Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories

Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories is a collection of novellas written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. It was published as a limited edition by Subterranean Press with 1,500 copies printed. The book covers a range of subjects with suspense and horror being the main theme .[1]

Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories
Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories book cover.jpg
Cover art by Ken Laager
AuthorsJoe R. Lansdale
Cover artistKen Laager
GenreHorror Fiction, Novellas
PublisherSubterranean Press
Publication date
Media typeLimited edition, Ebook
Preceded byTerror is Our Business (2018) 
Followed byCosmic Interruptions (2018) 


The title story, Driving to Geronimo's Grave, appeared earlier in Patrick Milikin's collection The Highway Kind: Tales Of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, And Dark Roads.[2]

The cover was illustrated by artist Ken Laager.[3][4][5] The novellas were inspired by authors such as H.P. Lovecraft[6] and by Lansdale's parents, who lived through The Great Depression.

It marks the 30th collection of short stories and novellas Lansdale has published since 1989's By Bizarre Hands. Many have been released in small printings or limited editions and are sought after by collectors.[citation needed] Lansdale's latest, Comic Interruptions, was released in the U.K. by SST Publications.[7]


  • Introduction
  • Driving to Geronimo's Grave
  • In the Mad Mountains
  • Wrestling Jesus
  • Robo Rabid
  • The Projectionist
  • Everything Sparkles in Hell


High Country News named Driving to Geronimo’s Grave one of the 2018 fall season’s "best new books."[8]

Publishers Weekly, in its book review, wrote that the author "provides consistent entertainment for readers of all genres, not only in his fiction but also in the chatty intro and in afterwords of each yarn."[4] Kirkus Reviews opined, "Eras such as the Depression and the 1950s are evoked in terms that have less to do with naturalism than with popular iconography. The effect might not always be convincing, but it's pleasing."[5]

San Francisco Book Review's editor Chris Hayden wrote that "Lansdale brings his East Texas noir style to another dynamite collection of short stories that show off his humor, his range, and his creativity."[9]

Driving to Geronimo's Grave has also been reviewed by Booklist.[10]


  1. ^ The Great, Depression. "The Great Depression topics". History topics. History Channel. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ The Highway Kind: Tales Of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, And Dark Roads. OCLC. OCLC 995288936.
  3. ^ "Release Announcement". Subterranean. Subterranean Press. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Driving to Geronimo's Grave and other Stories". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Driving to Geronimo's Grave and other Stories". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ Lovecraft, H.P. "H.P. Lovecraft archive". .hplovecraft.com/. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ Cosmic, Interruptions. "Release Information". SST Publications. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  8. ^ Peterson, Peterson; Now, 2018 From the print edition Like Tweet Email Print Subscribe Donate (12 November 2018). "New reads for fall". www.hcn.org.
  9. ^ Hayden, Chris. "Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories - San Francisco Book Review". San Francisco Book Review.
  10. ^ "Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories". Booklist. American Library Association. 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2019. Despite the genre hopping, Lansdale's storytelling skills make each piece worthwhile. .. A collection that will appeal to anyone who loves a good story, and a book that might convince genre diehards to start reading outside their comfort zones.

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