The Shadows, Kith and Kin

Joe R. Lansdale Mark A. Nelson


The Shadows, Kith and Kin

The Shadows, Kith and Kin

  • Title: The Shadows, Kith and Kin
  • Author: Joe R. Lansdale Mark A. Nelson
  • ISBN: 9781596060814
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover



The endlessly inventive mind of Joe R Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you.His new offering covers a lot of territory, producing what may be his best short story collection yet.One tale concerns an East Texas mule race in the early 1900s that proves to be an unexpected turning point and learning experience for the main charaThe endlessly inventive mind of Joe R Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you.His new offering covers a lot of territory, producing what may be his best short story collection yet.One tale concerns an East Texas mule race in the early 1900s that proves to be an unexpected turning point and learning experience for the main character, a lifelong loser It also chronicles the unusual circumstances of the race, which include a friendship between a rare white mule that can run like the wind, and his friend, a loyal, spotted pig.Another tale drops us into the disturbed mind of a mass murderer and his friendship with the shadows.Two others stories reintroduce us to the supernatural adventures of Reverend Rains, the flawed hero from Lansdale s cult favorite novel, Dead in the West Here ghouls prowl and werewolves howl.There s a poetic collaboration with Melissa Mia Hall about the nature of loneliness and loss that echoes back to science fiction stories of an earlier time, as well as a famous, award winning novella reprinted here for the first time in several years about a clutch of unusual crime solvers.Read about a world where the dead almost rule, and venture into an alternate universe that is the background for perhaps the strangest tale of all, an adventure concerning an earnest and horny steam shovel named Bill, and his challenge to do the right thing at all costs.It s the usual wild and crowd pleasing display of what has become a subgenre of modern literature as only Joe R Lansdale can present it Tales Lansdalien.Welcome to his world.


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I've never regretted reading a short story by Joe R. Lansdale. Every collection I've read by him so far has been thoroughly satisfying. For folks who like his Rev. Jebediah Raines (or Mercer) stories, there are two of them in this collection, one written specifically for this book. And for those who don't know who the Reverend is, he's kind of like a wild west Solomon Kane. Although I always greatly enjoy reading about the Reverend's adventures, the stories I liked the most here are:"White Mule, [...]

This is a very solid collection of Joe R. Lansdale short stories. For many years it was only available as a limited edition hardcover from Subterranean Press, so I am glad it is now available as both an Audible audiobook and a Kindle ebook. The book itself deserves five stars, as every story is enjoyable in its own way, and as a whole they showcase the variety of Lansdale's talents."Deadman's Road" and "The Gentlemen Hotel" continue the weird western adventures of Rev. Jebediah Mercer, an eterna [...]

Joe Lansdale's storytelling gets more addictive every time I sit down with him. There wasn't a single flop in this collection. I'd try to give a sense of what reading this book is like, but that's the thing with Lansdale: each story is wildly different, and they're all over the place tonewise, though these shifts are never random or without purpose. The one constant here is the author's inimitable voice, and while his colloquial style and use of metaphor and simile("He considered his knack for c [...]

My first foray into Mr. Lansdale's works and I left quite pleased. Solid writing, good stories and I'll definitely look forward to reading more in the future. His stories in this collection range from dark but not overly gorey to a little bit wild west with some supernatural elements (mostly in the Rev. Jebediah Raines stories) to just good, solid fiction about human nature. Lansdale strikes me as a little bit of everything when it comes to genre. I liked the book a lot, especially Bill, the Lit [...]

"But I am the future stealing machine."From the first story, until the last, this book is just plain great! Great characters, plots, and writing! And a bit of sex too - animal, canine, and steam shovel! I love the character of Reverend Jebidiah Rains! A preacher who hates God, a gunfighter preacher, he's in two tales of this collection! Quite the treat! I have to hunt down his other stories! And I will keep reading anything and everything by Mr. Joe R. Lansdale!

Own it. Haven't read it.

good short stories


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