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The Unmistakable Accent Of The Piney Woods Of East Texas Rolls From The Pages Of Fender Lizards, Joe R Lansdale S Tale Of The Life And Love And Work Of One Dot Sherman, Who Delivers On Her Promise That Her Story Is The Real Thing From Beginning To End Dot Waitresses On Roller Skates At The Dairy Bob, Doesn T Care For Smoking At Least Partly On Account Of Her Dad Having Never Returned From A Cigarette Run, And Carries On The Family Tradition Of Philosophizing Life Hasn T Done Her Any Favors In Her Seventeen Years So Far But If There Was Ever A Heroine Built For Turning Things Upside Down And Seeing What Shakes Out, It S Dot Determined To Find Out Who She Is And Why She S The Way She Is, An Opportunity Presents Itself When Her Heretofore Unknown Uncle Suddenly Moves His Camper Into The Front Yard As In His Classic Novels The Bottoms And The Magic Wagon, Multiple Award Winning Lansdale Instills Place With Character And Character With Place Here Is An Overlooked World And A Cast Of Real Folks That Prove Unforgettable, All Rendered In One Of American Fiction S Most Authentic Voices


10 thoughts on “Fender Lizards

  1. says:

    High school dropout Dot Sherman s life was going nowhere, working at the Dairy Bob and living with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, until her uncle started living in a van in the front yard Now, she s forming a roller derby team and searching for her long lost fatherAs I ve said many times before, Joe Lansdale is one of top five favorite authors He brings the usual mojo to the table in this one.Fender Lizards is the story of a roller skating waitress trying to get her shit together be High school dropout Dot Sherman s life was going nowhere, working at the Dairy Bob and living with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, until her uncle started living in a van in the front yard Now, she s forming a roller derby team and searching for her long lost fatherAs I ve said many times before, Joe Lansdale is one of top five favorite authors He brings the usual mojo to the table in this one.Fender Lizards is the story of a roller skating waitress trying to get her shit together before she ends up like her mother and her older sister Dot plasters her older sister s no good drunk boyfriend with a 2x4 pretty early in the proceedings, setting off an interesting chain of events.I liken Joe Lansdale s writing to sitting on tailgate having a conversation with the man and this tale is no different However, I felt like I ve read it before It felt like pieces of other Lansdale books at times Hell, the man writes books as often as a dog licks its asshole so it s no wonder he treads familiar territory a time or two.I ve got some mixed feelings about this book On one hand, it s par for the course Joe Lansdale, prominently featuring interesting characters, white trash awesomeness, hilarity, and Joe s trademark front porch wisdom On the other hand, I feel like it s nothing new How many coming of age tales does Joe need to write 3.5 out of 5 stars


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    Find all of my reviews at had some notes highlighted, but I just fired up the ol Kindle and poof they aren t there any so Imma have to wing it I will flat out admit I wanted this one for the title alone and also because Joe Lansdale stories pretty much equate this for meToo soon Sorry, Coach K But regarding that title I mean what is a Fender Lizard and how can I be one Are they recruiting Would I have to jump someone in an alley wit Find all of my reviews at had some notes highlighted, but I just fired up the ol Kindle and poof they aren t there any so Imma have to wing it I will flat out admit I wanted this one for the title alone and also because Joe Lansdale stories pretty much equate this for meToo soon Sorry, Coach K But regarding that title I mean what is a Fender Lizard and how can I be one Are they recruiting Would I have to jump someone in an alley with a shiv to get in I m pretty much up for whatever it might take Luckily I didn t have to wait long to find out thanks to my Good Buddy Dan and the power of the lend feature.As for the story itself, Lansdale is known for his ability to spin a good coming of age yarn, but in books that are clearly written for adults That being said, although I m fairly comfortable in saying Fender Lizards would NOT probably reside in the Young Adult section of your local bookstore that is precisely where it should be Adults like me will happily lap the story up as it dishes up some surefire YES PLEASE features such as high school dropouts with a daddy who went out for a pack of smokes and never came back and a sister with multiple deadbeat baby daddy and I was just like And don t get offended because those are TOTALLY my people and could probably be most of my relatives.Also they lived in a place like this Which is practically a dare to me to see if I can resist giving it an auto 5 Star rating.They also worked at a super high end establishment known as the Where they had to do THISAnd maybe, just maaaaaaaaaaaybe their chance at getting ahead in life would come from winning one of theseNot to mention To which the answer is A little bit Can you hear me squeeing all across the country Not even sorry.This was super fun even though I m an old geezer If I had a teenage daughter I d hold her down and sit on her until she finished reading this recommend this one to her Thanks again for the lend, Original Dan You re one of the good uns


  3. says:

    Dot, 17 years old, high school dropout She lives in a trailer park with her mama, her grandma, and her little brother, the booger picking Frank Uncle Elbert lives in his van out in front of their trailer Dot works as a roller skating carhop at the Dairy Bob, thus the term fender lizard In this story, you can find a bit of roller derby action, kids with weed eater haircuts, crawly jailhouse tats, and plenty of wry humor to make you snort The long and the short of it is that Dot just wants Dot, 17 years old, high school dropout She lives in a trailer park with her mama, her grandma, and her little brother, the booger picking Frank Uncle Elbert lives in his van out in front of their trailer Dot works as a roller skating carhop at the Dairy Bob, thus the term fender lizard In this story, you can find a bit of roller derby action, kids with weed eater haircuts, crawly jailhouse tats, and plenty of wry humor to make you snort The long and the short of it is that Dot just wants to matter, and not end up like her mama This is slice of life fare, served up East Texas style Joe R Lansdale can write a little bit of everything Although I much prefer his horror offerings, this was a quick enjoyable read


