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    REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler I'm of two minds about this collection as I am many of Penzler's collections There is almost a knee jerk reaction to give this five stars just because it exists There is no doubt that there is some great stuff here Names like Hammett Cain Paul and James M Chandler Gardner Nebel Charters and Cornell Woolrich fill these pages If you're a fan o

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler Holy Toledo after living with The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps for nearly three months I finally made it to the endIt’s tempting to give this beast of a book five stars for sheer volume alone Containing two full length novels alongside dozens of novellas and short stories 53 tales in all it's a wide ranging survey of the taut gritty style of hard boiled crime story pioneered by Black Mask magazine in the

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY REVIEW The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps This book offers a broad overview of pulp fiction Some of the prose is uneven And some is admittedly substandard And then there are those stories by Woolrich dark and moody and then suddenly frenetic and fast paced There are stories by masters of the genre Hammett Chandler Cain Gardner The great stories sparkly and crackle with tension and suspense And the not so great stories are forgiveable because the writers were onl

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler Getting a limited amount of time to write any story and receiving the rather measily salary of a penny per word don't seem like the perfect writing condictions for any writer who wants to be taken seriously Still a great deal of young writers would start off in the pulps during the 1920's through 40's before becoming bigtime novel published authors Both critically and publicly highly respected crimewriters like Raymond Chandler Dashiel H

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    REVIEW The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY I love pulp fiction Yeah that’s right I said pulp fiction suare jawed tough guys devilish dames and trouble with

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    REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY Trying to read this tome straight through is like accepting the personal challenge of an all you can eat buffet Some of the stories are terrific Raymond Chandler is one of my favorite authors ever and Hammet and Woolrich shine as well some are mediocre and formulaic and some are lousy and not worth the effort it takes to get to the

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    REVIEW The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY Finally finished reading 1000 pager I am a huge fan of the Noir genre Chandler Garner Cain and the whole gang I really enjoy watching Noir Alley on TCM Eddie Muller is the host who is wonderfully informative in the filming production and casting of these movies Watch it Saturday night at 11The book is loaded with stories that were

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler Cover blurb The best crime stories from the pulps during their golden age the '20s '30s '40sThis collection of pulp fiction weighs in at 1141 pages of stories about crime fighters villains and dames The stories written for cheap magazines that paid writers a penny a word or less for fast moving formulaic fiction vary in uality and length but have much in common absurd action slangy dialogue chain smoking whiskey slugging detectives and pol

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    REVIEW The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler Otto Penzler Õ 8 SUMMARY PART ONETHE CRIMEFIGHTERSHarlan Coben IntroductionPaul Cain One Two ThreeDashiell Hammett The Creeping SiameseErle Stanley Gardner Honest MoneyHorace McCoy Frost Rides AloneThomas Walsh Double CheckCharles G Booth Stag PartyLeslie T

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    REVIEW The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps] AUTHOR Otto Penzler I had been reading this book for several weeks picking off stories and authors like a Dime Detective would pick off a cheap

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REVIEW Ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Otto Penzler

