Synopses & Reviews
meets Cthulhu in this wild and profane Western romp featuring zombies, werewolves, evil spirits, and one pissed-off gun-slinging preacher.
The Wild West has never seen the likes of Reverend Jebediah Mercer, a hard man wielding a burning Bible in the battle between God and the Devil, in an endless struggle hes not sure he cares who wins. Laced with fast-paced action, nonstop humor, and spine-tingling horror, Deadmans Road is your ride to hell, in which a vengeful shaman curses the town by conjuring a seemingly unstoppable army of the undead; an ill-advised shortcut leads to a bees nest of terror; a man stands condemned, not for murdering his wife but for raising the Lovecraftian horror that killed her; a woman is attacked by werewolves and left for dead in a ghost town; and a mining camp faces off with a horde of cannibalistic fiends.
"A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace." —New York Times Book Review
"Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America." —Los Angeles Times
"Lansdale is an American original with a storytelling style distinctively his own." —Publisher's Weekly
"Lansdale's been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk. He's none of those, of course; more than any other contemporary writer I can think of, Lansdale is Lansdale, his ownself, sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable." —Austin Chronicle
"Definitely not for the fainthearted or the easily offended." —Bookgasm
"Frequently including wonderfully cadenced stories-within-stories, the tales in Deadmans Road provide Lansdale with a perfect canvas for his particular kind of humor/horror." —Michael R. Collings, Hell Notes
"Marked by Lansdale's irreverent humor and masterful storytelling, this unique collection of stories is one that's not to be missed." —Kirkus
"I love the grizzle, and I dig the misanthropy. (Rating: 9 out of 10)" —Joe Crowe, Revolution SF
Frequently including wonderfully cadenced stories-within-stories, the tales in Deadmans Road
provide Lansdale with a perfect canvas for his particular kind of humor/horror.”
I love the grizzle, and I dig the misanthropy.”
This is one weird western series you can take to heart”
If youre easily offended this may not be the book for you. Deadmans Road is by no means for the faint of heart.”
My Shelf Confessions
Deadman's Road is an absolute joy to read and read againand a must-have addition to every right-minded readers bookshelf.”
if you want something amusing, scary, and in-your-face? For that you need Joe R. Lansdale.”
The master of such tales is undoubtedly Joe Lansdale. For over thirty years Lansdale has been writing western horror stories, setting the tone for all such stories that followed.”
Its the mixture of horror, humor, and action elements that makes this collection a must-read for fans of dark literature.”
Deadwood meets The Walking Dead in this wild and profane Western romp featuring zombies, werewolves, killer bees, and one pissed-off gun-slinging preacher.
The Wild West has never seen the likes of Reverend Jebidiah Mercer, a hard man wielding a burning Bible and a bottle of whiskey in the battle between God and the Devil. Frankly, hes not sure he gives a damn who wins.
As the not-so-good Reverend tangles with a vengeful shaman and his undead army and joins a renegade named Flower to battle a horde of cannibalistic fiends, only this is certain: Mercers blasphemous journey is laced with relentless action, terrifying evil, and nonstop humor.
This supernatural epic of the Old West that never was will leave you heartily cheering for the good guys—if you can just figure out who the good guys are.
About the Author
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Awardwinning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo, Two Bear Mambo) and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms. More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as Tales From the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for The Twilight Zone and Masters of Horror. Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including Batman and Fantastic Four. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.