151 February 23 2004 at 15:41:39
Fullname: Joe Lansdale
Comments: Erik: No good reason that Brian Hodge has not had greater publishing success. It's a mystery to me. Sometimes there are factors beyond the control of anyone, timing, mistakes by publishers, or even by the author themselves (I'm not refering to Brian, because I don't know that to be the case, but am referring to any author that deserves greater attention). So, I couldn't tell you why, but I'd like to see Brian have wider acceptance.I have started a Hap and Leonard called Blue to the Bone, and a chapter has been posted on a Hap and Leonard website. Is it the next book in the series? Frankly, I don't know. I might write another instead, and Blue to the Bone may be later, or it may,in fact, be a novella and appear in a short story collection. Depends on how it turns out. Jonathan: Thanks for the post on Horrorfind.
152 February 19 2004 at 23:00:35
Fullname: Jonathan Reitan
Comments: I just thought I'd post this in case anyone missed it since I didn't see it here. There is some dude named Joe R. Lansdale who is going to be an author guest of honor at the HorrorFind Weekend convention to be held August 13-15 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Check out www.horrorfindweekend.com for more info. Hotel rooms will be sold out very shortly I hear! I look forward to meeting you, Joe!
153 February 19 2004 at 19:41:15
Comments: Hello Mr Lansdale,
I am a huge fan of your work and propably one of the few people in the Netherlands who reads your novels.I have three questions; Will the next Hap en Leonard novel be called Blue to the Bone? and when will it be released?
I know you like the work of Brian Hodge:Why do you think it is that an author like Brian Hodge has problems getting published?
Best regards or in dutch " de groetjes"
154 February 13 2004 at 17:00:39
Fullname: Joe Lansdale
Comments: As to where Bubba first appeared. THE KING IS DEAD, an anthology of Elvis stories. Next, WRITER OF THE PURPLE RAGE, a short story collection of mine.The Bubba Hotep book, is being re-released in a trade paper, affordable edition this May. That might be your best bet. Joe
155 February 12 2004 at 22:50:25
Fullname: Will Berkovitz
Comments: Hi. I'm sure this question has already been asked, but I'm new to this board and I've been trying to track down the answer to no avail. I saw Bubba Ho-Tep the movie and I loved it. I would like to read the original short story. What book is the story published in? I know they released a copy of it on its own but I really don't have the money to buy that one. I'd like to know the original so I can get it through the library or look in a used book store. Thanks for the help!
156 January 26 2004 at 16:07:22
Fullname: Joe Lansdale
Comments: Bubba Hotep comes to Nacogdoches, Texas, along with Bruce Campbell, Don Coscarelli and my ownself. March sixth at the Carmike theater in Nacogdoches. Film festival, also includes Phantasm 2, and other films to be shown on campus.
157 January 10 2004 at 00:27:46
Fullname: Brett McBean
Comments: Hi Joe. I am a huge fan of your work - your stories are some of the most powerful and damn funniest I've read. Recently finished Freezer Burn and that was simply brilliant.
158 January 09 2004 at 23:25:15
Fullname: Elizabeth Peake
As a new, associate editor for Hellnotes newsletter, I'm in charge of the "Readings and Signings" section.
I would love to announce your news concerning your book signings and readings. The newsletter goes out each
Thursday. All news must be received by each Saturday night for the following Thursday newsletter. You may post your news
on my message board located here at HorrorWorld! Please visit me at http://guestbooks.pathfinder.gr/read/EPeake
to say hi and post your news! I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours in horror,
159 January 09 2004 at 12:45:23
Comments: Hi Joe,
Any chance of a book tour to Atlanta to support your new novel in March?
160 January 07 2004 at 00:30:20
Sunset and Sawdust
Written by Joe R. Lansdale
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Pub Date: March 2004
Also available as a audio cassette, audio CD and a downloadable audiobook.
He has been called “hilarious . . . refreshing . . . a terrifically gifted storyteller with a sharp country-boy wit” (Washington Post Book World), and praised for his “folklorist’s eye for telling detail and [his] front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace” (New York Times Book Review). Now, Joe R. Landsdale gives us a fast-moving, electrifying new novel: a murder mystery set in a steamy backwater of Depression-era East Texas.
It begins with an explosion: Sunset Jones kills her husband with a bullet to the brain. Never mind that he was raping her. Pete Jones was constable of the small sawmill town of Camp Rapture (“Camp Rupture” to the local blacks), where no woman, least of all Pete's, refuses her husband what he wants.
So most everyone is surprised and angry when, thanks to the unexpected understanding of her mother-in-law—three-quarter owner of the mill—Sunset is named the new constable. And they're even more surprised when she dares to take the job seriously: beginning an investigation into the murder of a woman and an unborn baby whose oil-drenched bodies are discovered buried on land belonging to the only black landowner in town. Yet no one is more surprised than Sunset herself when the murders lead her—through a labyrinth of greed, corruption, and unspeakable malice—not only to the shocking conclusion of the case, but to a well of inner strength she never knew she had.
Landsdale brings the thick backwoods and swamps of East Texas vividly to life, and he paints a powerfully evocative picture of a time when Jim Crow and the Klan ruled virtually unopposed, when the oil boom was rolling into and over Texas, when any woman who didn't know her place was considered a threat and a target. In Sunset, he gives us a woman who defies all expectations, wrestling a different place for herself with spirit and spit, cunning and courage. And in Sunset and Sawdust he gives us a wildly energetic novel—galvanizing from first to last.
Joe R. Lansdale has written more than a dozen novels in the suspense, horror, and Western genres. He has also edited several anthologies. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, six Bram Stoker Awards, and the 2001 Edgar Award for best novel from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his family.
...for those of you who love
this writer's work- I found a teaser promotion
on the web to Joe's new upcoming
novel, we should all grab a copy
of this as soon as we can, when
it comes out in March 04', its time to put Joe Lansdale's work on TOP!!
161 January 07 2004 at 00:13:36
Comments: Hey Joe, yeah, I'll second that
"HIGH COTTON" is a beautiful
collection of some of your very
best short stories; but I think
the packaging, (cover) make this
book a keeper, one that will be
collected for years to come, great
job from whomevers(besides your ownself, the writer), is responsible.
162 January 06 2004 at 19:43:18
Fullname: joe lansdale
Comments: Kimberly: Glad you liked the Drive-in books. For short stories, my best collection is HIGH COTTON, from Golden Gryphon press. Available in both hardback and paper, I believe. Most novels should be readily available. I should note here that I sell copies of many of my books at discount prices, and can be contacted through www.joerlansdale.com for book purchases. Joe
163 January 06 2004 at 05:22:18
Comments: Hello Joe. Just wanted to drop a line and say thank you. My New Years Eve read this year was your book The Drive-in I&II and I really enjoyed it. I've read a few of your stories in anthologies and I cant wait to find some more full length ones.
164 December 29 2003 at 15:16:46
Fullname: Sam Smith
I read that you were a big fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs when you were growing up. Can you give me a selected reading list of Burroughs' books. I've read Tarzan of the Apes, and last night I began A Princess of Mars.
165 December 25 2003 at 16:01:50
Fullname: Joe Lansdale
Comments: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. Joe
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