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Authors: Joe R. Lansdale

The Complete Drive-In

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“It’s sort of Hunter S. Thompson meets Stephen King. Fear and Loathing at the Drive-in.”—Mystery Scene, Charles de Lint
“Anything with this guy’s name on the cover is most definitely worth your time ... this is one writer who demands greater acclaim.”—Fangoria, Stanley Wiater
“The Drive-in serves as a great introduction for those unfamiliar with Lansdale. It is abounding with the outlandish charm and style that is uniquely his own.”—Sun-Sentinel, Michael Sellard
“Joe R. Lansdale’s Drive-in novels make for a classic American trilogy. If your Americans happen to be George A. Romero, Roger Corman, and Stuart Gordon.”—Rick Klaw
“This is what a Twilight Zone episode directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis might have been like.”—Thrust, Howard Coleman.
“The Drive-in has that rare combination: fear and laughter. It is a quick read that will have readers alternately chuckling and shivering. And as one must expect from Lansdale, it is utterly tasteless.”—Rocky Mountain News, Mark Graham
“It’s a gross, funny, fascinating book.”—The New York Review of Science Fiction, George Alec Effinger
“For the uninitiated there is only one piece of advice that needs to be heeded with regard to The Drive-in [novels]: READ THEM NOW! Brilliant in vision and scope ...”—The Cabinet of Dr. Casey, Tony Gangi
“A horror novel for the Roger Corman crowd, a Troma film for the literate, that was nevertheless nominated for both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards.”—Green Man Review
“This is bold stuff, not for the squeamish, and it rivals the work of Stephen King on The Stand in the scope of its visionary, apocalyptic nature. It’s horror on an epic scale ... with a measured East Texas drawl.”—David Rosiak
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine mysteries
Savage Season
Mucho Mojo
Two-Bear Mambo
Bad Chili
Rumble Tumble
Veil’s Visit
Captains Outrageous
Vanilla Ride
The Drive-In series
The Drive-In: A “B” Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas
The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels
The Drive-In: A Double-Feature
The Drive-In: The Bus Tour
The Ned the Seal trilogy
Zeppelins West
Flaming London
The Sky Done Ripped
Other novels
Act of Love
Texas Night Riders
Dead in the West
Magic Wagon
The Nightrunners
Cold in July
Tarzan: the Lost Adventure
The Boar
Freezer Burn
Waltz of Shadows
Something Lumber This Way Comes
The Big Blow
Blood Dance
The Bottoms
A Fine Dark Line
Sunset and Sawdust
Lost Echoes
Leather Maiden
The Drive-in novels had their own original dedications, including
dedications to the drive-in theaters, now gone, that inspired them.
For this new edition, however, I have a new dedication,
and, ladies and gentlemen, this is it:
This is for my son, Keith Lansdale, of whom I am intensely proud.
by Don Coscarelli
t all started with an afternoon trip to my local horror bookshop in Sherman Oaks, California. It was a cool little place called Dangerous Visions which, unfortunately, is now long gone. I was chatting up the guy behind the counter and casually asked him what was new and cutting edge in horror. He said, “Follow me.” He led me to the back of the store, to the “L” fiction aisle. “Joe Lansdale,” he said, and stuck a paperback in my hand. (I think it was The Nightrunners.) “Good storyteller,” he said, and, as I read over the back cover, he followed up with, “Joe Lansdale always has a high body count.”
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