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Vanilla Ride - Joe R. Lansdale
Vanilla Ride
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"There's no bullshit in a Joe Lansdale book. There's everything a good story needs, and nothing it doesn't. Joe pulls up the truck, says, 'Get in the back, we're going for a ride.'You know it might get a little scary and it might get a little crazy, but you get in, because you know in the end,... show more
"There's no bullshit in a Joe Lansdale book. There's everything a good story needs, and nothing it doesn't. Joe pulls up the truck, says, 'Get in the back, we're going for a ride.'You know it might get a little scary and it might get a little crazy, but you get in, because you know in the end, it's going to be a fun ride."--Christopher Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Dirty Job and FoolIn this Texas-sized thriller, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine—best friends, freelance troublemakers, and tough guys with good intentions—find themselves in the crosshairs of the Dixie Mafia.Hap is an East Texas smart mouth with a weakness for southern women. Leonard is a gay, black veteran pining for a lost love. They’re not the makings of your typical dynamic duo, but never underestimate the power of a shared affinity for stirring up trouble and causing mayhem. When an old friend asks Leonard to rescue his daughter from an abusive, no-good drug dealer, he gladly agrees and, of course, invites Hap along for the fun. Even though the dealer may be lowly, he is on the bottom rung of the Dixie Mafia, and when Hap and Leonard come calling, the Mafia feels a little payback is in order. Cars crash, shotguns blast, and people die, but Hap and Leonard come out on top. Unfortunately for them, now they’re facing not only jail time but also the legendary—and lethal—Vanilla Ride, who is still out to claim the price on their heads. Full of twists and turns, gunfire and gaffes, this hilarious, rip-roaring novel will have readers turning the pages faster than a Texas tornado.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307270979 (0307270971)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Hap and Leonard (#7)
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 Vanilla Ride
One of the running gags in the Hap & Leonard books is that Leonard loves himself some vanilla cookies. Given that piece of trivia, I expected the title of this book to somehow relate to that obsession. I was surprised to see that it wasn't.This time around, Hap and Leonard find themselves going up...
Krycek
Krycek rated it
How did I not discover Lansdale sooner? This was my first, though it won't be my last. Lansdale has the gift to come up with some of the most hilarious things in the tensest moments. "The shot tore at the couch and I felt pellets hit my ass so hard one butt cheek slammed against the other." I someti...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
It's been eight years between the last Hap and Leonard book and this new installment. It was a needed hiatus since Vanilla Ride is the best novel of the series since Bad Chili. Lansdale brings back the East Texas odd couple rejuvenated and full of piss and vinegar. The villains are worthy of the two...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
5.0
It's been close to a decade since Joe Lansdale gave us another Hap and Leonard tale. Was it worth the wait? HELL YES! I gave it five stars, didn't I?Hap and Leonard get talked into doing a favor for their friend Marvin. Marvin's granddaughter has been hanging with drug dealers and Hap and Leonar...
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