RARA-AVIS: Server's book

From: Juri Nummelin ( juri.nummelin@pp.inet.fi)
Date: 11 Oct 2007

I think Server's Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers is pretty good in what it does (except for bibliographies; but I don't think there's a big audience for these) and Server's comments on authors he knows well are well-written and interesting, but it's also a huge letdown. Apart from Mark's comments, I can't help but wonder about Jeffrey Archer and Barbara Cartland and other entries of the best-seller kind. What "pulp"? Given Server's criteria, defining "pulp" could be even worse than defining "noir".


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