Friday, October 17, 2008

Pulp Fiction Redux


You may have noticed that there haven't been as many entries here at BLOG! in recent weeks. Part of that is due to a busy schedule, but it's also due to the fact that I've been doing a lot more reading than writing.

And the stuff I've been reading has been primarily pulp fiction. When I graduated from college back in '87, I took a break from "quality lit" to immerse myself in paperback crime novels of the '40s and '50s. I must have read several hundred over the next couple of years, and lately, I'm back on the same pace.

Here's a list of recent reads:

TEXAS BY THE TAIL
SOUTH OF HEAVEN
by Jim Thompson

THE SPIDERWEB
SHOOTING STAR
by Robert Bloch

OF TENDER SIN
THE WOUNDED AND THE SLAIN
by David Goodis

THE END OF A PRIMITITVE
YESTERDAY WILL MAKE YOU CRY
by Chester Himes

A DIET OF TREACLE
GRIFTER’S GAME
LUCKY AT CARDS
by Lawrence Block

STRONGARM
THE VENGEANCE MAN
by Dan J. Marlowe

THE PRETTIEST GIRL I EVER KILLED by Charles Runyon

HOUSE OF FLESH by Bruno Fischer

MONGO'S BACK IN TOWN by Richard E. Johnson

BLACKMAILER by George Axelrod

THE PEDDLER by Richard S. Prather

BURY ME DEEP by Harold Q. Masur

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyers

MAGIC CARPET RIDE by John Kay

1 comment:

enc said...

I remember your penchant for these novels, JM. Jim Thompson was a familiar name.