Re: RARA-AVIS: New anthology: ORANGE PULP

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 06 Oct 2000

Anne wrote:

It is " The First Five in Line" (1975).
"it is a striking example of his distinctly absurdist approach to noir fiction. The sharp edged characterizations, dry wit, and dark humor of this story of plans to create a popular television version of Russian roulette reflect the style readers came to appreciate . . . " -From the forward to the piece.

1975, hunh? That dates this story of Willeford's three years before Deer Hunter's Russian Roulette for entertainment.


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