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Telling The Tautly Plotted Story Of A Modern Jack The Ripper S Spree In Houston, Lansdale Creates A Powerful Combination Of Crime, Police Work, And Social Commentary All With An Eye For Graphic Detail Act Of Love, His First Novel, Is A Collector S Item For Lansdale S Old Fans And Essential Reading For His New Ones


10 thoughts on “Act of Love

  1. says:

    I own two different editions of this book 1 The British Kinnell edition published in 1989 and 2 the Subterranean Press edition published in 2012 containing a new introduction by Lansdale and the additional story A Bone Dead Sadness and finally an interview with Mr Lansdale There was also a slipcase edition of this book published earlier by Cemetery Dance in 1992 but did not include the extra story.


  2. says:

    Lansdale non sbaglia un colpo Mai Tutti i suoi quattro romanzi da me letti finora hanno soddisfatto pienamente o quasi la mia sete di macabro che cerco in libri del genere, quasi una garanzia di qualit.Stavolta siamo negli anni 60 del Quinto distretto di Houston, dove un moderno Jack lo Squartatore, denominato Il Macellaio e gi solo il soprannome tutto un programma si diverte a fare a pezzi giovani donne di colore il nero Marvin Hanson e il bianco Joe Clark, coppia per me nuova nei romani del texano, sono chiamati ad indagare.Questo il primo romanzo scritto da Lansdale, ed effettivamente un po si sente confrontandolo col bellissimo In fondo alla palude, per esempio, ci si accorge facilmente che alcuni temi centrali nella sua produzione, e che tali sarebbero dovuti risultare anche in questo romanzo come quello del razzismo , restano un po in superficie cos come la psicologia di alcuni personaggi fondamentali anche questa ben tratteggiata in altri lavori viene solo abbozzata Insomma, nell ammasso di sangue e brutalit si sente un tocco di acerbo, di non pienamente lavorato Ma nonostante ci l autore ci regala una caccia alla belva inquietante e tesa in un crescendo di suspense, fino alle ultime 60 70 pagine che sono davvero da cardiopalma.Forse non consiglio Atto d a ai lettori che si avvicinano a Lansdale per la prima volta, ma la stoffa del grande scrittore c , dietro quelle pagine ma sta emergendo e chi lo conosce per altre letture non faticher a rendersene conto.Bravo Joe, mi hai rapita anche con questo tuo esordioe anche stavolta, l assassino l ho scoperto prima io del tuo Hanson


  3. says:

    3 1 2 stars.A promising debut, rough around the edges but an enjoyable crime fiction serial killer story, of which I measure all such reads vs Red Dragon Silence of the Lambs.Probably not one I would re read again or I would ve given it a higher rating.


  4. says:

    Joe Lansdale s first published novel, from 1981, was released in the early days of the serial killer craze that gripped the reading and movie watching public in the 80 s, the zeitgeist that culminated in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but kept hobbling along after that until most of us were sick unto death of serial killer stories The story is simple a depraved killer, The Houston Hacker, goes around slicing up women, and a detective, Marvin Hanson, pursues him There are a couple of twists and turns near the end as Lansdale keeps us guessing who the killer is Hanson s family is put in danger when the Hacker decides he s getting too close That s about it.It s hard to make any sort of judgment about it all these years later, because all the tropes we re so familiar with now probably weren t so overdone then And being a huge fan of Lansdale, it s kinda hard for me to be harsh about this one But compared to the work Champion Joe would do later, ACT OF LOVE is, honestly, not great There s very little of the writer he would become evident here none of those eccentric character tics, none of that exceptional dialogue or black humor In fact, ACT OF LOVE is pretty much a humorless book, and the violence is unrestrained and almost immaturely graphic, to no real purpose I don t know Maybe I m judging too harshly, as right before this one I read THE BOTTOMS, which is Lansdale at his very finest Maybe it s not fair to compare a writer to himself 25 years ago But regardless, the Lansdale we have now is, without question, one of the finest and most original writers working Unless you re a hardcore fan or a completest, though, I d suggest skipping ACT OF LOVE.


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    In Houston geht ein Serienm rder um Er vergewaltigt und zerst ckelt Frauen, nimmt Teile ihres K rpers mit und i t diese Die Polizei tappt im Dunkeln, die Presse macht ihr die H lle hei und der ermittelnde Detective wird immer tiefer in den Fall hineingezogen, entfremdet sich mehr und mehr seiner Familie und verliert sich schlie lich in wilden Verd chtigungen gegen ber seiner n chsten Umwelt Dadurch kommt er dem T ter jedoch unvermittelt recht nah und so nimmt dieser nun die Familie aufs Korn Ein Rennen gegen die Zeit beginntWollte man diesen Roman nach den Kriterien des Jahres 2012 also nach McFadyen, Thomas Harris, King oder Ketchum beurteilen, ginge er sicher mit einem oder zwei Sternen weg Da dies aber 1981 ver ffentlicht wurde, sollte man andere Kriterien anlegen Schon die magere Inhaltsbeschreibung oben zeigt, da so ziemlich jedes Klischee erf llt wird, da man mittlerweile gerade aus dem Serienkiller Genre wenn man es denn so nennen darf kennt Die superbrutalen Morde, der eiskalte Killer, der fortschreitend zerr ttete Detektiv, dessen Familie schlie lich selbst Opfer zu werden droht Doch als Lansdale das schrieb brigens sein Erstling, auch das sei zu bedenken , gab es all diese Klischees noch gar nicht So wird dieser Roman zu einer Art Prototyp Und man merkt das Was einige als holprig wahrnehmen m gen, sind eher erste Schritte in einem bis dato wenig bis gar nicht begangenen Terrain Nicht alles hier funktioniert, manches ist zu schnell und dadurch scheinbar zu hingehuddelt geschrieben Aber Lansdale macht keine Gefangenen, er erz hlt seine Story frisch, ohne Schn rkel und Umschweife Da scheint er ganz der hard boiled Tradition verpflichtet Der Leser erf hrt nicht ein Jota mehr, als n tig ist, um die Story voran zu treiben Und all die Nebenfiguren der Journalist, der Vorgesetzte, der kumpelhafte Buddy, der verzweifelte und deshalb verr terische Kollege kommen hier noch erstaunlich frisch r ber Es ist ein bisschen wie mit alten Platten der Stones manches Riff mag man nicht mehr h ren, weil jeder es seitdem gecovert hat, aber wenn man unvermittelt mal wieder reinh rt, dann f llt einem schon auf, da das damals eben neu und unverbraucht war So ging es auch mit diesem Thriller.Da es heute Ausgefeilteres und Durchdachteres gibt ja sicher Dieses Buch ist zum einen rezeptionshistorisch interessant, erz hlt es doch von einer Zeitenwende im Thrillergenre, andererseits ist es auch immer noch fesselnd ob seiner Schn rkellosigkeit.


