Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Heart of Pulp

The heart of pulp – the cheap paper and glue product, the boiler-room atmosphere of authors cranking out novels on a weekly basis – may be dead, but the soul, ah, the soul – those fantastic stories of action, adventure, mystery – live on. And not solely at events such as PulpFest, where past pulp glory is continually redistributed.

In Beat to a Pulp: Round 1, David Cranmer and Elaine Ash have made a dedicated and informed effort to keep flowing a font of new stories in the finest pulp tradition.
Finish reading Naomi Johnson's review at The Drowning Machine.


David Barber said...

A pretty fantastic review, David. You and Elaine should be very proud of yourselves. And that's a pretty impressive line-up of writers.

Well done and Happy Halloween, dad-to-be!!

Ron Scheer said...

Must make you feel good, bud. Nothing like being recognized for hard-won achievement.

Waiting for my copy. Should be here any day now.

Mention what you think of SHUTTER ISLAND. Fun to watch along with another island thriller, GHOST WRITER, which I liked better.

Deka Black said...

hello again! Wonderful review. And... To tell the truth, Often i tortue myself thinking "What is pulp? What not?" Really, is a very important thing to me.

Said this, i must ask Ron one thing: The title of GHOST WRITER is a sort of pun? because is too easy do oe being Halloween

Ron Scheer said...

Deka, all my puns are unintentional.

Deka Black said...

Thanks Ron. Imust say the skill to make puns is somethng i like, taht's all ;)

Evan Lewis said...

I predict many more great reviews to come!

David Cranmer said...

David, Happy Halloween to you as well. Dad-to-be! :)

Ron, So far the reviews are very flattering and the majority of the credit goes to the fab writers.

I have issue reviewing films because I am no longer a fan of the medium and even the best flick I see has to many warts.

Deka, If you can grab a copy of ROUND 1 Cullen Gallagher explains exactly what pulp fiction is.

Evan, So far, so good.

Deka Black said...

David, i feelvery bad, but 1-I'm waiting for TWO delayed paychecks. Then, i must see if remain something after paying the bills and eat (is a funny thing: if ypu don't eat, you die. A lot).

And then, i wish to purchase a certain book. But i only can get one. Decided what book a weeks ago.

But thanks for the clue ;)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I think this is a much liked book, David. The diversity in the stories is a real strength. I haven't read one that wasn't terrific.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

'the finest pulp tradition'...that just sounds awesome! Congrats!

David Cranmer said...

Deka, I understand. Times are tough everywhere and buying books (especially print) is a luxury many can't afford.

Patti, So far, so good. I've received quite a few private e-mails of folks that give it the thumbs up.

Alyssa, I liked that line as well. :)