Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: Vanilla Ride

Vanilla Ride
Vanilla Ride by Joe R. Lansdale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this one. It had more action and laughs than some of the previous Hap & Leonard novels, without going over the top. I burst out laughing several times, and we meet a cast of grotesques who could have novels of their own. To summarize; the duo helps an old friend save his granddaughter from a drug den, and their good intentions spiral into a tornado of death and destruction. Death is too close a comrade in this one, but Mr. Lansdale shows us just how discomforting it is to make him your buddy. A fine adventure from one of our best writers.

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David Cranmer said...

You know you are in the hands of a master when you "burst out laughing" while reading a novel. It happens so little to me that I appreciate those books so much more.

Thomas Pluck said...

So very true. I laugh easy, but most often when reading I'll try to confine my outbursts to a grin or a snicker. I find that difficult when in Mr. Lansdale's clutches.

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