The Nightrunners

The Nightrunners

In the field of country noir--the dark side of rural and small-town America--Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A '66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions...

Title:The Nightrunners
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786702893
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    The Nightrunners Reviews

  • J.K. Grice

    If you can find a harder hitting more violent ride than this one, I'd like to see it. Disturbing and yet compulsively readable, THE NIGHTRUNNERS is a little known gem from a story telling master, Cham...

  • Evans Light

    This book did not disappoint.I'm not sure exactly where The Nightrunners lies in Lansdale's chronology, but that it is one of his earlier works is a frequently-mentioned fact. Although somewhat uneven...

  • Peter

    One of the most explicit and brutal books I ever came across. It's about a group of evil rapists doing mischief in a small town. The content of the book is disgusting, you really hope for the evildoer...

  • Cody | CodysBookshelf

    Originally published in 1987, this is one of Joe R. Lansdale’s earlier works and it shows. Filled with cheesy dialogue and cardboard cutout characters and scares that fall flat, this is a dated and ...

  • Quentin Wallace

    What a ride! I've been a Lansdale fan for years, mostly due to his weird western work. This is a not a weird western, but I was blown away by it. This is almost like a supernatural version of the book...

  • Marvin

    This is an earlier Lansdale novel. It has a bit of a reputation since it sets the stage for many of Lansdale's later themes and it was probably ahead of its time in its depiction of sex, violence and ...

  • Corey

    Lurid, ugly, brutal and badly written. Possibly the worst book I've ever read; surely the worst book I've ever finished. Why did I finish it? I guess it's similar to what Pauline Kael said about "An O...

  • Adam Light

    Joe Lansdale is in fine form with this one. It was short but crammed with the author's signature style. Certainly one of the better books I've read this year so far....

  • Kurt Reichenbaugh

    Early Lansdale novel that doesn't hold back on the brutality. Has more of a 1970's vibe to it because of references to Vietnam, Raquel Welch along with the sociological themes. Worth looking for. I fi...

  • Chris Berko

    Slick, fast and intense. Good brainless fun. ...