RARA-AVIS: Re: The Hard-Boiled Classics

From: tomarmstrongmusic (tom@tomarmstrongmusic.com)
Date: 12 Jan 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:

    > Also, for those not very familiar with early hardboiled, the varios
    > "big book" collections of pulp stories are a good way to start. Not
    > only do you get to see luminaries like Chandler and Hammett in
    > context, but you also get to learn about other authors who were pretty
    > darn good. They're just about the only places where (nowadays) you can
    > read Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, Merle Constiner, Frederick Nebel,
    > Norbert Davis and a bunch of other forgotten but very good writers.
    > Even totally obscure writers could hit on a great story on occasion.
    > Best,
    > mrt

    I agree - I have been taking my time reading through the "Black Lizard Big Book Of Pulps" over the past few months, and it is terrific. Opened up a whole new world for me, as previously I hadn't ventured much beyond 50s & 60s PBOs. I really dug Torrey and Nebel in particular, and Davis and Sale almost as much. Really great stuff, and it'd be a bargain at twice the price when you consider that you couldn't find much of it in print anywhere else.

    Tom Armstrong www.tomarmstrongmusic.com

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