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Book Review: MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale

  MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale Book 2 in the Hap & Leonard Series   “I like ambition. I like someone who gets up in the morning and has a purpose. A real purpose. I have one. I want whoever I love to have one." "I always look forward to breakfast.”   __ Book 2 starts off right where SAVAGE SEASON leaves off. There are some references to situational stuff from the previous book but for the most part, MUCHO MOJO could totally work as a standalone novel (for those that were asking) A few pages in and  Leonard...

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Book Review: 48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle

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Book Review: 48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle

48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle Published by Crooked Lane Books If Ethan Lockhart was given the chance to do his life over, he would. In a heartbeat. As a young man trying to prove himself to the world, he took a job at a strip club owned by a shady individual known as “Shark”. Getting involved with Shark and his goons lands Ethan in jail for a short time and to reward Ethan for his silence/loyalty-Shark tells him he’ll look after his sister while he’s behind bars. But she goes missing. And then she’s declared dead. Ethan has...

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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

  Title: SAVAGE SEASON Author: Joe R. Lansdale Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard/Penguin My first review of the BIG Hap & Leonard Read Along hosted by me, Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror” in partnership with Tachyon Publications & Mulholland Books. I’ve been literally moving from one Joe Lansdale book to the next unable to quench this thirst for Lansdale’s unique, gritty, and often hilarious (albeit emotional) storytelling style.  It’s my fondness for THE BOTTOMS, PARADISE SKY, MOON LAKE, FREEZER BURN, THE DRIVE-IN, and THE EDGE OF DARK WATER that lead me to Hap & Leonard and a desire to binge the whole...

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Book Review: COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi

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Book Review: COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi

  COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi Publisher: Titan Come With Me by Ronald Malfi is a perfectly paced, page-turning, supernatural thriller that immediately draws the reader into an intimate shared space with the narrator of the story, Aaron Decker. Aaron’s wife, Allison invites her husband to come with her on an errand and he turns her down. Later that day, she is a victim of a mass shooting at a mall. Stricken with grief and the overwhelming loss he has suffered, Aaron finds comfort in immersing himself in memories the couple shared over the course of the marriage. Going...

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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale After reading THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale, I had a sneaking suspicion he was using his stories to break my heart and after just finishing EDGE OF DARK WATER, this suspicion has been confirmed. Joe R. Lansdale is indeed trying to break my heart. He’s coming after my soul. He’s weaseling into my life and stealing retail space on my bookshelf. Proof:   The thing is, I have fully surrendered. I’m allowing it. Game on. Take everything. EDGE OF DARK WATER is the story of some kids growing up as best...

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