High Cotton: Collected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale

by Joe R. Lansdale
High Cotton: Collected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale - Joe R. Lansdale N/A

This collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the "Lansdale" genre – a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. The stories are varied in setting and theme, but they are all pure Lansdale – eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In "The Pit," modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An alternate-history tale called "Trains Not Taken" shows Buffalo Bill as an ambassador and Wild Bill Hickok as a clerk. Lansdale's love of large lizards and humor are evident in the stories "Godzilla's Twelve Step Program" and "Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland."


  • Foreword by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland
  • Booty and the Beast
  • By Bizarre Hands
  • By the Hair of the Head
  • Dog, Cat, and Baby
  • Drive-In Date
  • Godzilla's Twelve-Step Program
  • Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
  • Letter from the South, Two Moons West of Nacogdoches
  • Mister Weed-Eater
  • My Dead Dog, Bobby
  • Night They Missed the Horror Show
  • Not from Detroit
  • Steppin' Out, Summer, '68
  • The Fat Man and the Elephant
  • The Job
  • The Phone Woman
  • The Pit
  • The Steel Valentine
  • Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back
  • Trains Not Taken

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Release date 2000
Details updated August 23, 2022
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