--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> 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.
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.
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