Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jean LaFitte is a Hit!

Evan Lewis's "The Mercy of Jean LaFitte" is now right behind Hilary Davidson's "Insatiable" and Patricia Abbott's "The Instrument of Their Desire" as the most popular story we've ever featured at BEAT to a PULP. Haven't read it yet? Well, click over, check it out and leave a comment for this thoroughly entertaining pirate tale.

Then head over to Davy Crockett's Almanack where Mr. Lewis is featuring some history and paintings of the real life Lafitte.


Naomi Johnson said...

Congratulations! Does this mean we will see more pirate or naval war stories?

David Cranmer said...

I hope plenty more. We have already featured two other pirate stories this year and next week is a WWI yarn called "The Path to Brighon" by David Pilling.

Naomi Johnson said...


Deka Black said...

A very good pirate story. Evan Lewis have a talent i eny deeply: dialogues well crafted. Dialogue are my personal hell, and the aspecto of my writng i must check the most.

By the way, i have a doubt. Which is the exact meaning of "pulp yarn"? Is slang?

David Cranmer said...

Deka, From Wikipedia:

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps"), also collectively known as pulp fiction, were inexpensive fiction magazines. They were published from 1896 through the 1950s. The typical pulp magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, a half an inch thick, and 128 pages long. Pulps were printed on cheap paper with ragged, untrimmed edges.


Yarn is another way of saying story.

Deka Black said...


Anonymous said...

I missed reading the Punch over the weekend and will see what all the fuss is about.


David Barber said...

David, it was a stonker of a read. Evan is a great writer and has a great style. Thanks for publishing his story. I look forward to "The Ghost Ship" and will pop over to his site. Nice one, mate. I really admire your enthusiasm and love for the stories you publish. You're a top dude.

David Cranmer said...

Deka, De nada.

cooper, I see you liked it. Excellent.

David, Kind words amigo and appreciated.