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The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction - Volume 2 (The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, #2)

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The follow-up to 2008's successful first collection featuring stories by Indra Soundar Rajan, Medhavi, Jeyaraj, Pushpa Thangadorai, Rajesh Kumar, Indumathi, M.K.Narayanan, and Resakee


A young woman’s fascination with blue films leads to A BIZARRE MURDER!
A bloodline of debauched maharajas falls prey to AN EVIL CURSE!
A beautiful girl uses karate to retrieve A STOLEN IDOL!
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Paperback, 467 pages
Published 2011 by Blaft Publications (first published 2010)
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Arun Divakar
It was only natural that I would return to this series. A year or so ago, I read the first installment and liked the brainless entertainment it offered. The reading is effortless, the lines cheesy, the action non stop and the dialog unintentionally funny ! Welcome to the world of Indian pulp ! While Tamil pulp fiction might not represent the entire plethora that India has to offer, it definitely is dynamite. You get monsters, broad-chested policemen, women with swaying hips and heaving bosoms, m ...more
Chelsea Mcgill
From my blog: http://thegloballycurious.blogspot.in...

In this second volume of Blaft's Tamil Pulp Fiction anthology, the editors have chosen to translate full-length novels and novellas from a variety of authors, including one from Singapore. Whereas a majority of the pieces in the first anthology were detective stories (a fact I mentioned in my review), this volume is mainly horror focused.

The stories include:

"The Palace of Kottaipuram" (1990) by Indra Soundar Rajan

The royal family has been h
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Swapna Sundar
read the first story in this anthology, and thought the translation by Pritham Chakravarthy was brilliant.

The story was also well chosen - representing all that tamil pulp is well known for - battles between men fought on the person of women (virgin pubescent girls), status quo-ist plot lines, and two-dimensional characters.
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I did like the Indra Soundar Rajan's Kottaipuratthu veedu. But didnt like the kind of English used.
Apt title, its just pulp fiction!
Dhiraj Sharma
You may like to go thru my review written for TPF (Vol-I).

The stories of TPL Vol-II are more or less in line with those in Vol-I in terms of substance.
A few brilliant ones but mostly crap meant to titillate the lowest denominator.
However if you are game for road side fiction and don't mind leaving all the logic and reasoning aside, then go for it.
Pooja T
I loved the first set of stories I pretty much right away bought this book. I loved this set of stories too. Though this collection has way more horror stories (which I personally love) and less of a mixed bag than the first anthology. I enjoyed the stories, even though some of them were fairly predictable, this was an enjoyable read.
Harini
Pulp fiction, sometimes a little trite, but a decent insight on Tamil magazine stories that our mums and grandmums used to pore over, especially for me, because I cant read Tamil and this is as close as it can ever get, to reading the originals.
Pranay
The stories in the second part of Tamil pulp fiction were really just average. No great shakes. A bit disappointed. 2.5 stars.
Debarati
An enjoyable bunch of stories but I preferred the first volume's range of pulp fiction.
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