High Cotton: Collected Stories of Joe R. Lansdaleby Joe R. Lansdale
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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Joe R. Lansdale (born 1951) is an American author and martial-arts expert. He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series.
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Photo: Joe R. Lansdale at the 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. Photo author: Larry D. Moore. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons (used under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License).