The Best of Joe R. Lansdale - Joe R. Lansdale There are a lot of Joe R. Lansdale anthologies hanging around out there. Most of these stories have been collected before and often. Yet this new collection is a good introduction to Lansdale's short fiction. They run the gamut from his earlier splatter-punk writings to straight horror to his visceral suspense tales. The highlights include "Mad Dog Summer" which is the predecessor to his novel The Bottoms, Bubba-Ho-Tep", "On The Far Side of The Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks", and the extremely disturbing "Night They Missed The Horror Show".