Waltz of Shadows
Bill, who's 24, hooks up with the Disaster Club, four hedonistic youths obsessed with sex and death who plan to throw a scare into a philandering doctor. While they stake out the doctor, they stumble into a hit on his wife. The hired assassins are Fat Boy and Cobra Man, both major-league psycho killers. The wife is but ...more
WALTZ OF SHADOWS should come with a graphic content warning - the images this book conveys through explicit and clever writing are heinous to say the least; the book of the dead, those unfortunate characters who are immortalized in gruesome detail via Polaroid invoke the darkest aspect to the mad - and that's exactly what a couple of unassuming characters (as least one is unass ...more
Other than that, the l ...more
Now he's got Bill, who's in more trouble than ever before over a little group he's joined called the Disaster Club. He's got someone he knows only as the Fat Man ca ...more
Il fratellastro di Hank, Earl, ha un figlio di nome Bill, che è entrato a far parte del Disaster Club, composto da giovani malviventi con una vera fissazione per il sesso e l'omicidio. Durante una delle loro aggressioni, le cose non vanno secondo i piani, e due del gruppo rimangono uccisi, mentre Bill riesce a fuggire; il giovane decide di rifugiarsi proprio dallo zio Hank, dato che il branco lo incolpa della morte dei compagni e chiede vendetta. Una vendetta che incombe sulla tranquilla vita di...more
I had read some of the reviews of "Waltz of Shadows" and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I shouldn't have worried because Lansdale is THE master storyteller.
He brings his usual mix of good guys, flawed good guys, slimy guys and truly vile human specimens together to waltz to Lansdale's own internal warped 3/4 time music.
I like Hank Small and his f ...more
As ever the characters leap off the page at you, and the dialogue crackles.
Whilst there's always some violence in his books, this is far more graphic and unsettling.
Fans of Hap and Leonard books will recognise the style, but the pallette is much darker here, and the brushstrokes less refined.
It's still a page turner, and he draws you in to this tale of family, red ...more