Friday, May 30, 2008

Pimpin' for The Man

Advance Praise for Joe Lansdale's LEATHER MAIDEN, due out AUGUST 5:

Leather Maiden is gripping, ferocious, and very funny. If you have not yet sampled Joe Lansdale’s singular, twisted brand of genius, this is a good place to start.”—George Pelecanos, author of The Turnaround

“If Mark Twain had written for the Grand Guignol he'd have come up with something like this. Like all Lansdale's books, Leather Maiden walks a delicate line between grotesquerie and moral outrage all the while managing to be funnier than anything I've read all year.”—Scott Phillips, author of Cottonwood

“Not since Dexter's The Paperboy has a novel blown me to hell and back. A stunning game of blackmail, murder, manipulation propel Joe into a league that includes one . . . himself. This is the novel of the year, the essence of what mystery aspires to be. It is truly jaw dropping.”—Ken Bruen, author of Priest

My own review is here.

4 comments:

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Bill,

"Leather Maiden" looks good but right now I am really, really enjoying "Of All Sad Words."

It is a lot of fun.

Terrie

Bill Crider said...

Glad to hear it, Terrie!

jjs said...

This Lansdale fellow, I hear he sloshes around in the lowest levels of human behavior and then in a kind of interwoven sort of way makes light of all the grotesqueries or even more heartless, dismisses them as of no consequence. Or even more shamelessly yet, forces you to smile at it all. it's, like, ... i dont know....just wrong. I dont really approve of this sort of thing.

Bill Crider said...

Hey, who does?