Sunday, February 28, 2010
The Nightrunners by Joe R. Lansdale (1987): Shot Down & Deadly
Behold the God of the Razor! Adrenalin-charged splatterpunk pulp-horror at its finest, The Nightrunners was the first Joe R. Lansdale novel I ever read, April 1991 according to the notation I made inside the front cover. Brutally violent, a sort of supernatural retelling of Peckinpah's Straw Dogs. Publisher Tor had its horror line graced with gloriously tacky covers like this one. I read mine carefully and it's still in fine condition. Native Texan Lansdale has finally started to win awards and sales lo these many years later.