"[Lansdale has] a folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace."
—The New York Times Book Review

This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the "Lansdale" genre. There are tales about a modern gladiator arena ("The Pit"), about dark crimes where the "good guys" are bad, and the "bad guys" define evil ("Night They Missed the Horror Show," "Drive-In Date," "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road"), about alternate history, with Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok as an ambassador and a clerk ("Trains Not Taken"), about a not-so-good Samaritan ("Mister Weed-Eater"), about large lizards ("Godzilla's Twelve Step Program," "Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland"), about a disastrous night out for a trio of lads (Steppin' Out, Summer, '68") and other errie, horrific, and/or amusing themes. With a dash of Twain, a sprinkle of Poe, and an innate East Texas ability for story telling, Lansdale's creations are riveting, difficult to put down or to forget. And, as a bonus, all the stories have introductions by Lansdale himself. Cover art by J.K. Potter.

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Note — All reviews refer to the original hardcover edition:

  • Read the Publishers Weekly review

  • Read Edward Bryant's review in Locus Magazine

  • Read the January Magazine review

  • Read the Infinity Plus review


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