Fistful of Reefer (Lost DMB Files #17)
"Sergio Leone would have killed to film
FISTFUL OF REEFER. Harry Turtledove would admire
the way history has been skewed. Others will love
the notion of Reeferpunk. The estimable Mr. Brown
has really latched onto something here."

-- Mike Resnick

Fistful of Reefer delivers a surge equivalent to a cocktail of 1 part serotonin, 2 parts adrenaline, with a dash of grenadine served over ice. This double-fisted, dieselpunk weird-Western resides between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos.

In 1918, when Chancho Villarreal and his friends inadvertently create the legend of El Chupacabra, they draw the attention of Texas Ranger J.T. McCutchen to their goat ranch and marijuana farm north of Del Rio, Texas. What follows is an action-packed ride across the wilds of a Texas haunted by rumors of Chupacabras behind every bush.

"David Brown has opened up a new genre in fiction for me
and I can't wait for him to write the next book." Theresa Mereszczak

"David really has a hand for action.
The sudden flood was one epic scene!" Marcus from Goodreads

"Perfect summer reading. Fun, different and engaging.
Anyway, my vote is get it!" Seth Neal

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Fistful of Reefer (Lost DMB Files #17) Reviews

  • Marcus
    Dec 31, 1969


    After a rather bumpy start (I mistook the villain for the hero, which confused me...) I really got into the novella. The characters are great, maybe a little too black and white in sometimes. The Dieselpunk elements fun and surprising the "agricultural devices" (I try to avoid spoilers...

  • edifanob
    Dec 31, 1969


    I was not sure what to expect. Now I'm glad I read the book.- loveable characters- great action scenes- funny elements- unexpected twists and turns- Good mix of dieselpunk, western and alternate historyRead my full review over at Edi's Book Lighthouse ...

  • Grant Gardiner
    Dec 31, 1969

    Grant Gardiner

    ***Pulp Warning*** My e-reading is mostly e-pulp centric. My reviews are therefore skewed towards e-pulp reading. Reader beware. ***Pulp Warning***I'll qualify this review by saying that while Fistful of Reefer does resemble many other pulp stories out there it isn't strictly pulp. The...

  • Scott Bury
    Dec 31, 1969

    Scott Bury

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Austin Job by David Mark Brown.As soon as I started it, I realized that I should have read its predecessor, Fistful of Reefer, which creates and introduces the new sub-sub-genre of science fiction, reefer punk. According to the author's introduction to ...

  • Joseph DiCristofano
    Dec 31, 1969

    Joseph DiCristofano

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," from my perspective, sets the tone for this review perfectly. Firstly, I implore you to not let the outrageous, gimmicky title deceive you into thinking this is just a schlock-filled pulp novel in the...

  • Jade Walker
    Dec 31, 1969

    Jade Walker

    Original review at entered Fistful of Reefer with a lot of trepidation, mainly because of the fact that I am a shy reader - I like to stay in familiar genres, namely young adult. I liked the synopsis for this book and also it was one of my first revi...

  • Lynda
    Dec 31, 1969


    This book combines steam punkness with cowboys, edge of your seat action, camaraderie and heroism. I love that this is written with a western back drop, war times, no sex scenes, no heavy swearing, and I most of all, there is no degrading of women in this book. Finally a writer who can...

  • Tim Taylor
    Dec 31, 1969

    Tim Taylor

    I picked up this book at launch because I’d already read and enjoyed the author’s short fiction. From the title, I thought this might be a stoner’s ode to weed. I wasn’t too keen on that, but a good author can make any subject matter read well, so I took a chance.I?...

  • Joe Crubaugh
    Dec 31, 1969

    Joe Crubaugh

    Fistful of Reefer is an action-packed romp through the wild west circa the first world war. The scenery is painted as dangerous and gorgeous as in any John Ford film. The action is fast, but driven by characters with deep motivations that make sense. I was impressed with the sharp witt...

  • ♥Xeni♥
    Dec 31, 1969


    EDIT: I was waiting for the final edition of this book to be released for me to write the review, especially since a lot of the things that were bothering me should be shined up by Brown. Haven't gotten the final edition yet, though!Preliminary notes to my full review (which will be po...