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The Elephant of Surprise Hardcover – 19 Mar 2019

4.1 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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"Hap and Leonard remain two of the most likable characters in crime fiction."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lansdale's narrative voice is as wonderful as ever, as is the banter between the mismatched best friends as they punctuate the violence with drolly mundane observations. . . . It's always a pleasure to spend time with Hap and Leonard, even in the worst of circumstances."--Booklist

"Relentlessly paced"--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Joe R. Lansdale
"Reading Joe R. Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller."--Dean Koontz

"The Elephant of Surprise is the read of the year thus far for adrenaline junkies, action-hero aficionados and, as is always the case with Lansdale's novels, fans of clever and unexpected similes and metaphors."--BookPage

About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than four dozen novels, including Jackrabbit Smile, the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
C. Williamson
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother good 'un from Hap, Leonard, and Lansdale...
20 May 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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Gary L. Carter
4.0 out of 5 starsHap and Leonard - The Odd Couple of Noir
25 March 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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3.0 out of 5 starsPurchased by mistake, but a good read.
20 April 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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R. S. Fernandez
5.0 out of 5 starsLansdale at the top of his game
24 March 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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2.0 out of 5 starsThe Elephant of Surprise - Big Disappointment
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