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If you're tired of the same ole business. If you want something unique. If you think comic book swimsuit issues are the dumbest thing since Jesse Helms, then here it is, a hot bundle of short stories, a la graphic novel style.

Not only does Weird Business contain tales by Edgar Allen Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the late, great Robert Bloch, Jr, it contains mostly original mate
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Hardcover, 420 pages
Published March 21st 1995 by Mojo Press
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D.M.
Jul 18, 2012 D.M. rated it liked it
Every time I read this book (and in the nearly 20 years since it came out, that's quite a few times), I want it to be better. It never is. It barely pays off the promise of its title, let alone the promise of the collection of creators between its covers. It's a fine gathering of writers and illustrators, with some able adaptations of old stories by a few classic masters, but the weirdness is in short supply. What it ends up as is another grouping of last-minute-stinger tales, with art of varyin ...more
David
Feb 19, 2009 David rated it really liked it
Not everything in here is gold, but a couple of the stories (and artists!) are worth the book price alone. There are at least two amazing pen-and-ink artists featured here.
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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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