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Dread Island

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  4 reviews
IDW Publishing is proud to announce CLASSICS MUTILATED, an all-new prose collection of genre mash-up stories by top-tier authors, coming in October. At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW will debut the original novella "Dread Island" by noted horror and crime writer Joe R. Lansdale, as an exclusive preview of the upcoming collection. Lansdale will be featured at special autograph se ...more
Paperback, San Diego Comic Con, 86 pages
Published July 2010 by IDW
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mark monday
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+ a horrific version of

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Dread Island is entertaining, exceedingly original, and - despite its bizarrely disparate parts - surprisingly smooth going down. Joe Lansdale shows off his writing chops in a witty and piquant mash-up that seems like it was a lot of fun to write. it sure was fun to read.
Mar 26, 2012 Laurel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
I love when authors go out on a limb - experiment with a new genre or shake up their style. What made this great was that Lansdale was given free reign to play around with a old classic. He creates great atmosphere, does a beautiful job of mixing humor with creepy horror, and expands upon two of the greatest characters in classic American literature. If you're looking for something unique and fun, give Dread Island a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
John Onoda
I'm a big fan of Joe Lansdale and I love the way he swings for the bleachers in just about everything he writes. He has a powerful imagination and likes to try his hands at pretty much all genres and a lot of mash ups. In Dread Island, he mixes Huck Finn and Jim the Slave with H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulu mythos. He captures a little of Mark Twain's philosophical leanings in his depiction of Huck and Jim; and he captures of little of Lovecraft's over-the-top hysteria in his depiction of cosmic monste ...more
Tony Petry
The book my friend let me borrow had more pages in it and it was called Required Reading Remixed, same cover and everything. I only liked a few of the short stories in 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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