  6. says:

    Act of Love is Joe R Lansdale s first full length novel, an expeditiously paced crime story that pulls no punches in the gruesome department A young Lansdale finds his voice in this grisly tale about a savage serial killer terrorizing the city of Houston and the hard boiled cop determined to bring him down By any means necessary This novel is a must read for all Lansdale fans, for it shines like the shimmering glint from a knife blade on what is still to come from the master of mojo storytelling.


  7. says:

    Migliorabile Una maestosa opera prima anche se, in quanto tale, probabilmente non perfetta Ma cosa lo Feroce Non per tutti Crudo, troppo crudo Ti entra dentro, ti taglia come una baionetta affilata.Agghiacciante In alcuni momenti ti fermi e ti chiedi se davvero vuoi andare avanti, ti chiedi perch dovresti continuare a ficcarti in quel mondo tenebroso, in quel teatro degli orrori, dentro quella mente oscena.Magnetico E invece non puoi fare a meno di andare avanti, pagina dopo pagina, conato dopo conato.Potente Una scrittura che un carro armato, uno di quelli grossi Ti travolge.Precursore Venne rifiutato da molti editori Polli.Sconsigliato Non leggetelo, anzi, s Forse Insomma, fatelo a vostro rischio e pericolo.


  8. says:

    I liked this book better the second time I read it I remember reading it in the early 1990 s after hearing good things about Lansdale s short stories It showed up at a paperback exchange in Issaquah, WA, where I was living at the time I remember thinking it was okay, but not really enjoying it enough I don t think I read any Lansdale until I picked up THE DRIVE IN a few years later.This is Lansdale first published novel, and it s a short, violent, and explicit police procedural about the search to find a particularly nasty serial killer If that description turns you off, then I d recommend you never, ever pick the novel up, because it doesn t shy away from the gore and nastiness.If that description doesn t bother you, then it s worth a read Lansdale does some interesting things with characterization and plot, although he d go on to write much better novels later in his career He pays homage to Ed McBain s 87th Precinct novels, and although he does just go for the gross at times, he also balances the gore with some good writing and interesting choices For example, the protagonist is African American, which was almost unheard of at the time Sure, there are some clunky sections, but it s worth a look, especially as a look at a young writer pushing the envelope of what s acceptable within a genre.Taken along with TEXAS NIGHT RIDERS, it s an interesting glimpse of Lansdale writing in distinct genres, before he decided just throw it all out the window and write whatever he wanted Which, of course, wound up being a mix of several genres all at once And really, what s up with that ZEBRA edition s cover


  9. says:

    Act of Love by Joe R Lansdale digital edition 2014, first published 1981 Act Of Love was Lansdale s first published book and it is a terrific battle between Houston homicide detective Marvin Hanson and his partner and a modern day Jack The Ripper who brutally murders women Marvin becomes obsessed with the hunt and desperately pursues all leads, including those that point to suspects close to him The Hanson character is a very interesting long time homicide detective who is known as Gorilla and the murderer is extremely ruthless in an extremely sick way It s a very gripping story that builds to explosive, terrifying violence at the conclusion What a read It is interesting that the Marvin Hanson character also appears in a very satisfying Lansdale novella A Bone Dead Sadness and in a few of his Hap and Leonard books.


  10. says:

    Un genio del male, un genio dei dialoghi, un genio del thriller Quando leggi Lansdale sai gia che dovrai avere stomaco per arrivare fino in fondo, ma consapevole anche che sarai pi che soddisfatto della lettura.Il ritmo serrato e scorre tutto molto velocemente, ma sia ben inteso, non velocemente che passa in fretta, perch le immagini vivide di ogni situazione raccolte in quelle pagine, saranno veri e propri pugni allo stomaco.La trama non fitta, non complessa non quello il pregio delle opere di Lansdale , ma brillante, asciutta, cruda I dialoghi sono perfetti, serrati, lineari, mai banali, molto cinematografici Quasi ti dimentichi cosa stai leggendo e quale sia il fine ultimo.Meraviglioso Lansdale Chi ama il genere, non pu non aver letto mai Joe R Lansdale.