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meets Cthulhu in this wild and profane Western romp featuring zombies, werewolves, evil spirits, and one pissed-off gun-slinging preacher.
The Wild West has never seen the likes of Reverend Jebediah Mercer, a hard man wielding a burning Bible in the battle between God and the Devil, in an endless struggle he's not sure he cares who wins. Laced with fast-paced action, nonstop humor, and spine-tingling horror, Deadman's Road
is your ride to hell, in which a vengeful shaman curses the town by conjuring a seemingly unstoppable army of the undead; an ill-advised shortcut leads to a bees' nest of terror; a man stands condemned, not for murdering his wife but for raising the Lovecraftian horror that killed her; a woman is attacked by werewolves and left for dead in a ghost town; and a mining camp faces off with a horde of cannibalistic fiends.
Praise For Deadman's Road…
Frequently including wonderfully cadenced stories-within-stories, the tales in Deadman’s Road provide Lansdale with a perfect canvas for his particular kind of humor/horror.”
I love the grizzle, and I dig the misanthropy.”
This is one weird western series you can take to heart”
If you’re easily offended this may not be the book for you. Deadman’s Road is by no means for the faint of heart.”
My Shelf Confessions
Deadman's Road is an absolute joy to read and read againand a must-have addition to every right-minded reader’s bookshelf.”
if you want something amusing, scary, and in-your-face? For that you need Joe R. Lansdale.”
The master of such tales is undoubtedly Joe Lansdale. For over thirty years Lansdale has been writing western horror stories, setting the tone for all such stories that followed.”
It’s the mixture of horror, humor, and action elements that makes this collection a must-read for fans of dark literature.”
Tachyon Publications, 9781616961046, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
About the Author
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Award?winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo, Two Bear Mambo) and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms. More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as Tales From the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for The Twilight Zone and Masters of Horror. Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including Batman and Fantastic Four. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.