On 28 October 2002, Jim Stephenson wrote:
: Tully's prose style is as terse and unsentimental as
: literture. He's not prudish, and writes frankly about sexual matters and
: unsavory character traits. It's obvious that he has a deep sympathy for
: the circus performers and laborers--all marginalized members of
: society--and contempt for the "rubes" that patronize the circus.
This sounds pretty good--thanks for the review. Charles
Willeford liked Tully, and that made me pick up JARNEGAN
(1926, his book before CIRCUS PARADE). I shelved it with
pride and still haven't read it.
In a similar vein is Jack Black's YOU CAN'T WIN (1926), the
autobiography of a thieving con-artist drug addict. Has
anyone read that? How's it stand as an example of hardboiled
non-fiction? It's been back in print for a couple of years
and I just got a copy.
-- William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.
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