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Cold in July - Joe R. Lansdale
Cold in July
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To kill a man, even in self-defence, is no easy thing for a man with a conscience. He has to answer to himself, put the episode behind him, get on with his life. This is very difficult when the dead man's father, a murderous ex-con, is determined to avenge the shooting, no matter what the rights... show more
To kill a man, even in self-defence, is no easy thing for a man with a conscience. He has to answer to himself, put the episode behind him, get on with his life. This is very difficult when the dead man's father, a murderous ex-con, is determined to avenge the shooting, no matter what the rights and wrongs. Richard Dane is a small businessman, a family man with a son of his own. Ben Russell, the ex-con, has a very simple proposition: an eye for an eye, a son for a son. But the truth is anything but simple, and before long Dane and Russell, misled and manipulated, are awkward allies in a living nightmare of paranoia and psychopathic sex, violence and corruption.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753814376 (0753814374)
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.5 COLD IN JULY by Joe R. Lansdale
It's July, but it's anything but cold here in New England. In fact, we're smack in the middle of a nasty heat wave, so it was a great time to park myself by the pool and read. COLD IN JULY was perfect for the occasion. Hearing a noise during the night and grabbing his gun to go investigate, Richa...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 "Cold In July" by Joe R. Lansdale
My second Lansdale, right after reading “Hot In December” (reviewed here). The hard-boiled crime fiction's main characteristics are cynicism, toughness in difficult situations, and a wise-cracking sense of humor, as well as the desire to see justice fulfilled. I got plenty of that with this novel...
Barks at the Ghouls
Barks at the Ghouls rated it
4.0
COLD IN JULY starts out with a bang - literally - when everyman Richard Dane is forced to shoot an intruder intent on robbing and possibly murdering his family. Never having murdered someone, Richard is having a hard time of it. He's replaced the bloodstained couch and painted the wall but he still ...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
4.0
This hard-nosed thriller by Joe R. Lansdale is easy to dismiss as a pulp fiction suspense novel and nothing more. Yet the author is actually writing a haunting character study about fatherhood and all the problems it entail. This is the genius of Lansdale. He writes thrillers that can be read for pu...
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