Tag Archives: Pulp

I, The Jury

When people who don’t have much first-hand experience with reading hardboiled detective fiction imitate the style, they’re imitating Mickey Spillane. Every sentence is boiling over with hate and disgust. Every thought is of violence.

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Kim

Kim is the sort of hardboiled detective story that the pulp paperback industry could produce in its sleep, peppered with enough fist-fights, shoot-outs, and sex to keep the slim volume well-packed.

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Forever and a Death

Donald E. Westlake, best known for his “Parker” series of thrillers, was hired to write a James Bond movie. In the end, the script was not used, but Westlake reworked the story into an original novel.

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