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Bad Girls Need Love Too

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Anxious to undress, these dangerous dolls ply their womanly wares to get whatever they want: men, power and sex - lots of sex. Yet to quench their fiery desires they crave more, much more. See, even sultry sinners long for love.

'Bad Girls Need Love Too' is a frolicking celebration of pulp fiction floozies doomed to keep looking for love in all the wrong places. Thankfully,
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ebook, 194 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Krause Publications (first published December 8th 2010)
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Dan Schwent
Bad Girls Need Love Too is a collection of covers of smut paperbacks from the 1960s. What more of a description do you need than that?

This book is almost 200 pages and I'd say maybe 20 have text on them. What little text that can be found is cheesy/smutty excepts from the novels. The rest are covers depicting women in varying states of undress. I could talk about the use of light and shadows or chiarascuro (which I know I did not spell right) but you know what you're getting into if you pick thi
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Sparrow
Jun 08, 2012 Sparrow rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sparrow by: karen
I love propaganda. I love its extremeness and enthusiasm, even when that enthusiasm is applied to some of the weirdest ideas. I mean, propaganda has come up with some great images for women. There’s our girl, Rosie:

Rosie the Riveter

And then I’ll always love this one, which I think was one of my first avatars on goodreads:

My marxist feminist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard

And, then, we’ve got this whole bodice rippers dare going, so karen sent me this half-rad half-disturbing collection of pulp covers. Thank you, karen! It is pretty awesome as a collection of cra
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Gerry
I love those pulp fiction paperbacks with the racy covers so when I saw a book on the celebration of the art I just couldn't resist buying it. The result was a delightful read and an even more engaging viewing of some of the great covers that decorated pulp fiction titles in the 1950s and 1960s.

There are over 150 examples of book cover art within these covers and the majority of them have some of the words from the book that titillate readers of this genre. Those that don't have the strap lines
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Michael
Hier werden die Pulps der 50iger und 60iger zelebriert: Ungefähr 100 Cover der einschlägigen Massmarket-Paperbacks mit spärlich bekleideten Damen, kurvenreich und arm an Skrupeln. Die Unbefangenheit, mit der hier die weiblichen Modelle zur Schau gestellt werden, wäre heute undenkbar, und doch: ein Zeitdokument, das einfach gute Laune macht beim Betrachten, zumal jeweils kurze Textpassagen aus dem jeweiligen literarischen Schatzkästchen dabei sind, die in ihrer Raffinesse ihresgleichen suchen, a ...more
Ela Kaimo
When I bought it, I thought it was a collection of stories in one book. It's actually a book of pulp fiction covers and excerpts. I was a little disappointed, seeing as I wanted to read pulp fiction, but this book gave me a pretty good idea of what it is. A sexy, fun read.
P.S. I tried reading this on a bus, and people kept staring because it has large color photos of half-naked women. #embarrassing
BikerDude
One could read this in 30-60 mins. Took me 4-5 hrs cuz the book "forced" me to go onto interweb and find out more about the artists, publishers and authors. High quality binding and high gloss thick pages. I learned a lot about pprbk through book. I collect digest-sized sleaze pprbcks and this book helps one round out and enlarge one's knowledge about these books and artists. Increased my want list! Once or twice i tried to read some of these seeing as how they were in my house...largely unreada ...more
Hester
I wish I had a time machine, that way I could go back and raid all of the drug stores and train stations that carried these wonderful little treasures of throw away exploitive literature and bring them back to the present. Pulp fiction covers are pure gold, they're seductive, trashy, and the art is amazing, it's crazy to think these dime store trifles had such creative, bold and dirty images. Their titles were awesome, who wouldn't want to read a book called Run, Lez, Run? I'm sure the only thin ...more
Colleen
According to Gary Lovisi, bad girls are "what mothers warn their sons to stay away from, and pray their daughters will never become." That phrase alone makes this book irresistible to a book lover/pulp enthusiast like myself. The titles of the books themselves are priceless, but the cover art (by artists like Paul Rader, Robert McGinnis and Robert Maguire and many others) is a great guilty pleasure, as are the excerpts from several of the back covers. Lovisi must have had a hard time narrowing d ...more
Robert Beveridge
Gary Lovisi (ed.), Bad Girls Need Love Too: Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction (Krause Publications, 2010)

I'm never quite sure what to do when it comes to rating books like this—in this case, a collection of lurid covers of pulp novels, mostly (if not all) from the fifties. It's very much a vertical-market piece; if the subject matter interests you, you want the book, and if it doesn't, there's not a great deal the book (this book, at least) is going to do to change your mind on the subject. Lo
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Steven
This one is not aimed at collectors. It’s art for art’s sake for those who like this style of art. 190 pages of covers plus text that is either back jacket copy or excerpts from the novel to give a flavor of the style of the writing beneath the covers. Beautifully done but should have been coffee table size.
Joshua
Nice collection of pulp GGA covers. Alhough short, love how their were quick exerprts from some of the books.
Mel
This was quite a nice collection of pulp covers. I've been starting a little collection of queer pulp novels and it was nice to recognise some familiar authors in these pages. I only managed to add a few books from here to my wishlist though as many of these were no longer availble. The passages that were copied were all rather silly. These mostly seemed more like bad porn than anything else. Still the covers were fun. There was even a biracial couple in the 60s which I'd never seen in a pulp be ...more
Jeff
Enjoyable but too short and not every book has a blurb.
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