Re: RARA-AVIS: Pulp Culture
Sun, 21 Nov 1999 20:03:32 EST

Hi, Bill--

> I picked up a copy of a book called PULP CULTURE today. It's not the great
> collection of old pulp covers by the same title. It's "hardboiled fiction
> the Cold War" by Woody Haut. It promises "a political and irreverent
> reading" of post-war crime fiction, and it discusses plenty of writers
> mentioned on Rara-Avis. Anybody familier with this book? Is it worth my
> time?

I have a copy of both PULP CULTURE and its "sequel" NEON NOIR. Both are somewhat interesting, but kinda eggheady. I skimmed it for the little biographical tidbits about various writers; the rest bored me.


Duane Swierczynski

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