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Pulp Friday: passion pits and twilight zones, Kings Cross pulp fiction

“A startling and authentic story of wartime Sydney when the American ‘invasion’ turned Kings Cross into a passion pit of vice and black marketing.” Earlier this week I reviewed Louis Nowra’s terrific social history Kings Cross A Biography for the Overland Journal … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Night Squad by David Goodis

“They gave him back his badge – and sent him down into the brutal throbbing heart of the slums.” The first Pulp Friday for 2014 needs no introduction, Night Squad by the legendary US noir writer, David Goodis. The cover … Continue reading

My year in books

Will I ever come to the end of a year without the feeling I haven’t read nearly as much as I should have? Unlike other years I’ve at least got a clear list in terms of my top five reads … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: What Now My Love and the Tao of counter cultural pulp fiction

The counter culture and protest politics of the late sixties and early seventies resulted in some fascinating pulp fiction. A good example is What Now My Love by Floyd Salas, published by Grove Press in 1969. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: prison pulp

“Gripping novel about a jailbreak – The bloody, death filled minutes while a murderous convict holds all the state of Massachusetts at bay.” Jail breaks, prison life, men and woman wrongly convicted and languishing in hell hole jails, all these … Continue reading