Re: RARA-AVIS: Couplea questions

Bob Toomey (
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 00:39:08 -0400

> > Has anyone heard of and or read Joe R Lansdale
> Joe Lansdale is absolutely one of the finest writers working today. His
> voice, his style, is singularly original and his stories always enthralling.
> Whether you're interested in introducing yourself to him through his short
> stories (BY BIZARRE HANDS, etc.) or through his novels, you're sure to come
> away satisfied.
> Lansdale has a new novel out now, FREEZER BURN, that I would highly
> recommend as a good place to start.

I second the above, but particularly recommend Lansdale's wonderful novel THE MAGIC WAGON -- if you can find a copy. It's a loopy western written in a terse, funny vernacular that puts better known books like TRUE GRIT to shame.

Bob Toomey

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