Re: RARA-AVIS: Lansdale's Freezer Burn

From: William Denton (
Date: 11 Jun 2006

On 11 June 2006, Harry Hunsicker wrote:

> Wasn't there a sexual intrigue going on between the wife of the
> carnival owner and the main character? She was a temptation to him?

That's Gidget, the sweaty blonde who emits an odour that drives the sap protagonist wild. There are detailed descriptions of how short her shorts are, how hairy she is in certain places, etc. She certainly tempts him, and he can't resist. The carnival owner is saintly, and she's sort of a succubus.

You're right about the opening, with the bungled hold-up and the police chase after. It's a riot, in a classic, revolting Lansdale way.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : :

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