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    Fender Lizards is a coming of age story, something Mr Lansdale has done a number of times The story is well told though it lacked the punch and adventure of his previous tales I really did not care if Dot, the main character in Fender Lizards who works at the Dairy Bob She wants to become a Roller Derby queen and if she is successful or not is almost trite The book seems so much less that has become expected of Mr Lansdale s writing.This could perhaps be a book of his to read if you ha Fender Lizards is a coming of age story, something Mr Lansdale has done a number of times The story is well told though it lacked the punch and adventure of his previous tales I really did not care if Dot, the main character in Fender Lizards who works at the Dairy Bob She wants to become a Roller Derby queen and if she is successful or not is almost trite The book seems so much less that has become expected of Mr Lansdale s writing.This could perhaps be a book of his to read if you have never read anything else by Lansdale The saving grace were the three short Hap and Leonard stories after the title story Contents 009 Fender Lizards 237 The Bottom Of The World 247 Down By The Riverside 251 Tire Fire This is copy 41 of 400 signed numbered leather bound copies, signed by Joe R Lansdale


  5. says:

    Great coming of age tale Not at all what I expected, but that s certainly not a bad thing


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    Fender Lizards is the story of how Dot came to be in the roller derby.Reading about roller derby is like reading about quidditch in Harry Potter or stopping in the middle of Twilight for a long game of baseball It s not an exciting time Is it taboo to make references to Twilight Sorry Some of you will know what I mean.I m from Southeast Texas so Lansdale automatically puts me at home I can hear and feel East Texas in his writing This is a big plus for me.I loved the characters in Fender Fender Lizards is the story of how Dot came to be in the roller derby.Reading about roller derby is like reading about quidditch in Harry Potter or stopping in the middle of Twilight for a long game of baseball It s not an exciting time Is it taboo to make references to Twilight Sorry Some of you will know what I mean.I m from Southeast Texas so Lansdale automatically puts me at home I can hear and feel East Texas in his writing This is a big plus for me.I loved the characters in Fender Lizards Dot was definitely the heart of the story Fender Lizards is muchabout Dot and her family than it is about her joining the roller derby, but that aspect bored me so I m harping on it.Overall, Fender Lizards was a decent read I didn t love it I felt like I wantedto be happening It was easy to put down, and it took longer than it should have for me to finish it I didn t dislike it, either, though It reinforced the fact that I need to be reading a lotLansdale outside of my Hap and Leonard binges.2.5 stars


  7. says:

    Another great Lansdale offeringJoe Lansdale is one of my favorite authors Two of his books THE BOTTOMS and A FINE DARK LINE are in my top ten books of all time.He does especially well with coming of age books, filling them with believable dialogue and storylines.Dorothy known as Dot to her friends is a 17 year old high school dropout She lives a hardscrabble life, living with her Mom, little brother and Grandma in a single wide trailer in East Texas She works at the local Dairy Bob, deliv Another great Lansdale offeringJoe Lansdale is one of my favorite authors Two of his books THE BOTTOMS and A FINE DARK LINE are in my top ten books of all time.He does especially well with coming of age books, filling them with believable dialogue and storylines.Dorothy known as Dot to her friends is a 17 year old high school dropout She lives a hardscrabble life, living with her Mom, little brother and Grandma in a single wide trailer in East Texas She works at the local Dairy Bob, delivering food orders on roller skates thus the title FENDER LIZARDS.Her father went to the store for cigarettes when Dot was 12 years old and never came back and now his brother just showed up and is living in front of the trailer in his Dodge Caravan.A 2 x4 figures strongly into the story There s a roller derby coming to town And there s a touch of romance in the air.I loved the characters, even the unlikable ones Dialogue is stellar as always in Lansdale tales I always finish his books feeling like I ve made new friends and this book is no exception.And the cover of the book is perfect


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    Oh, this pains me I so badly wanted to like Fender Lizards, a short 2015 novel by Joe R Lansdale, but didn t This certainly has the elements of a good story quick, gripping writing sympathetic characters a strong sense of setting But this is Lansdale those things are a given.Where this story falls short is everything feelsslight, underdone Lansdale is excellent at coming of age stories, and this COA just doesn t live up to The Bottoms or A Fine Dark Line The characters are quick Oh, this pains me I so badly wanted to like Fender Lizards, a short 2015 novel by Joe R Lansdale, but didn t This certainly has the elements of a good story quick, gripping writing sympathetic characters a strong sense of setting But this is Lansdale those things are a given.Where this story falls short is everything feelsslight, underdone Lansdale is excellent at coming of age stories, and this COA just doesn t live up to The Bottoms or A Fine Dark Line The characters are quick sketches, the action quick and unrewarding And I can t help shaking the feeling everything here feels ratherepisodic, never quite coming together or leading to any sort of emotionally satisfying conclusion The thing is, Lansdale has just done better This isn t terrible I think Lansdale is incapable of writing a terrible story Fender Lizards just cobbles together elements from other, better works The end result is something like a busted skate


  9. says:

    A nice simple, straight forward read Loved it.


  10. says:

    A sweet Texas tale demonstrating that Mr Lansdale can turn his hand to any genre and none at all I picked it up without reading any reviews, so I kept expecting a sudden outbreak of violent crime But it never came There s a little of the bumbling, inept criminality which is Lansdale s hallmark, but that s about it But it doesn t hurt the book one bit I loved it.