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Inhaltsangabe: In 1981, Joe R. Lansdale, then a noted short story writer, published his first novel, a paperback original entitled Act of Love. A ferocious account of the search for a killer known as the Houston Hacker, Lansdale's debut was written years before the Hannibal Lecter phenomenon left its mark on American popular culture, years before the 'serial killer novel' became a distinct--and highly marketable--publishing category. Thirty years after its initial appearance, this pioneering novel continues to exert a raw but undeniable narrative force.
Set in the vividly evoked urban squalor of Houston, Texas, Act of Love moves with great authority between the disordered mind of a compulsive killer and the increasingly desperate perspectives of the policemen who hunt him. In the process, it offers a detailed portrait of a complex murder investigation and anatomizes a city under siege, a city held hostage by a latter day Jack the Ripper.
As long time Lansdale readers will note, Act of Love introduces the soon-to-be-familiar figure of homicide detective Marvin Hanson. More importantly, it introduces, in embryonic form, some characteristic authorial virtues: the deceptively effortless prose, the flawless sense of place, the graphic depiction of inhuman violence, and the casually profane, instantly recognizable Lansdale humor. Unavailable for far too long, Act of Love makes a welcome reappearance in this deluxe anniversary edition, which includes the definitive text of the novel, a new introduction by the author, and a never before published short story featuring Marvin Hanson. The result is a significant--and necessary--act of rediscovery and an irresistible gift for Lansdale aficionados old and new.
Review: Before Clive Barker or splatterpunk, Lansdale wrote this pioneering serial killer novel, set in Houston. "The closest thing to what I wanted to do at that time was the work of Sam Peckinpah," Lansdale says. "I wanted to make violence nasty, I wanted to make it bother you, but I wanted to make the story compelling. The thing that made me write Act of Love was anger. I was angry that so much attention was directed to psychopaths and murderers and very little attention given to their victims."
Buchbeschreibung Zebra. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G089083735XI5N00
Buchbeschreibung Zebra, 1981. Buchzustand: Good. First. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15637115
Buchbeschreibung Zebra. Buchzustand: Good. . Owner's name on front endpage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers W04O-00766
Buchbeschreibung Zebra/Kensington, New York, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket as Issued. First Printing of the author's first book, a paperback original. Book has edge wear and cant to spine with vertical creases on spine. Book store stamp on bottom edge of pages. Inscribed by Lansdale on the title page. Inscribed By the Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002187
Buchbeschreibung Zebra, 1981. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. First. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 089083735X