2022 book club

october book

Hap and Leonard: Savage Season by Joe R Lansdale

mystery · crime · thriller | < 200 pages

Here comes Trudy back into Hap's life, thirty-six but looking ten years younger, with long blonde hair and legs that begin under her chin, and the kind of walk that'll make a man run his car off the road. Here comes trouble, says Leonard, and he's right. She was always trouble, but she had this laugh when she was happy in bed that could win Hap over every time. Trudy has a proposition: an easy two hundred thousand dollars, tax-free. It's just a simple matter of digging it up...

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, white and black, straight and gay, are the unlikeliest duo in crime fiction. Savage Season is their debut.


next club meeting date: Wednesday, November 2

discussion questions:
  1. What did you think of the writing style in this mostly plot-driven novel?
  2. How does the setting (location and time period) impact the characters' world views and political beliefs?
  3. Do you think Hap and Leonard are compelling characters? Why or why not? Would you be interested in reading more stories featuring them?

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Gilmore Guys starring Hank Hill as Hap.