Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

As is said on The Internets, O_o

Yes, Joe R. Lansdale is a good writer. I’ve finally had my first exposure to him. But maybe reading about the 1900 Galveston hurricane wasn’t the best place to start.

Oh dear.

(For the record, it’s a short historical novel called The Big Blow, and it came out in 2000, and it was impressive. And man, does that guy know how to build similes, like the destruction of the Galveston bridge: “The bridge came up on the waves a moment later, like a writhing spinal column. People clung to it. It leaped forward into the water, the end of it lashing the air like a dragon’s tail, then it was gone and the people with it.”)

(And also for the record, I’m going to be reading more of this guy’s stuff. He’s written many other things: fantasy, westerns, horror. He likes variety.)

(And also also for the record, the young woman working at the Fireside Coffee Lodge yesterday saw the book and told me, “Lansdale. Favorite, writer, ever.” So another strong recommendation…)
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