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American Pulp

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The best American crime stories ever published anywhere in the world, the true "pulp fiction" of yesterday is available now in a single, inexpensive volume. This is crime fiction at its absolute best--written by such masters as David Goodis, Ross Macdonald, Craig Rice, Leigh Brackett, Mickey Spillane, and Richard Matheson, among many others.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published by Carroll Graf Publishers (first published 1997)
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Apr 11, 2008 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
"'You wouldn't refuse to help poor little me?' the beautiful blonde said. She leaned over the desk and fluttered her eyelashes at John J. Malone."

One story actually begins with these words. So many stories have a surprise ending to the point that the only surprise is when the characters retain their identities from beginning to end.

The fun is just in getting a slice of crime stories from the 50s. If you liked Double Indeminity, this is just your style. Some big names like Ed McBain/Evan Hunter,...more
Obviously any "best of" series is going to be subjective, and there are bound to be stories that click with the reader and those that just... don't. This collection is certainly interesting, and some of the stories are downright brilliant, but there are definitely a number of stories that felt a little too much like work to get through. I'd still recommend this collection to anyone interested in the pulps; there are plenty of 5 star stories in here. Some of the stand-outs, for me, were Talmage P...more
Procyon Lotor
S�, il Pulp ha dato vita a Hammett e Chandler e Spillane ecc ecc, ha allevato Tarantino ecc ecc per� se era stampato su riviste povere e per trovare qualcosa si deve fare una cernita del 99%, non � che fossero perle a cornucopie, no? Le letterature che hanno conquistato l'obiettivo - in questo caso di rimettere il delitto tra gli assassini, non tra i telefoni bianchi, sono poi poco appassionanti, in qualche modo esaurite. Qualit� oscillante, ed'� un'"accurata selezione".
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