RARA-AVIS: Evan Hunter sex book

From: Jay Gertzman ( jgertzma@earthlink.net)
Date: 18 Oct 2007

> The sex scenes
> are sometimes touching, sometimes quite erotic, only once or twice
> lapsing into rote mechanics. The scenes of violence are shocking and
> repulsive, all the more so since they always follow the sex.
Are there other paperback originals or soft-core sex pulps of the 50s and 60s that describe sex scenes as Hunter does in _Lust Dream_? Some such passages were actually written by the editor not the author. In Hard Case's ed of Block's _Lucky at Cards_ (T_he Sex Shuffle_, Beacon 1964), the early sex scenes seem formulaic, but I'm not sure about the last few, and I guess "I fell on her like a tree" [!] is Block's writing. That seems integrated with the story and character. I get the same feeling from some of Willeford's novels, even _Pick Up_.. There must be many more examples. Congrats to Curt Purcell for his "groovy age of horror" website.

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