I’d forgotten how much I enjoy Joe R Lansdale, he is a witty writer who tells good hard boiled stories.
The Thicket is set in East Texas at the turn of the century, it’s a combination of a ‘coming of age’ story and a tough bounty hunting chase of a brutal gang of bank robbers and killers. The lead character, Jack Parker, is accompanied by Shorty, a crack shot midget, Eustace, a grave digger and a Jimmy Sue, kind hearted whore on his pursuit of his sister’s kidnappers.
This is a very good read, when you’ve finished you will want to meet more by Lansdale, a great find.
This is at least a 4/5