Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks.
'Reading Joe R. Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller' Dean Koontz
Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard...more
For those who don’t know, Hap and Leonard are a couple of lifelong friends who now work for Hap’s new wife Brett in a detective agency. In this installment they are hired by a couple of wh ...more
Hap and Leonard are up to their old tricks, cracking wise and generally pissing off the bad guys until everything errupts in a hornet's nest ...more
This time around our heroes are hired by a man and his mother to find their missing sister/daughter. The relationship between Hap, Leonard and Brett and their new clients isn't a good one, since both the man and his mom are openly prejudiced against any and all who aren't white. Which, of course, doesn't sit well with Leonard. Will the dynamic duo find the missing girl? Will the people who ...more
One of the best Hap and Leonard yarns in years. Our intrepid duo are hired by white supremacists to find a young woman who has gone missing. Technically, she had left home years before, but there has been no trace of her for months. Their investigation takes them to Marvel Creek, Hap's home town and one where is remembered, sometimes fondly. What they find is a town held in thrall by a town boss, one with a social engineering philosophy that do ...more
Jackrabbit Smile has all the fixings ...more
Non c'è più nessuna aspettativa sul piano fisico e tecnico, è solo un modo per ritrovarsi, assaporare l'effetto nostalgico che fanno le gag di un tempo e scoprire che il tempo può essere stato inclemente con i capelli, la pancia e il fiato, ma che -tutto sommato- ci si ...more
Jackrabbit Smile is a roller-coaster of a book, full of colorful, well-crafted characters. It has the same laugh-out-loud humor and the most natural-sounding dialogue a book can have.
Although I had a suspicion in the back of my mind what the resolution would be, Lansdale kept me second- and third-guessing over and over again. He made me feel like he had pulled the rug out from under my feet not once, but twice.
Other than the nasty characters, there was nothing I did not like about J ...more
Lansdale has bee ...more
I used to be a steady reader of Lansdale’s works, but suddenly tired of his style and moved on to other authors. I saw that he had this new Hap and Leonard novel out, and decided to give him another try. Disappointing. He has written the same book that he has written numerous times before. The story involves the team being hired to find the where-abouts of a young girl, but she hardly enters into the tale at all. It is really a collection of sma ...more
Do yourself a favour, read them all in order.
As I was reading "Jackrabbit Smile," I noticed a lot of similarities to "The Two-Bear Mambo"--both the novel and the TV show. The subject of a town overrun by pernicious raci ...more
Unfortunately, Jackrabbit Smile is a mediocre book. It's solid enough, but it's hardly the best in the series, nor is it the best Lansdale has to offer. It lacks the zing of his other books, partly because it's missing the wac ...more
night mode reading ;
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About: Hap and Leonard weren’t all too pleased to accept a job from a white supremacists couple. They came to them as last resort, bringing in a handful of family along, expressed their displeasure of Leonard being black (little did they know, he’s gay too), and their grief over their missing daughter. She disappeared soon after giving birth to a black baby, and they no longer expect to see her alive. They merely want to know ...more
This book also has a pretty dark final chap ...more
Non ho mai amato troppo i supereroi alla Marvel e neppure quelli di nascita precedente: il topos superomistico del personaggio privo di macchia e di paura che sconfigge i cattivi senza sporcarsi l'anima mi affascina il giusto. Però, diamine se abbiamo bisogno di perderci nella serenità data da una storia in cui trionfi il Bene e BruttiSporchi siano sconfitti malamente! Joe R. Lansdale ha creato con Hap e Leonard una coppia di improbabilissimi supereroi d ...more
Hired, despite the unmissable presence of a homicidally disgusted Leonard, by a pair of white supremacists to find a missing young woman, PI boss, and now Hap's wife, Brett dispatch the pair to their old hometown to track her down, inevitable disturbing the usual ant's nests of unpleasant types. Drama unfolds, as you might expect.
Well, that about sums up the plot to this here tale! Another good read and another fine Hap and Leonard novel! The duo get hired by a couple of racists to find Jackie, the gal with the bucktoothed smile. Leads to a whole lotta other characters, and the usual Hap and Leona ...more
I'm always a bit loath to give 3 stars, but that means I liked it - better than average. Certainly a fun read!
This should have been a short story and considering it is 230ish pages it basically is. But worse is the fact that there isn’t much of a story. All of the characters are overblown stereotypes and the author has become overly politically correct to justify the behavior of the worst of them.
At this rate I expect the next book to be Hap and Leonard go grocery shopping.
Lansdale is a great story teller and he knows how to pull readers in and keep them guessing until they end. In this instance even if you've figured out the ending, well, you haven't. It's a really fun read ...more