Once that happens something even weirder happens with Harry. He can see things that happen. If a noise at a place happens that ties it to a violent crime Harry can experience a vision. Past violence comes to life for him. His parents take him to doctors and everyone kinda th ...more
If you have read some of his earlier books and enjoyed them you will most likely enjoy this one too. None of the characters are from his other books (that I know of) but some of them have similar characters, if you know what I mean.
What I’m sayin is, Lansdale’s characters have a certain voice and even when ...more
1) It's not a Hap and Leonard novel.
2) It is still better than most other suspense stories.
It has all the ingredients of Lansdale's best including realistic action, an authentic East Texas atmosphere, and taut but believable dialogue. However he appears to be trying to do too much in one plot. It is one part Sixth Sense, one part Karate Kid and the rest is Lansdale. In other words, two parts of ready-made formula drowns out the uniquene ...more
I thought a lot about the issues as I made my way through this novel. Here's what I came up with:
1 - The characters never ever seem to be in any real danger, even when they are. There's such a happy-go-lucky vibe through the entire book, kind of a yeah, bad shit's gonna happen, but, aw shucks, it's all gonna be a- ...more
I lived in Texas so I am comfortable with Lansdale’s profane, politically incorrect characters because I know there are a lot of people in the Lone Star state who fit that b ...more
Harry è un ragazzo come tutti gli altri. O meglio, quasi come tutti gli altri. A renderlo diverso dai suoi coetanei è un potere che somiglia più a un incubo che a un dono. Infilandosi per gioco in un vecchio locale in disuso, si è visto scorrere davanti agli occhi la scena dell'omicidio di una donna, avvenuto alcuni anni prima. Chi in paese non ha sentito parlare di quella vicenda? Harry, però, la rivive come se si stesse verificando sotto i suoi occhi e gli sembra anche di scorgere il volto del...more
Joe Lansdale has yet to let me down. He’s a recent discovery for me (I previously reviewed The Thicket). And now, after reading Lost Echoes, I’m even more inclined to track down his other titles. It’s refreshing to find someone who can be so prolific and good.
This book blends SciFi and the paranormal with a full-fledged mystery. The characters are rich and believable. In lesser hands, this novel would have been a set up for a formula series that goes on and on long after the story is ...more
The strength is in the characters, as ever with Lansdale. The storyline ticks along, but it is not one of Joe's greatest.
Told as part if a coming of age tale, a boy can see into the past, specifically into when crimes have been committed.
There is an anti-alcohol feature to the book, and it splits the hero up from his best friend midway through. ...more
"Harry è un ragazzo come tutti gli altri. O meglio, quasi come tutti gli altri. A renderlo diverso dai suoi coetanei è un potere che somiglia più a un incubo che a un dono."
In seguito, da adulto, Harold Wilkes si sarebbe ricordato degli eventi della sua infanzia che avevano dato il via a quella storia e avrebbe pensato: se solo avessi tirato avanti a dormire per tutta la ...more
When he was a young child, Harry Wilkes suffered the ravages of a mysterious illness. An ear infection that was like nothing their family doctor had ever seen or heard about. Since that time Harry has suffered horrific visions whenever he hears certain sounds in particular locations.
At first it is suspected that Harry is suffering from an onset of schizophrenia. But, over time, Harry begins to understand that his episodes only occur in ...more
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A boy develops the ability to sense echoes of past events while becoming sick and nearly dying as a child. As he gets older, he fears the ability that seems to hit him out of nowhere at any given time. He finds safe routes to walk to and from his home and covers his walls in cardboard to keep sounds muffled.
He begins to lose his fear when he b ...more
This book was not unreadable, but it lacks the smooth, easy feel of Lansdale's Hap and Leonard books. It also lacks their humor. There's a lot that is supposed to be funny in this book, but most of it is n ...more