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Dread Island

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 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
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
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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.
Laurel
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Thomas
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, 2017
Dread Island is a story Joe Lansdale wrote for an anthology called Classics Mutilated. In it, the authors take classic stories and mash them together with other genres to see what comes out at the other end. In Dread Island, Lansdale mashes up Huck Finn, Uncle Remus, and the Cthulhu Mythos (along with a dash of Peter Pan) to create what can only be described as some super-mojo storytelling, as one would expect from Lansdale.

Lansdale captures the voice of Mark Twain well, which is no surprise sin
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Geoff
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story by Lansdale is a mash-up. The central character is Huckleberry Finn and it uses Lovecraft and Uncle Remus influences to create the tale. As mentioned Huck is the central character and along with his friend Jim he is asked to hunt down his buddy Tom Sawyer from Dread Island. Now Dread Island is an island that mysteriously appears in the middle of the Mississippi River on the first day of the Full Moon for each month. Tom has gone off and is missing so Huck and Jim track him down.

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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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Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-e ...more
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