Category Archives: Robert Stone

My year in books: Tom Vater

I’m pleased to welcome Bangkok-based journalist and writer Tom Vater as the next contributor to the ‘my year in books’ series. Tom is the author of The Cambodian Book of the Dead, a great hard-boiled crime novel set in Cambodia, … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: interview with Iain Mcintyre, author, Sticking it to the Man!

Today’s Pulp Friday is a fascinating interview with Melbourne-based social historian Iain McIntyre, author of a new book,¬†Sticking it to the Man! Pop, Protest and Black Fiction of the Counterculture, 1964-75. Sticking it to the Man! is a roller coaster … Continue reading

Post-traumatic noir part 2: Who’ll Stop The Rain

A while ago on this blog I wrote about the 1981 Ivan Passer movie,¬†Cutter’s Way. Based ased on the 1976 cult novel Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg, it’s one of the best crime films to deal with the impact … Continue reading

WUSA

Has anyone ever done dissolute as well as Paul Newman? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hud, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, and the little known WUSA. WUSA numbers among that great batch of films made in the early seventies, … Continue reading