www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index www.regdafishthinktank.com
Here in the Day
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The Thicket, Joe R Lansdale.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Fishy Tales
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.






Posted:     Post subject:

Back to top
Late Doors
Brave Punk Soldier

View Comments: Add Comment
Show Comments

Joined: 11 Oct 2008

Posts: 7972



PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: The Thicket, Joe R Lansdale.  Reply with quote

Chanced upon this in the hotel book swap and read it in a day.

Reads like a Tom Sawyer story filmed by the Cohen brothers it says on the cover and that is spot on.

East Texas turn of the 20th century. This part of the west is still wild, very wild and is about to get wilder. A teenager gathers an unlikely posse on the trail of a very very dangerous bounty. Fuelled by various motives they come together    comically but touchingly close in this brutal yet tender tale of righteousness and evil.

Brilliant dark humour leaping out of seriously unfunny situations that had me guffawing out loud in my deck chair. The author has a way of obtusely angled description and turn of phrase that endearingly catch you unaware and is therefore an unexpected treat, the best kind. Terrific characters wonderfully and sensitively exposed by the author as individuals and also as partners, especially Shorty.

Whilst I was reading it I became aware that we might have talked about this before on here. I've checked now and we haven't but the Author sounds like the type you lads who like American Literature might pick on
_________________
I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Frazier Cranium
Tank Mate

View Comments: Add Comment
Show Comments

Joined: 06 Mar 2011

Posts: 2376



PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coen

Thanks for the reviews, LD.
_________________
Shitty
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dock
He's the Keeper of the Fire

View Comments: Add Comment
Show Comments

Joined: 08 Sep 2008

Posts: 16855



PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta for posting LD. Never heard of the book or writer before. Had a look on Amazon and It looks good and some big plaudits for the writer. I've just finished a book so was after something new.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Fishy Tales All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune