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Evil Ray

'Savage Season' is the first of Joe R. Lansdale's 'Hap and Leonard' novels, but I think you're describing a book later in the series, 'Rumble Tumble'.

Evil Ray

Sorry, that'd be the second book.

Corey Wilde

I recognized the first one right off. It's CON ED by Matthew Klein. Terrific book.

David J. Montgomery

Oh sure, I read CON ED. I think I even reviewed it.

Good pull, Corey.

David J. Montgomery

I got confirmation from both readers that these were the right books.

You folks rock!

Corey Wilde

I like this game. Can we do it again sometime?

Cameron Hughes

David, I'm surprised you didn't get that the second book was Rumble Tumble by Joe R. Lansdale, even though nearly every detail was wrong.

David J. Montgomery

I've never read Lansdale, although that kinda sounds like what I imagine his books are like. (And I don't mean that disparagingly.)

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