The Steel Valentine
Publish date: April 2012
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Edition language: English
Taut and tension-filled, The Steel Valentine is only my second ever Lansdale read, but it most certainly will not be the last.Dog lovers may have an issue, but recommended to most everyone else.4 Reasons Not to Cheat on Your Spouse for The Steel Valentine.
When you're having an affair with a madman's wife, make sure you don't get caught...This was a short, brutal tale by Joe R. Lansdale. Getting chained to a maddened Doberman doesn't sound like much fun to me. If you have any fear of getting attacked by dogs, this is not the story for you. However, it...
This story is a gritty crime/revenge and suitably dark and violent. That was about as far as it went for me with none of the humor or deep insight that set Lansdale apart as a writer. This would be a really good story for anyone other than Lansdale.
This was a fun short story! Having an affair can be dangerous, especially when the cuckolded man is very rich, devious and insane. A fast paced revenge tale that takes a nasty turn.
Another currently free short story from Amazon and Gere Donovan Press. This one is in the crime noir revenge sub-genre. It is slightly similar in style to Stephen King's famous story "The Ledge". Not my favorite Lansdale work but still very entertaining. Three and a half stars.Update: No longer free...