Saturday, February 21, 2009

Book review

Two Bear Mambo Two Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hap and Leonard are back in what is the darkest book of the series so far. Their friend Florida has gone missing when investigating the mysterious death of a prisoner in Grovetown, a notorious KKK stronghold in East Texas. The two men are asked to check it out and stumble into a horrorshow of racism and violence. The Hap and Leonard series is usually marked by dark humor, and while there is some or that trademark here, it has a tough time competing against the bleak nature of the story and its unflinching portrayal of race hatred and intolerance. Lansdale is a wonderful storyteller and the book is very compelling.
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