Category Archives: Noir fiction

Book review: Trouble in the Heartland

With so many books to get through for various projects and paid journalism, I haven’t been doing much reading for pleasure lately and, what little I have done, hasn’t been very focused. So short story anthologies are the ideal format. Trouble … 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

Post traumatic noir – a note on the passing of Robert Stone

The death of US writer Robert Stone on the weekend has drawn me out of the break I planned on posting on this site over January. Stone was the author of two tremendous works of neo-noir fiction, both of which … Continue reading

My top fiction and non-fiction reads of 2014

Time for me to present Pulp Curry readers with the list of my best reads for 2014. As is customary, I will start off by admitting, yet again, I feel I have not read nearly as much as I should have. … Continue reading

Get Carter, again

It is impossible to discuss British author Ted Lewis’s 1970 novel, Jack’s Return Home, without mentioning its better-known 1971 film adaptation,Get Carter. Rarely has such an influential crime novel dwelt so deeply in the shadow of its cinematic adaptation. In the … Continue reading