☃ Hyenas (Hap and Leonard, #9) Author Joe R. Lansdale – Writerscompany.co.uk

Hyenas (Hap and Leonard, #9) Hap and Leonard are back in the hardcover novella from small publisher Subterranean Press There s also a Hap Collins short story about a childhood incident.Hap is called down to a bar where Leonard is in trouble He arrives to find a swarm of cops, Leonard sitting on the curb holding a bloody rag to his head, and a man lying nearby whose face had been deconstructed by Leonard s fists.Three guys in the bar had ragged him about being queer and when he stood up, one hit him with a chair They star Hap and Leonard are back in the hardcover novella from small publisher Subterranean Press There s also a Hap Collins short story about a childhood incident.Hap is called down to a bar where Leonard is in trouble He arrives to find a swarm of cops, Leonard sitting on the curb holding a bloody rag to his head, and a man lying nearby whose face had been deconstructed by Leonard s fists. Of course I enjoyed this I love me some Hap and Leonard when they re in kick butt mode.which is always I m also very glad I got this through inter library loan because I m cheap This is my first muscleman Hap and Hyenas Marks The Always Welcome Return Of Joe R Lansdale S Most Indelible Fictional Creations Hap Collins And Leonard Pine Once Again, The Embattled But Resilient Duo Find Themselves Enmeshed In A Web Of Danger, Duplicity, And Escalating Mayhem The Result Is A Tightly Compressed Novella That Is At Once Harrowing, Hilarious, And Utterly Impossible To Put Down.The Story Begins With A Barroom Brawl That Is Both Brutal And Oddly Comic The Ensuing Drama Encompasses Abduction, Betrayal, Robbery, And Murder, Ending With A Lethal Confrontation In An East Texas Pasture Along The Way, Readers Are Treated To Moments Of Raucous, Casually Profane Humor And To Scenes Of Vivid, Crisply Described Violence, All Related In That Unmistakable Lansdale Voice An Essential Addition To An Already Imposing Body Of Work, Hyenas Shows Us Both The Author And His Signature Characters At Their Inimitable Best It Doesn T Get Better Than This.Hyenas Also Includes The Bonus Hap Collins Short Story, The Boy Who Became Invisible. Hap drives over to the Big Frog Club to find the police questioning Leonard after Leonard put the hurt on three guys One of the guys appreciates Leonard s toughness and hires him and Hap to get his younger brother away from a group of suspected bank robbers he s fallen in with Can Hap and Leonard save Donny from the influence of Smoke Stack and the other thugs Hyenas was a worthy addition to the Hap and Leonard canon It has all the hallmarks of a good Hap and Leonard tale humor, cursing, and Hap drives over to the Big Frog Club to find the police questioning Leonard after Leonard put the hurt on three guys One of the guys appreciates Leonard s toughness and hires him and Hap to get his younger brother away from a group of suspected bank robbers he s fallen in with Can Hap and Leonard save Donny from the influence of Smoke Stack and the other thugs Hyenas was a worthy addition to the Hap and Leonard canon It has all the hallmarks of a good Hap and Leonard tale humor, cursing, and furious violence My favorite line was Brett thought it would be cute if we got matching guns with our initials on them, the we being Hap and Leonard Funny stuff The action was hard and fast when it arrived and the humor was top notch You don t read too may stories the Fun little interlude with Hap and Leonard and Brett but despite the great dialogue and action, the suspense seemed to be missing out in this one Or at least missing its mark. I read this in two sittings separated by a good night s sleep I would have read it in one sitting but my wife told me I would have to chose between her or Hap Leonard With some hesitation, I chose my wife Hyenas is a piece of short fiction 93 pages featuring the East Texas odd couple, Hap Leonard The short fiction form works well for these two It is comfortably tight and to the point with just enough room for the sharp wit and tense action author Joe Lansdale is noted for The I read this in two sittings separated by a good night s sleep I would have read it in one sitting but my wife told me I would have to chose between her or Hap Leonard With some hesitation, I chose my wife Hyenas is a piece of short fiction 93 pages featuring the East Texas odd couple, Hap Leonard The short fiction form works well for these two It is comfortably tight and to the point with just enough room for the sharp wit and tense action author Joe Lansdale is noted for There is a certain pattern that has developed in this series Leonard, or sometimes Hap, gets into a tussle and the tussle turns into a working proposition involvingtussles and eventually a showdown But it is always the rapport and love not that kind of love that makes Hap Leonard so enjoyable I m also happy to see Brett, Hap s girl friend, become entrenched in