Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Devil Red (Hap & Leonard) by Joe Lansdale

In this sequel to Vanilla Ride Hap and Leonard are back. Hap is getting more plagued by his conscience by the day, troubled by his violent ways these days. It doesn't help Leonard takes him along to beat up some gangbangers to get an old lady's money back.
When they are hired by their PI friend Marvin to investigate a cold murder case he will have to come to term with those violent ways, though, as he has to encounter the assassin called Devil Red. And when Vanilla Ride returns there will be hell to pay.
Another great violent but funny and sometimes even moving story you just can't understand why Quentin Tarantino didn't buy the film rights yet. Think about it, Bruce Willis as Hap, Samuel Jackson as Leonard... instant box office hit!
Until that happens though, just buy this one and love every page of it.

1 comment:

Stephen B. said...

No, no -- I picture Bruce Willis in other sorts of films (whereas Hap would warrant an actor that would usually be able to capture the nuances of speaking like a Texas).

Love the Lansdale books, I always have!