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The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont
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Aug 13, 11

it was ok
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Read from July 29 to August 13, 2011

A book that's subject matter (pulp fiction writers of the 1930s) is more interesting than the story that the author chooses to tell. That a book about pulps has a limp plot that limps along is a grievous sin.
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07/29/2011 page 22
6.0% "Episode One: A little over explainy at times. (Excucse me mama, but your research is showing.) Going for the pulpy feel with the pulp masters. Well it better tick along pretty smartly with enough twists to slaughter a whole hen house of chickens."
07/29/2011 page 43
11.0% "Now that was better use of research. Followed the Flash (a young Ron Hubbard) from the street side magazine sellers to the office of John Campbell and got a tour of the amazing and astounding pulp fiction entertainment system that was as dominant in its day as the internet and T.V. are now."
08/08/2011 page 234
61.0% "Rotten old Hubbard dumping all over young Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's dumb idea."

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