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by Joe R. Lansdale
Release date: 2004
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror, short stories, thriller

Joe R. Lansdale compiles and introduces 26 of his own favorite and most violent dark horror tales in this review of his work. "God of the Razor" introduces the dark god behind serial killers. A martial arts fight to the death between a reluctant champion and a sadistic alpha male is featured in "Master of Misery." Human sacrifice to ensure prosperity and as a coming-of-age ritual, are themes of "On a Dark October" and "Duck Hunt." In "The Fat Man," young boys learn the hard way that some mysteries should not be investigated. Many of the tales are truly weird, such as "Chompers," a story of false teeth with an appetite. All of the stories are individually introduced by Lansdale, who explains the humorous, weird, and sometimes sad genesis for each.


  • Foreword: The Remains of My Days... by Joe R. Lansdale
  • God of the Razor
  • The Dump
  • Fish Night
  • Chompers
  • The Fat Man
  • On a Dark October
  • The Shaggy House
  • The Man Who Dreamed
  • Walks
  • Last of the Hopeful
  • Duck Hunt
  • Down By the Sea Near the Great Big Rock
  • I Tell You It's Love
  • Pilots (with Dan Lowry)
  • In the Cold, Dark Time
  • Bar Talk
  • Listen
  • Personality Problem
  • A Change of Lifestyle (with Karen Lansdale)
  • The Companion (with Keith Lansdale and Kasey Jo Lansdale)
  • Old Charlie
  • Billie Sue
  • Bestsellers Guaranteed
  • Fire Dog
  • Cowboy
  • Master of Misery
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