Mama's dead and wrapped in black plastic, her unsigned checks piling up. Bill's eating beets because he's run out of money. He teams up with Fat Boy and Chaplin to rob a fireworks stand, but things go badreally baduntil Bill crawls out of the swamp so mosquito-bitten that he fits right in with the freaks of the ODDITIES OF THE WORLD carnival.Frost, a true good Samaritan, runs the show: Double Buckwheat, Bim, Potty, U.S. Grant the bearded lady, Conrad the dog-man and the rest of the motley crowd. Of course Gidget"Bad is good, Baby!"wants out, Bill wants Gidget and the show must go on. Through it all the enigmatic Ice Man, an exhibit of uncertain origin, lies in the freezer, his history changing with Frost's storytelling whim.In Freezer Burn, you'll root for all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons, as Bill worries about crossing the line. Could be that Lansdale's right"There isn't any line. The only line is the one you draw yourself."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
At his best, Joe R. Lansdale is a rollicking read, full of humour and a dash or two of weirdness. "Freezer Burn" isn't quite his best but the book still delivers some laughs and a fantastic array of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing
While I have been a fan of Joe Lansdale since my first viewing of Bubba Ho-Tep, this was the first novel of his I had the chance to read. His irreverent, mildly off-putting brand of storytelling and ... Read full review
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