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