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The Nightrunners

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In the field of country noir the dark side of rural and small town America Lansdale staked his clai. If you can find a harder hitting violent ride than this one I'd like to see it Disturbing and yet compulsively readable THE NIGHTRUNNERS is a little known gem from a story telling master Champion JoeHisownself

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Cious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violen. Early Lansdale novel that doesn't hold back on the brutality Has of a 1970's vibe to it because of references to Vietnam Rauel Welch along with the sociological themes Worth looking for I first read it than 20 years ago but had forgotten the story Best read on the front porch with an 8 track copy of FUNHOUSE rattling your old stereo speakers Search for the White Moon proportions in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violen. Early Lansdale novel that doesn't hold back on the brutality Has of a 1970's vibe to it because of references to Vietnam Rauel Welch along with the sociological themes Worth looking for I first read it than 20 years ago but had forgotten the story Best read on the front Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality porch with an 8 track copy of FUNHOUSE rattling your old stereo speakers

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M to East Texas with The Nightrunners A '66 Chevy bears down on the countryside with a carful of vi. Originally published in 1987 this is one of Joe R Lansdale’s earlier works and it shows Filled with cheesy dialogue and cardboard cutout characters and scares that fall flat this is a dated and torturous read that is perhaps best left in the past This is a chase novel Taking place over the span of three days main characters Monty and Becky are staying at some friends’ cabin in an attempt at relaxing and getting over a recent rough patch in their marriage Becky was raped and almost murdered by a gang of teenage boys and they are coming after her again The fight is on Luckily this novel is short and pretty compulsively readable — it isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination but it’s also not challenging and easy enough to finish As I loved Lansdale’s story collection By Bizarre Hands which features a chapter from this book I was unpleasantly surprised to find I didn’t much care for The Nightrunners It didn’t scare me; it only annoyed and disappointed This book is readable and maybe recommendable if you’re looking for something uick and perhaps a bit of cheesy fun But certainly buy it used and do not start reading Lansdale here Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West published in 1987 this is one of Joe R Lansdale’s earlier works and it shows Filled with cheesy dialogue and cardboard cutout characters and scares that fall flat this is a dated and torturous read that is The Lost Heart of Asia perhaps best left in the The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman past This is a chase novel Taking The Tavern on Maple Street place over the span of three days main characters Monty and Becky are staying at some friends’ cabin in an attempt at relaxing and getting over a recent rough The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich patch in their marriage Becky was raped and almost murdered by a gang of teenage boys and they are coming after her again The fight is on Luckily this novel is short and El caso Banchero pretty compulsively readable — it isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination but it’s also not challenging and easy enough to finish As I loved Lansdale’s story collection By Bizarre Hands which features a chapter from this book I was unpleasantly surprised to find I didn’t much care for The Nightrunners It didn’t scare me; it only annoyed and disappointed This book is readable and maybe recommendable if you’re looking for something uick and The Pleasure Trap perhaps a bit of cheesy fun But certainly buy it used and do not start reading Lansdale here


10 thoughts on “The Nightrunners

  1. says:

    If you can find a harder hitting violent ride than this one I'd like to see it Disturbing and yet compulsively readable THE NIGHTRUNNERS is a little known gem from a story telling master Champion JoeHisownself


  2. says:

    This book did not disappointI'm not sure exactly where The Nightrunners lies in Lansdale's chronology but that it is one of his earlier works is a freuently mentioned fact Although somewhat uneven in style and tone especially through the middle section this book is written with such a hunger and raw passion that I can't imagine any fan of Lansdale's horror not loving this oneThe language drips with creativity and even though the end wasn't as wildly inventive as I expected it would be coming from Lansdale it still certainly satisfied Overall a nice mix of vivid imagery violence and the supernaturalA 5 star must read for any true horror fan


  3. says:

    One of the most explicit and brutal books I ever came across It's about a group of evil rapists doing mischief in a small town The content of the book is disgusting you really hope for the evildoers to find a hard and cruel ending Well written fast paced absolute plausible language for the characters depicted Be aware if you see a 66 Chevy at night cruising around Nothing good will come from that You will run through the pages of that book not only by night believe me Recommended


  4. says:

    Originally published in 1987 this is one of Joe R Lansdale’s earlier works and it shows Filled with cheesy dialogue and cardboard cutout characters and scares that fall flat this is a dated and torturous read that is perhaps best left in the past This is a chase novel Taking place over the span of three days main characters Monty and Becky are staying at some friends’ cabin in an attempt at relaxing and getting over a recent rough patch in their marriage Becky was raped and almost murdered by a gang of teenage boys and they are coming after her again The fight is on Luckily this novel is short and pretty compulsively readable — it isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination but it’s also not challenging and easy enough to finish As I loved Lansdale’s story collection By Bizarre Hands which features a chapter from this book I was unpleasantly surprised to find I didn’t much care for The Nightrunners It didn’t scare me; it only annoyed and disappointed This book is readable and maybe recommendable if you’re looking for something uick and perhaps a bit of cheesy fun But certainly buy it used and do not start reading Lansdale here


  5. says:

    What a ride I've been a Lansdale fan for years mostly due to his weird western work This is a not a weird western but I was blown away by it This is almost like a supernatural version of the book and movie Straw Dogs You have this group of teens the leader possessed by an evil entity terrorizing a couple in a remote cabin This is definitely not for the faint of heart as it's uite graphic It's also very powerful It has one of the best climactic endings I've ever read I was literally holding my breath as I was turning the pages Just a very well done novel on many levelsIf you like suspenseful horror and don't mind some graphic material you'll love this one


  6. says:

    This is an earlier Lansdale novel It has a bit of a reputation since it sets the stage for many of Lansdale's later themes and it was probably ahead of its time in its depiction of sex violence and gore The Nightrunners is often cited as a pioneer of the splatter punk sub genreAll this may be true but it is still an early work and it shows Lansdale's style seems to be on unsteady ground and the dialogue does not show the razor wit of his later books Yet this is still a very tense and riveting horror tale It tends to waver on whether it is supernatural or psychological another weakness of the story but Lansdale's pack of villains is one of his best portrayal of psychopathic horror All in all a successful novel that paves the way for some of Lansdale's best in the later years Three and a half stars


  7. says:

    Lurid ugly brutal and badly written Possibly the worst book I've ever read; surely the worst book I've ever finished Why did I finish it? I guess it's similar to what Pauline Kael said about An Officer and a Gentleman It's crap but it's crap on a motorcycle Now I think I'll read Dante


  8. says:

    Joe Lansdale is in fine form with this one It was short but crammed with the author's signature style Certainly one of the better books I've read this year so far


  9. says:

    Early Lansdale novel that doesn't hold back on the brutality Has of a 1970's vibe to it because of references to Vietnam Rauel Welch along with the sociological themes Worth looking for I first read it than 20 years ago but had forgotten the story Best read on the front porch with an 8 track copy of FUNHOUSE rattling your old stereo speakers


  10. says:

    Slick fast and intense Good brainless fun


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