Paradise Sky

Author:   Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Edition:   Digital original
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9781444787184


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   18 June 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Meet Nat Love. Born a slave in Texas, he escapes a lynching and finds a mentor who trains him in shooting, riding, reading, writing and gardening. But the enemies of his youth pursue him, and soon he is on the run again... In the course of a tumultuous life, he becomes in turn a Buffalo Soldier, a bouncer, a ratcatcher, a sharpshooter, a dime-novel star, a friend to Wild Bill Hickock and a US Marshall. From Texas to Deadwood and back down south, he both dodges and courts violence, hoping one day to get his revenge. Featuring cowboys, Apaches, buffalo and much, much more, this is a mostly true tale of how the West was won from one of America's most original writers.

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Author:   Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Mulholland Books
Edition:   Digital original
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.562kg
ISBN:  

9781444787184


ISBN 10:   1444787187
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   18 June 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Lansdale's tall tales are reminiscent of other western fiction from Thomas Berger's Little Big Man onwards but his original, blackly comic prose gives them new vigour. The Sunday Times A rip-roaring tale completely in keeping with dime novel traditions and the cinematic hyperbole of Blazing Saddles or Django Unchained Los Angeles Times A full-blooded western, served up unapologetically and masterfully...Lansdale is one of those very rare authors who can have his readers howling with laughter during one sentence while bringing tear to their eyes with the next. BookReporter A sweeping Western epic...Lansdale at his funniest and most energetic, with some of the most engaging writing you'll read this year Houston Chronicle Enough guns, glory and goofiness to keep you entertained LitReactor Throughout Paradise Sky, Lansdale the master storyteller gives lessons in corralling point-of-view, tone, plot, irony, character development and just plain old good writing...may well prove to be Lansdale's best Dallas News Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats. -- John Connolly


A master of noir laced with laugh-out-loud black humour ... horror, bloodshed and laughs Shortlist This latest work reads like a dark version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and feels like a Coen brothers movie. It's the perfect mix of light and dark, with plenty of humor mixed in Houston Chronicle The Bard of East Texas is back ... Memorable characters, a vivid sense of place, and an impressive body count make THE THICKET another Lansdale treasure Booklist Storytelling laced with bravado, good humor, action, and heart ... As captivating as the best of Larry McMurtry and written in a style reminiscent of Mark Twain... This title cannot help but captivate readers. Library Journal A gently legendary quality makes this tall tale just about perfect Kirkus Reviews Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats. THE THICKET presents Joe Lansdale at his finest - which is to say, at the high-water mark of all storytelling. Nuanced, compelling, darkly humorous and remarkably vivid, THE THICKET quickly becomes a one-sitting novel, told in a voice that would have called Huck Finn himself in from the river. Lansdale marries story and style in a way most writers never achieve. Too often overlooked in American literature is that lineage descending from our early humorists such as Bierce, and from Twain: regional, darkly comic, bizarre. That's where Joe Lansdale lives. He's very Texan, very American, very funny - and a stone brilliant writer


Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats. -- John Connolly Speaking with stoicism and a relentless humour, he (Nat) is the perfect narrator for Lansdale's tale of injustice and ultimately hope. * Daily Express * Throughout Paradise Sky, Lansdale the master storyteller gives lessons in corralling point-of-view, tone, plot, irony, character development and just plain old good writing...may well prove to be Lansdale's best * Dallas News * Enough guns, glory and goofiness to keep you entertained * LitReactor * A sweeping Western epic...Lansdale at his funniest and most energetic, with some of the most engaging writing you'll read this year * Houston Chronicle * A full-blooded western, served up unapologetically and masterfully...Lansdale is one of those very rare authors who can have his readers howling with laughter during one sentence while bringing tear to their eyes with the next. * BookReporter * A rip-roaring tale completely in keeping with dime novel traditions and the cinematic hyperbole of Blazing Saddles or Django Unchained * Los Angeles Times * Lansdale's tall tales are reminiscent of other western fiction from Thomas Berger's Little Big Man onwards but his original, blackly comic prose gives them new vigour. * The Sunday Times *


Author Information

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short storiess. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and seven Bram Stoker Awards. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series has been adapted for TV by the Sundance Channel, starring James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visit his website at www.joerlansdale.com, follow him on Twitter @joelansdale or find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoeRLansdale.

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