Honky Tonk Samurai

Honky Tonk Samurai

Book - 2016
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Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads. The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges. One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316329408
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LAN
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm


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Jun 12, 2019

This moves like molasses uphill in the wintertime. I think I'll drive out to East Texas tonight and shut these two up so we ain't gotta listen to 'em jabber like two old ladies anymore. Seems like the humane thing to do.

Aug 30, 2017

I'm one of the one's that struggle with the boys, Hap & Leonard. Really funny but to crase for me.

May 24, 2017

This was my first full-length Lansdale book and oddly this is my first book in the Hap & Leonard series. I thought it was funny but I can see the language putting off a lot of folks. If you've seen the TV show based on the series you'll be a little surprised but not too much. Lansdale seems to write more for the dialog than for the overall plot. If you can enjoy the now and suspend disbelief you just might like it.

Apr 29, 2016

I am disappointed in this book. I found this book offensive and in extremely poor taste. Eventually, I found I was no longer willing to wade through the disgusting dialogue to uncover the plot (which did have my interest, but not at the expense of one gross comment after another).

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May 24, 2017

whereisfredbeckey thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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