Re: RARA-AVIS: Recommended Lansdale?

Date: 04 Oct 2001

>>>The only one I wouldn't vote for is "The Bottoms" which, as his editor
explained it to me, was the book she had "wanted him to write to crossover into mainstream fiction where he can find a larger audience." Apparently he crossed the divide but it's too much warmed over Harper Lee and not enough Joe R. Lansdale for me.>>>

Joe's latest Hap & Leonard, CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS, won't be the last in the series, after all. He owes Mysterious Press one more book, and he says it will be about Hap & Leonard. But when he moves to Knopf, the series will most likely be at an end. I guess the "mainstream" audience isn't ready for the full Lansdale treatment.

Bill Crider

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