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Appointment in Hell

2.83 of 5 stars 2.83  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 141 pages
Published March 1961 by Monarch Books
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Gil Brewer didn't like writing this book, and I didn't like reading it. Brewer didn't like writing it because its South American setting required him to do research; I didn't like reading it because Brewer's sex-driven characters aren't believable in this setting. Three men, three women, their plane has crashed in the jungle, and, yes, of course, they want to tend to their injuries, to find food . . . but the main thing they want to do is have sex . . . oh, and to find shelter, too, and maybe to...more
Kurt Reichenbaugh
It's really more of a 2.5 star rating from me. Fast-moving novel about six survivors of a plane wreck, lost in the Amazon jungle. Each one wears their own particular neurosis out in public for all the others to exploit. There is a hophead, a bully, a drunk, a stripper, a beatnik and a woman pilot who seems oddly detached whenever the others act crazy. All the women are stacked and curvy and all the men are riding the razor's edge of psychosis. It's not the jungle's fault their plight is miserabl...more
While reading this book I did a bit of an investigation, and discovered that Gil Brewer would write, "never taking more than two weeks on one, and once wrote one in three days – in fact more than one – and often in five or six days – and they all sold." ( )

Knowing this, and that the books were thought of even then as pulp/sleaze books, it's easy to cut him some slack.

This isn't a great book, not by any means, but for a quick lesson on effective dialogue...more
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Florida writer Gil Brewer (1922-1983) was the author of dozens of wonderfully sleazy sex/crime adventure novels of the 1950's and 60's, including Backwoods Teaser and Nude on Thin Ice; some of them starring private eye Lee Baron (Wild) or the brothers Sam and Tate Morgan (The Bitch) . Gil Brewer, who had not previously published any novels, began to write for Gold Medal Paperbacks in 1950-51. Brew...more
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