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Blood Dance (The Lost Lansdale Series Vol. 3)

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  79 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Confederate veterans in a Yankee’s world, Melgrhue and Bucklaw haven’t had much post-war success. Family, friends and farms lost in the conflict, they’ve been drifting for the past decade—driving sheep here, punching cattle there. It’s work that pays a man’s bills, mostly, but just mostly. More than panning for gold, it turns out, though that had seemed like a good idea at ...more
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published (first published May 2000)
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Jun 20, 2012 Marvin rated it liked it
There seems to be two kinds of Western (as in the Wild West) novels out there. First there is the modern western exemplified by Annie Proulx and Cormac McCarthy. Only you literature types need apply. Then there are the pulps set in the mythical Wild West. Most of these come close to the idea of speculative fiction as they usually deal with a history that is more in our minds then in reality. Lansdale's Blood Dance comfortably fits this category. He does a good job of mixing his usual crime noir/ ...more
Robin Edman
I'll read just about anything that Mr. Lansdale takes the trouble to write and to publish. The name-dropping cost this book a star, though; I just personally don't like that stuff. Also not a big fan of white-dude-turns-injun stuff either, but at least it was handled in a non-embarrassing manner, and in a way that made it integral to the plot rather than just gratuitous pandering to a way of life that is dead because it got outcompeted. The most interesting thing about this book is that I got al ...more
Jun 24, 2015 Dennis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars. Older Landsdale. Not bad, but not awesome like the stuff he writes now.
Sep 27, 2014 Karl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is copy 404 of 1000.
Feb 10, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rip-roaring Western by Joe Lansdale. Protagonist Jim Melgrhue is someone you'd want to call your friend, along with all the many "characters" he meets on his trail of revenge. Lansdale is one of the best storytellers out there, bar none, and you don't have to enjoy Westerns as such to enjoy this short novel. Likeable protagonist, in-depth character development, lyrical prose, terrific storyline and grand finale.
Jul 13, 2009 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I could read anything by Joe Lansdale it seems. Here Joe writes a typical Western using some fun mix of Legend and History (Both Bull Hickok and Custer show up for a time). I'm not the biggest western kind of fellow, but I enjoyed reading this revenge yarn.
Jun 14, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good Lansdale read. Really enjoyed the main character and all the interactions with the minor and historical personalities. Fun and quick and a little bit dirty.
Jun 15, 2009 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great throwback to paperback Westerns with that typical Lansdale goodness thrown in for good measure...
May 04, 2012 Joel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining but forgettable pulp Western, far from Lansdale's best work.
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Joe R. Lansdale is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and six Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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