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Pages: 227

Language: English

Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (13 Sept. 2011)

By: Joe R. Lansdale(Author)

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Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three kids are hitching the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival wrestler turned bank robber of the danger he faces and, in the process, find a new home for themselves. This road trip adventure from the legendary Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling and colorful ride through Depression-era America.

JOE R. LANSDALE is the author of more than a dozen novels for adults, including eight Hap and Leonard novels, as well as Sunset and Sawdust and Lost Echoes. He has received a British Fantasy Award, an American Mystery Award, an Edgar Award, a Grinzane Cavour Prize, and seven Bram Stoker Awards. All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky is his first novel for young adults. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • By Leza H on 2 October 2016

    Aimed at young adults I believe; this is a beautiful book...I couldn't put it down. I am biased as I'm a fan of Lansdale's writing. He can transport you directly in to the worlds and minds of his characters. For those who have read earlier books such as Mucho Mojo, Bad Chilli and are perhaps watching Hap and Leonard the US TV show based on those books; this is a more thoughtful book,more introspective, quieter. I loved it. More like this please. Also check out Leaf Enger's book Peace Like River. In a similar style to this and an author who bafflingly seems to be unknown amongst most folks...hes a wonderful writer.

  • By Mr. R. T. Lewis on 16 December 2011

    A classic road tale from my favourite pulp author. It claims to be Lansdale's first novel for young adults but to be honest it stands up to the best of his adult work. There's not a word wasted on the page and the story rips along in classic Lansdale style mixing larger than life characters with homespun philosophy and a handful of adventure. Once again he seems to be able to capture that awful moment when a child realises it won't stay a child forever and stumbles into the adult world on its own terms. A true master of his craft.

  • By b roberts on 5 February 2014

    my mind boggles at the skill of this writer. i discovered his work by lucky accident a few years ago and absolutely love everything of his ive read so far. The only exception being what is (to my mind) a very bizarre book (flaming zeppelins, the adventures of ned the seal) which i hated. Perhaps i just didnt 'get' it?This is a poignant tale told with empathy and humour and a good example of what you will find in his 'stories'. To me hes a natural story teller and writes vivid characters who inhabit worlds so cunningly and subtly drawn, that before you can say 'chapter two' you are so hooked and involved that you cant put down that book til the story is done. I have to admit to being a particular fan of the Hap and Leonard series, where the anti-heroes blunder through increasingly surreal adventures. Good guys who could appear bad, they always keep me on-side by staying believable and fallible.Often they reach the end of the book bruised and broken- sometimes both mentally and physically-and invariably out of pocket, but as all good guys must, they always win the day and leave me hungry to hear of their next escapade. Try him, I know you'll like him!

  • By Micky McGuinness on 21 February 2014

    Joe R Lansdale was introduced to me by a friend who ran a second hand book store. I've not looked back since. Cheers Lee!!!Whenever I see one of his books I'll take a punt and buy it.If I'm honest I prefer the Hap and Leonard books but then again who doesn't!!!That said I have yet to be disappointed by any of his books.I saw this one on Amazon and thought "Lansdale book I've not seen before: Buy It Now!!!"When it arrived I was somewhat surprised that in my enthusiasm I'd failed to notice that it was written for young adults!!!Oops. Well no actually it's a damn good book and while the language and brutality are toned down a little for the audience is still packs a punch. It's a damn good read and it's certainly still enjoyable for us adults... all I need to do is persuade my young adult to read it: not that I bought it for her!

  • By mandy whyman on 13 February 2017

    A good read. Not as memorable as some of the other Lansdale writings, but a pacy tale

  • By Mrs. C. E. Etchells on 17 October 2014

    Another brilliant read from a wonderful author, Joe R Lansdale at his best.

  • By Ianw on 14 January 2016

    Another cracking yarn. Great read from one of the best writers around.

  • By Mike V on 1 February 2017

    Great book in good condition

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