Inspirational Reading Material
Wow! Has it really been that long since I posted something here? With Spring Break right around the corner, I figure everyone could use some vacation reading material. And what better to spend your time huddled up over but some good ole wild west yarns with a healthy dose of strange, right? Thankfully, Jack of Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque has done all the work for me. And so here is his inspirational reading list for the Weird West.
Oh, sure. You’re too cool to read an actual novel. “I only read books with pictu…err…graphic novels, Mr Fancy Pants GM Guy!” Well that’s okay. Jack’s list includes movies and graphic novels, too. So get cozy and get to readin’!
Here’s a preview:
Novels & Anthologies
John Joseph Adams (ed), Dead Man’s Hand
K. J. Bishop, The Etched City
Emma Bull, Territory
Richard Brautigan, The Hawkline Horror
Nancy A. Collins, Dead Man’s Hand
Felix Gilman, The Half-Made World and The Rise of Ransom City
Stephen King, The Gunslinger series
Louis L’amour, The Haunted Mesa
Joe R. Lansdale, Deadman’s Road and Flaming Zeppelins
Joe R. Lansdale and Pat Labrutto (eds), Razored Saddles
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
L. Wyatt, The Terrible Tale of Edgar Switchblade and The Dreadful Death of Edgar Switchblade
I’m going to these to the list:
John Goff, Deadlands: Deluge (yeah, you should probably avoid this one while we are playing Deadlands; it might give you an unfair advantage)
Shane Lacy Hensley (ed), The Good, the Bad and the Dead, A Fistful O’ Dead Guys and For a Few Dead Guys More (these short story anthologies are set in the Deadlands universe and are as close to the source material as you can get).
Mark Sumner, Devil’s Tower and Devil’s Engine