A bounty hunter named Smith comes to the town of Falling Rock to claim a bounty, only to die a stupid and meaningless death. But . . . he gets a second chance at life in the most unexpected of ways when the devil himself recruits Smith for a mission: stop an ambitious demon from welcoming the Old Ones back into the world and taking over. Armed with an otherworldly steed, silver bullets, and a chip on his shoulder, Smith returns to Falling Rock and prepares for a monstrous showdown.
Nobody writes a smug, jackass hero like Joe R. Lansdale, and Smith is a terrific addition to the silver-tongued foul-mouthed pantheon of Lansdale characters. But Hell’s Bounty has more to offer than just banter; it’s an engaging mash-up of Westerns, zombie films, and horror movies, as the background characters from any old horse opera take center stage battling an army of wisecracking, none-too-clever undead and their bat-winged monster of a boss. It’s gross and funny and veers wildly between established tropes and tongue-in-cheek reversals of what you’d expect.
And quite honestly, if that’s not enough to convince you to read it, I don’t know what else to tell you.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Author||Joe R Lansdale, John L Lansdale|
|Page Count||192 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|