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Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hip Pocket Sleaze is an introduction to the world of vintage, lurid adult paperbacks. Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction during the 1960s and 1970s and reviewing many of the key titles, the book takes an informed look at the various genres and markets from this enormously prolific era, from groundbreaking gay and lesbian-themed books to the Armed Services Editions. I ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Headpress (first published January 1st 2005)
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People interested in the world of adult paperbacks and trashy novels have had to glean information from obscure journals and micro-press monographs. While quite a few of those accounts end up in John Harrison's excellent book, there is also a tremendous amount of original research and specially commissioned articles. You'll also find checklists of writers, artists and publishers, the lifeblood of serious collectors, and very much needed in a publishing realm where artists and writers usually wor ...more
Full of interviews and reviews and catalogs of books, which makes this a solid companion for the collector. The subtitle, though, is a bit misleading as other genres and film rags are discussed and cataloged. Does have a great extensive index and that is crucial for a book with so much content. Overall, a huge compendium of material from the 1960s and 1970s era of the, shall we say, non-mainstream paperbacks.
Ralph Carlson
While not what I expected it is still an interesting read.
Joseph Patchen
What a review I have on!!!
If you ever wondered the history of the adult paperback, this is a damn good book to learn it.

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