Sometimes pulp is a detective in a fedora brandishing a revolver; sometimes it’s a rocket ship and a ray gun. Sometimes it’s more complex than that; sometimes certain basic elements are reworked and run through varying sensibilities. One can see the influence of Mickey Spillane’s stark prose on James Ellroy and David Peace, even as each brings their own particular sensibility to the table. (Related: this New York Times Magazine roundtable discussion of pulp is essential reading.) The three books discussed […]
Afternoon Bites: Pamela Houston Interviewed, Literary Superheroes, Talking “Computer Chess,” Karl Ove Knausgård, and More
Thoughts on Sarah Bruni’s superhero-influenced novel, book recommendations from Rachel Cantor, Andrew Bujalski and Penelope Houston are interviewed, and more.