Re: RARA-AVIS: Roscoes In The Night

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 23 Jan 2004

Graham Powell wrote:
> I just finished a new collection of Robert Leslie Bellem's Dan Turner
> stories called ROSCOES IN THE NIGHT. I have to admit, it was a lot of
> Also, very interesting to see how Dan progressed. The stories are
> chronologically, so you can see how they started out as pretty standard
> "racy pulp" material. Within a few years, Dan had developed that unique
> vocabulary, where "glims" are eyes, "geetus" is cash, people "ankle"
> of walk, etc.

***************************** I took a Dan Turner magazine-style story collection to the YMCA a couple weeks ago and read a couple stories while on the stepper. They're pretty good. "Lamped" is "look."

His stories remind of that audio parody called Dick Dangerous, I think. I remember him talking about a girl's "creamy thighs" and guffawing over it when I was a teenager. Who is this? Firesign Theater?


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