eBook The Boar download

by Joe R. Lansdale

eBook The Boar download ISBN: 1597800163
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Night Shade Books (August 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 121
ePub: 1265 kb
Fb2: 1754 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

We didn’t own many books.

We didn’t own many books. It used to drive me wild that someone would give their son the middle name Rice. I wondered if he had brothers and sisters with the middle names Oats, Wheat, Corn, and Barley. There was also a book on flower gardening. I had read each of those books-including the one on flower.

This is a list of works by author Joe R. Lansdale. Dates by original publication; some novels or stories were written years prior to actual publication. These are a few novels Lansdale wrote under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan". These novels were co-written with Stephen Mertz, Michael Newton, and Bill Crider. Some people erroneously report that Lansdale is responsible for the entire series, which is definitely not true. Many were adapted to comic books. Texas Monthly Article.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It's the Great Depression in East Texas, and a fifteen year-old boy has to face down a wild boar that threatens his family.

Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories.

Doc Travis turned to Mama after sipping from his cup and said, How’s the little mother?. Mama patted her slightly round stomach and smiled. Fine, she said vis came by so often. The year before she had lost one, and now that she was pregnant again, he came by to check on how she was feeling. So far she’d been doing real well, but Doc Travis had warned us to try and keep her away from stress and overwork, as she now had a natural leaning toward easy miscarriage. But even before the baby, Doc Travis was a regular visitor

He is the author of the Hap & Leonard series.

List verified daily and newest books added immediately. He is the author of the Hap & Leonard series. Lansdale is also a prolific graphic novel writer, has written multiple episodes of animated series like Batman and Superman and is also a screenwriter. In addition to that, films have been made out of his works Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Bubba Ho-Tep, Christmas with the Dead and Cold in July. Aside from writing, Lansdale founded a martial arts system called Shen Chuan: Martial Science and is the member of two martial arts halls of fame.

Creatures Thirty Years of Mhristopher & Lansdale, Joe R. & McCammon, Robert & Mieville, China & Priest, Cherie & Sarrantonio, Al & Schow, David & Langan, John & Tremblay, Paul.

209 Kb. The Drive-In: The Bus Tour. Creatures Thirty Years of Mhristopher & Lansdale, Joe R.

Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites.

Joe Richard Lansdale (born October 28, 1951) is an American writer and martial arts instructor. Lansdale grew up in East Texas, the son of a mechanic

Joe Richard Lansdale (born October 28, 1951) is an American writer and martial arts instructor. Lansdale grew up in East Texas, the son of a mechanic. He has written novels and stories in various genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series. He has written 45 novels and published 30 short story collections along with many chapbooks and comic book adaptations

Act of Love, his first novel, is a collector's item. The God of the Razor. by Joe R. Lansdale · Timothy Truman · Glenn Chadbourne.

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Comments: (7)
I'm a Lansdale fan, but this early very short novel doesn't hold up well compared to later and more mature works. Tone and dialogue are pitch-perfect -- a Lansdale strength, no one does it better -- but the story is slight and soon told. Spend your money instead on his other works, of which the novel THE BOTTOMS is a genuine masterwork -- simply a superb novel, one that never reached the acclaim it deserved, or became the fine movie it would have made. And his many other later novels are also always good reads, gripping and highly entertaining. (The Hap and Leonard novels are an acquired taste, but I liked most of those as well.) Pass on THE BOAR and buy the others instead.
Anything by this author is good and worth reading. He has a way of making you really identify with the characters and feel like you are there.
Two young kids in East Texas during the Depression, each having experienced losses to a huge wild boar, set out to track and kill this "demon" which others have attempted before. Very few dry or dull spots in the book. If you know Lansdale, then this is a must read.
Though short, this is a great book by Landsdale. Recommended for any fan of the author.
Excellent short story. As an EastTexas native I have heard several stories such as this, but this was was well told. The characters were real and the action was fast. I only wished it could have been longer -but only for selfish reasons.
I put off reading this one for a long time because, I figured, how good could a book about a wild hog be?

Here's the answer: it's good. Really good. As good as cornbread right out of the oven but as thrilling and scary as your first kiss when your girl's father is in the next room.

Lansdale is our era's Mark Twain, and this is another worthy entry to his Depression-era stories.
This was a fabulous book! Lansdale is a great writer for many reasons one of which is his ability to write in so many different genres. Lansdale wrote The Boar very early in his career. In the introduction Lansdale discusses the genesis of the story and the journey to get it published. This alone was very interesting.
The story itself is a well-written period piece. It takes place in Texas during the depression. It is the story of a 15 year old boy and an almost mythical wild boar that threatens his family.
This book has gotten short thrift among Lansdale fans because it is labeled a "Young Adult" novel. There is nothing "young" about this story, except it features a teenage protagonist, and JRL tones down the language and violence a bit. But if this had been published in a short story collection, it would fit nicely next to other similarly-themed novellas like "Mad Dog Summer" and "White Mule, Spotted Pig".

A lot of JRL's best work deals with coming-of-age themes. Sometimes these themes are dressed up in a horror novel (The Drive-In 1 & 2), or southern gothic (Steppin' Out, Summer '68), or racially-charged 1930's crime novels (A Thin Dark Line, The Bottoms). The Boar ranks up there. The tone is homespun and folksy, the characters are colorful and slightly bizarre, and the man-vs-beast story is plausible and exciting without jumping the shark.

For years, this has been a hard book to find (at least, for a reasonable price), but now that JRL has made it available as an e-book, I hope it finally finds the audience it deserves.

(And let me just say, I'd love to see some of his other backlog titles--like Texas Night Riders and For a Few Stories More --come out as e-books, too.)