepy Comics #7 (2012) 1 copy

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Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contributor — 505 copies
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contributor — 450 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 399 copies
Book of the Dead (1989) — Contributor — 385 copies
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2010) — Contributor — 376 copies
Lovecraft's Monsters (2014) — Contributor — 354 copies
The Further Adventures of Batman (1989) — Contributor — 349 copies
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Contributor — 304 copies
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995) — Contributor — 277 copies
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Contributor — 248 copies
Borderlands 1 (1990) — Contributor — 237 copies
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (1989) — Contributor — 228 copies
The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (1987) — Contributor — 221 copies
Midnight Graffiti (1992) — Contributor — 220 copies
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contributor — 217 copies
Revelations (1997) — Contributor — 217 copies
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contributor — 207 copies
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993) — Contributor — 204 copies
Old Mars (2015) — Contributor — 199 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume One (2009) — Contributor — 196 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 192 copies
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contributor — 188 copies
Haunted Legends (2010) — Contributor — 186 copies
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contributor — 185 copies
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (1994) — Contributor — 183 copies
Tarzan: The Lost Adventure (1995) — Author, some editions — 182 copies
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson (2009) — Contributor — 182 copies
Old Venus (2015) — Contributor — 173 copies
Dangerous Women 1 (2014) — Contributor — 173 copies
Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror (1976) — Contributor — 168 copies
100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (1994) — Contributor — 165 copies
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Contributor — 159 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 153 copies
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Contributor — 146 copies
Borderlands 2 (1991) — Contributor — 145 copies
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Introduction — 140 copies
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contributor — 139 copies
Dark Masques (2001) — Contributor — 137 copies
Supernatural Noir (2011) — Contributor — 136 copies
Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge (2005) — Contributor — 134 copies
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Outlaws of Mars (1933) — Introduction, some editions — 129 copies
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (2008) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 123 copies
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Contributor — 122 copies
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Contributor — 121 copies
The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015) — Contributor — 119 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three (2011) — Contributor — 116 copies
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (2011) — Contributor — 116 copies
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Contributor — 114 copies
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Contributor — 113 copies
Silver Scream (1969) — Contributor — 111 copies
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream (2018) — Contributor — 110 copies
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contributor — 108 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 107 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contributor — 107 copies
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (2008) — Contributor — 107 copies
Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard (2006) — Introduction, some editions — 105 copies
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contributor — 104 copies
Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (2017) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 2 (2001) — Contributor — 99 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 94 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contributor — 91 copies
Dark Cities (2017) — Contributor — 85 copies
Elak of Atlantis (1985) — Introduction, some editions — 85 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contributor — 81 copies
Warriors of Blood and Dream (1995) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (2011) — Contributor — 80 copies
Hard Looks: Adapted Stories (1996) — Adapter — 78 copies
Halloween (2011) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (2012) — Contributor — 76 copies
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2011) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (2013) — Contributor — 69 copies
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contributor — 68 copies
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Apes of Wrath (2013) — Contributor — 66 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contributor — 66 copies
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contributor — 65 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24 (2013) — Contributor — 65 copies
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contributor, some editions; Contributor — 64 copies
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When a Stranger Comes to Town (2021) — Contributor — 59 copies
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy (2008) — Author — 58 copies
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Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Contributor — 57 copies
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Lone Star Noir (2010) — Contributor — 55 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Contributor — 55 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contributor — 54 copies
Shadows 6 (1983) — Contributor — 54 copies
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories (2009) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Weight of Words (2017) — Contributor — 53 copies
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contributor — 50 copies
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies
Less Than Human (1992) — Introduction, some editions — 50 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contributor — 46 copies
Horror: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006) — Contributor — 45 copies
Atlanta Deathwatch (1974) — Introduction, some editions — 45 copies
Spirit: The New Adventures Archives, Volume 27 (2009) — Contributor — 44 copies
Tales of Jack the Ripper (2013) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Silver Gryphon (2003) — Author — 42 copies
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Dark Voices 4 : the Pan Book of Horror (1992) — Contributor — 19 copies
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Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Contributor — 13 copies
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Contributor — 13 copies
Gutshot (2011) — Contributor — 12 copies
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#918 in our old book database. Rated: Indifferent.
 
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villemezbrown | Jun 8, 2024 |
Jane AND Henry (Henrietta) go north, Jane for her sister’s wedding and Henry for an eye doctor appointment. And boy, oh, boy, do they have some adventures!

It kind of has the feel of a female Hap and Leonard book, and that is a compliment! Never has a trip from Texas to Boston been so bizarre! And I really, really liked the ending. A bit of sweet after all that sour!
 
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Stahl-Ricco | 3 other reviews | Jun 2, 2024 |
Plot seemed slightly familiar to some other Joe R. Lansdale novels, but he is such a great writer and teller of tales that that matters little.
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bjkelley | 25 other reviews | Jun 2, 2024 |
Eleven novels in (and something like the 18th book with Hap and Leonard, if you also count all the collections that include a H&L story), Lansdale doesn't seem to be slowing down on his greatest creation.

The books are still fun, and I do enjoy the novels more than the shorts, to be honest, however, as a few others are saying, this series is beginning to show its age a touch.

All the usual things happen here.
- Someone shows up to hire the boys.
- The case takes a few complicated turns.
- Hap and Leonard crack wise a lot to each other.
- Hap and Leonard crack wise a lot to others, most of whom don't appreciate the humour.
- Hap and Brett get up to their bedroom hijinks.
- Leonard eats vanilla cookies.
- Leonard upsets someone due to his skin colour.
- Leonard upsets someone due to his homosexuality.
- The boys get beaten up a touch.
- The boys beat the crap out of others.
- The boys find a dead body.
- The boys make a few dead bodies of their own.
- Everything works out in the end.

My point is, if you go in expecting this (as I do), then you get some pleasure in ticking off the boxes. However, if you go in looking for the same excitement, danger, and unpredictability of the earlier novels, you will be sorely disappointed. Yes, Lansdale can still offer up some different angles (the mother and son who hire the boys, for instance), but for the most part, this once dangerous series has become rather safe.

Which is a shame.

But also a touch understandable. I know Lansdale plays with their age on a very sliding scale, but there's also a point where, no matter how much he slides that scale, the reader has to wonder how long these two guys can continue their run without facing some serious consequences.
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