The Magic Wagon
Registered by ghir
USA on 9/21/2009
This Book is Currently in the Wild!
3 journalers for this copy...
This book was marketed as a Western, but it had elements of supernatural happenings like Lansdale's drive-in books. An orphaned boy falls in with two men (and a wrestling chimpanzee) in a medicine wagon selling an alcohol-based cure-all and sharp-shooting show (and glimpses of a mummified corpse that may or may not be Wild Bill Hickok). Quite a bit of violence and gross-out, not for the prim. If you're looking for a Western-horror novel with social commentary on race (and who isn't?!), this is the ticket.
To TOC, 10/25/09.
Joe Lansdale writing a Western??
On second thought, why not? I'll bet it's not exactly run-of-the-mill, though.
Started to read this and realized that I just can't do bizarrely creepy with a side of impending doom at the moment. Putting it aside for now and looking for something a bit more reassuring; I'll get back to twisted & eerie later on I'm sure.
Pretty much what you'd expect from a Western by Joe Lansdale: not quite like anyone else's. Amusing and full of characters I don't want to meet. :p
Journal Entry 5
Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, November 26, 2010
Released 10 yrs ago (11/26/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA
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This book is off to see the world by way of time-traveler's bizarre fiction bookbox
. Released for RockDg9's The The Challenge
This book was set free to find a new reader; I'm so glad you've found it!
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Journal Entry 6
Peekskill, New York USA on Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wow, never heard of this, but it sounds truly unique. I will definitely be reading this, thanks for putting it in the box!
Journal Entry 7
Peekskill, New York USA on Saturday, March 05, 2011
Journal Entry 8
The Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York USA on Saturday, March 19, 2011
Released 10 yrs ago (3/19/2011 UTC) at The Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Upper level of JC Penney, on top of some men's plaid shirts.