When young Harry Collins finds the mutilated body of a black woman bound to a tree with barbed wire, he and his younger sister suspect the legendary Goat Man, who is said to lurk under the swinging bridge crossing Texas's Sabine River. The creature holds the key to a string of brutal murders--and... show more
When young Harry Collins finds the mutilated body of a black woman bound to a tree with barbed wire, he and his younger sister suspect the legendary Goat Man, who is said to lurk under the swinging bridge crossing Texas's Sabine River. The creature holds the key to a string of brutal murders--and a chilling truth. A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year".
Publish date: September 1st 2001
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale is a rousing atmospheric murder mystery with an abundance and it has to said, more than its fair share of tension and thought provoking issue. The Bottoms won the Edgar award in 2000 and is definitely a book that will stay resolutely in your thoughts long after you've fin...
„Die Wälder am Fluss“ ist ein unheimlich intensiver, spannender und gesellschaftskritischer Krimi. Erzählt wird die Geschichte aus der Sicht von Harry, der sich als alter Mann an die Erlebnisse rund um die „Ziegenmann“-Morde in seinem Heimatort im Süden der USA Anfang der 30er Jahre erinnert.Harry u...
Pretty solidly written mystery set in Depression-era East Texas river bottom country with all the troubling racial and social baggage that involves. Surprisingly I figured out whodunit (I'm usually clueless) and the denouement, especially where the character Tom was involved felt rushed, so 3 1/2 st...
Lansdale plops you right in the middle of the East Texas bayou and runs you along with the protagonist as he tells his enthralling story.
This is Lansdale at his best. The Bottoms is a realistic look at rural life in the East Texas during the Great Depression. Narrated by a man at the end of his years about an incident that happened he was 11 years old, the story centers around a string of brutal murders of women. At first it is a bla...