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The Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale
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Jul 14, 2017

liked it

I read a piece by Lansdale where he talked about how some of his fans think this book is "light and funny." I have no idea what book those people were reading, because The Drive-In is DARK AS FUCK.

I read this back when it first came out and it appealed to the splatterpunk edge of my teenage brain, and y'know what? I still enjoyed it now. It's a little thin in places and you'd best not go looking for much motivation from the characters, but it held my attention from page to page and I couldn't put it down (much like the popcorn in the book).

It won't change your life, but it will happily occupy an afternoon, and I don't know why you'd expect a book about evil doings at Texas' biggest drive-in theatre to do more than that. I look forward to digging into the sequel.

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July 14, 2017 – Shelved

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