Sunday, September 23, 2018

DRIVING TO GERONIMO'S GRAVE: AND OTHER STORIES by Joe R. Lansdale



DRIVING TO GERONIMO'S GRAVE is a rather enjoyable read. No one can write like Joe R. Lansdale. His style is unique and sharp. Joe R. Lansdale's stories are always fresh and crisp, never stale. Each story is placed in a meticulous way, which makes DRIVING TO GERONIMO'S GRAVE even better. 

After reading this collection, I know for a fact that I need to read more Joe R. Lansdale. DRIVING TO GERONIMO'S GRAVE contains diverse stories that will grow on you like a moldy fungus. Joe R. Lansdale's writing style is deliciously addictive. It was hard for me not to devour the entire collection in one sitting. I took my time, letting the stories sink in. One-by-one, the stories burrow under your skin. Look for the afterword where Lansdale lets you know how the story took shape. The afterwords are just as good as the stories themselves. 

Driving to Geronimo's Grave is a depression era tale set in Oklahoma that's filled with humor only Lansdale can deliver. 

In the Mad Mountains is a wonderful hat tip to H.P. Lovecraft. My favorite of the collection. 

Wrestling Jesus is a father-son/student-mentor type story that 

Robo Rapid is a terrifying science fiction tale of a post-apocalyptic future. 

The Projectionist is about a film projector operator. The story is based on an Ed Hopper painting. 

Everything Sparkles in Hell is one helluva western. This one is another favorite. 

If you've never experience Joe R. Lansdale, then DRIVING TO GERONIMO'S GRAVE is a great starting point. I will definitely read his other work. 

Recommend!



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