these tales as the one who wields the common sense and wisdom.Aside from the tale Hyenas , there is also an excellent story called The Boy Who Became Incredible So sleek So minimal So perfectly written. NB I consider Hap Leonard a five star series I love the books, love the characters So the ratings you see here should be filtered within that scale They re all five stars to me, but some are better than others, and my ratings are about that If a part of you is saying but that s not how goodreads works or that s not how statistics work well, you re right Nevertheless, this is the way I m doing it The main story, a Hap and Leonard novella, was a little Vachssian, and di NB I consider Hap Leonard a five star series I love the books, love the characters So the ratings you see here should be filtered within that scale They re all five stars to me, but some are better than others, and my ratings are about that If a part of you is saying but that s not how goodreads works or that s not how statistics work well, you re right Nevertheless, this is the way I m doing it The main st That was short and sweet.Actually, it was very, very short and sweet.Hap and Leonard are up to their usual hijinks when they get hired by a man who thinks his younger brother has gotten mixed up with a crew of armed robbers The guys come up with a plan to show the young man the error of his ways, but as always they get a lotthan they bargained for.This has all the stuff I could ask for in a Hap Leonard novel It s funny, profane, action packed and generally great Lansdale once agai That was short and sweet.Actually, it was very, very short and sweet.Hap and Leonard are up to their usual hijinks when they get hired by a man who thinks his younger brother has gotten mixed up with a crew of armed robbers The guys come up with a plan to show the young man the error of his ways, but as always they get a lotthan they bargained for.This has all the stuff I could ask for in a Hap Leonard novel It s funny, profane, action packed and generally great Lansdale once again walks a fine line in making the violence brutal and scary but still finds the dark humor in it, too The opening of this book finds Hap picking Leonard up from the cops after his enthusiastic self defense during a night club brawl left a hilarious amount of damage behind, and as usual I found myself laughing out loud several times My complaint with this is that it s a novella, not a novel, and it cloc With only 100 pages and with 7 of that being a flashback Hap story at the end of the book I was worried that this book could actually give me a true Hap and Leonard fix or if I d be left with just a tingle and not a climax The book delivered Goodreads informed me this is the 10th Hap and Leonard adventure This is an expensive way to try the Lansdale series as it was published by the small press Subterranean, and the cheapest version is 25 which is pretty steep for 100 pages I would hope tha With only 100 pages and with 7 of that being a flashback Hap story at the end of the book I was worried that this book could actually give me a true Hap and Leonard fix or if I d be left with just a tingle and not a climax The book delivered Goodreads informed me this is the 10th Hap and Leonard adventure This is an expensive way to try the Lansdale series as it was published by the small press Subterranean, and the cheapest version is 25 which is pretty steep for 100 pages I would hope that at some point in time it will be collected with other novellas in a muchaffordable format If you want to try your own dose of Hap and Leonard I would go back to the beginning with Savage Season.I don t want to sum up the plot of this short little gem, but thought it might be useful to those of you that haven t been introduced to the duo from Texas to read an interview conducted by Lansdale with his two favorite fictional characters Joe R Lans


About the Author: Joe R. Lansdale

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 His work has been collected inthan two dozen short story collections, and he has edited or co e 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 His work has been collected inthan two dozen short story collections, and he has edited or co edited over a dozen anthologies He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others His novella Bubba Ho Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis His story Incident On and Off a Mountain Road was adapted to film for Showtime s Masters of Horror, and he adapted his short story Christmas with the Dead to film hisownself The film adaptation of his novel Cold in July was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and the Sundance Channel has adapted his Hap Leonard novels for television He is currently co producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive In, with Greg Nicotero He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats


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