Author Archives: Andrew Nette

Pulp Friday: Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

When I first started researching the history of Australian pulp paperback publishing I thought libraries would be crammed with old papers from the various publishers who churned the books out in the fifties, sixties and seventies. I have since realised … Continue reading

Book review: GBH by Ted Lewis

British author Ted Lewis is best known for his second novel, Jack’s Return Home (filmed in 1971 as Get Carter,  the title by which subsequent editions of the book would be known). But many believe his greatest work was his last, … Continue reading

50th anniversary of The Ipcress File

If the on-line excitement in response to teaser images from Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, is anything to go by, we’ve lost none of our fascination with the Bond franchise. Spectre promises to have a stripped back, almost retro … Continue reading

The Homesman

A spur of the moment decision over summer to watch Howard Hawk’s 1959 Rio Bravo, led to me view a number of Westerns I hadn’t previously seen. A so-called classic that regularly appears on best of lists of Westerns, Rio … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzi Wong is perhaps best known as a 1960 movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. But before – and after – it was a movie, it was a book by English writer, Richard Mason. The story concerns … Continue reading