Pulp Fiction

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by BillyNoMates, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Harking back over the decades, I have fond memories of this great unwashed Western anti-hero - The Loner (Edge, book 1) by George G Gilman and I practically purchased a "book a week" (the same speed at which the author seemed to get 'em published). There just does not seem to be any pulp fiction for the masses anymore , they all cost a flippin' fortune and in my opinion, most of the stuff on the shelves don't entertain half as much as the mountains of paperbacks that passed off as fiction w-a-y back then. Anyone else out there recall reading-fodder that simply entertained ones brain, without the requirement to keep flicking back a chapter just to find out what exactly the f*ck is/was going on?
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  2. Try a book called The guns of the south by Harry turledove'
    It's an American civil war novel where South African time travelers equip the confederate army with AK-47 rifles and so rewrite the outcome of the war and history.
  3. Billy, invest in a kindle, Ipad or a tablet PC. Hundreds of books priced from £0.00 to a few quid in every genre. I rarely buy paper based books these days
  4. Does anyone remember the 'Nick Carter' secret agent paperbacks from the early 70's?- like the 'Edge' books they seemed to be churned out on a regular basis.
  5. Going to get Kindled up for my Birthday (July). Even so - an electronic reading machine won't keep me out of the charity shops and a quiet browse through their limitless supply of good old books.
  6. The Sven Hassell books are another series that springs to mind in a similar vein .
  7. Still got a couple of those books
  8. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Try The Works, they usually have a three books for a fiver deal going, all new and fairly recent.

    There used to be some one that wrote Westerns who seemed to come out with a book a week. Zane Grey?
  9. Maybe J.T. Edson ?
  10. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    You could be right Andy
  11. This is bringing back good memories......Sven Hassel, Edge plus JT Edson'.s outpourings. Got a Kindle last chrimbo and it's ace however I also got hold of an original "Very Ordinary Seaman" by JP Mallelieu a couple of weeks ago which is overdue for re-reading. A Kindle is brilliant but not quite the same as a "real" book.
  12. Agree with you there Wrecker, Enjoy my Kindle but still like the "feel " of a real book
  13. At that time ( 1970s) I was an avid reader of his books.
  14. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Wrecker feels the same about his blow up doll (smilie)
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  15. Unfortunately the blow up doll is no more, she sprang a leak and I used the puncture repair outfit on the wrong holes!!
  16. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I've told you before, take your teeth out before nibbling her neck.
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  17. Nimbling her neck???? Is that some local Dawzett custom?
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  18. I admit the electronic books do not feel quite right, and I still buy my favorite authors in print, and as I cannot normally wait for the paperbacks of certain series I get them in hardback, but the big advantage of an I-reader apart from getting cheap books, is the range of books you have almost instant access to, no bookshop can compete (although I miss browsing as the only decent bookshop in town has closed and what is left do not carry very large ranges of SciFi, Heroic/historical fiction that I tend to go for)
  19. Mrs Stirling Mk 1 had every book he ever published, shelf upon shelf.

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