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps

SUMMARY ¿ The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps The biggest the boldest the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled Weighing in at over a thousand pages containing over forty seven stories and two novels this book is big baby bigger and powerful than a freight train a bullet couldn’t pass through it Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask Dime Detective Detective Fiction Weekly and These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs I m of two minds about this collection as I am many of Penzler s collections There is almost a knee jerk reaction to give this five stars just because it exists There is no doubt that there is some great stuff here Names like Hammett Cain Paul and James M Chandler Gardner Nebel Charters and Cornell Woolrich fill these pages If you re a fan of pulp andor these writers however you might already have read Chandler s Killer in the Rain the short story he later expanded into The Big Sleep and the rather famous Red Wind The same goes for some of these other names and stories here which are well known to those who enjoy the hardboiled pulp genre of another era or eras as the case may beThough it s nice that these familiar names and stories are included in this massive book if you re fairly well read on 20s 30s and 40s pulp the real reason to pick this one up would be the lesser known authors and stories from the higher end detective pulps And therein exists my caveat to this collection Penzler appears to have a bias against what is considered the B level of pulp magazines and some of the authors who wrote in them To my point one of Fred MacIsaac s great Rambler stories could very easily have replaced one of Penzler s picks I might understand the omission of Robert Leslie Bellem s Dan Turner Hollywood Detective stories due to the slightly salacious for the time period situations and dialog had Penzler not thrown in Sally the Sleuth comics I actually like Sally the Sleuth they are great fun But ignoring Bellem s Dan Turner stories with their racy situations and over the top dialog while including Sally the Sleuth is rather eye rolling It makes one speculate that inclusions and exclusions had to do with what could be obtained rather than what should be hereSo a few lackluster choices coupled with the glaring omission of Robert Bellem Norvell Page and Fred MacIsaac make this one hit and miss for me I am glad I have it because in one book I have some of the great stories from those pulp giants I cited at the beginning of the review all of whom are revered today Many of those stories are four and five star gems and Penzler is to be commended for gathering these into one book However I was ho hum about some of the other stories chosen and even so because of some glaring at least to me omissions I realize that this was meant to be the high end of the pulp magazine stories but stillStory choices are a matter of personal taste of course But seriously no Fred MacIsaac and no Robert Bellem not to mention a conspicuously absent Norvell Page in The Big Book of Pulps gives this one a downgrade because those writers best pulp stories are miles better than some of the picks here in my opinion Pulps weren t literature they were supposed to be entertaining and having those three guys absent here in my opinion is eyebrow raising Koursk - L’été où Staline a vaincu Hitler of Pulp writing ever assembled Weighing in at Un train en hiver over a thousand pages containing 1941 over forty seven stories and two novels this book is big baby bigger and powerful than a freight train a bullet couldn’t pass through it Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask Dime Detective Detective Fiction Weekly and These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs I m "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." Version integrale. of two minds about this collection as I am many Des sauvages, ou Voyage de Samuel Champlain, de Brouage, (Éd.1603) of Penzler s collections There is almost a knee jerk reaction to give this five stars just because it exists There is no doubt that there is some great stuff here Names like Hammett Cain Paul and James M Chandler Gardner Nebel Charters and Cornell Woolrich fill these pages If you re a fan Petite Histoire de France: Vingt siècles d'Histoire illustrés de 60 lithographies et dessins des XIXe et XX siècles of pulp andor these writers however you might already have read Chandler s Killer in the Rain the short story he later expanded into The Big Sleep and the rather famous Red Wind The same goes for some L'encyclopédie de la chanson française : Des années 40 à nos jours of these "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." other names and stories here which are well known to those who enjoy the hardboiled pulp genre L’histoire de France: Chronologie - De Vercingétorix à la Ve République (Petit guide t. 1) of another era Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris (complet en deux volumes et un supplément) on 20s 30s and 40s pulp the real reason to pick this Histoire et dictionnaire de la Révolution française : 1789-1799 one up would be the lesser known authors and stories from the higher end detective pulps And therein exists my caveat to this collection Penzler appears to have a bias against what is considered the B level Les rois de France: La monarchie de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI 987 à 1792 - Chronologie (Petit guide t. 38) one "Ma vie avec Louis XIV..." T2 of Penzler s picks I might understand the Le Second Empire: « Que sais-je ? » n° 739 of Robert Leslie Bellem s Dan Turner Hollywood Detective stories due to the slightly salacious for the time period situations and dialog had Penzler not thrown in Sally the Sleuth comics I actually like Sally the Sleuth they are great fun But ignoring Bellem s Dan Turner stories with their racy situations and Guide du prospecteur et du chercheur de trésor : Ou l'art de découvrir les fortunes enfouies over the top dialog while including Sally the Sleuth is rather eye rolling It makes Un homme, une voix ? Histoire du suffrage universel one speculate that inclusions and exclusions had to do with what could be Farewell. Conséquences géopolitiques d'une grande opération d'espionnage (Histoire) obtained rather than what should be hereSo a few lackluster choices coupled with the glaring Guide historique du Paris libertin omission Manuel du politiquement correct of Robert Bellem Norvell Page and Fred MacIsaac make this Histoire de Rouen one hit and miss for me I am glad I have it because in Le guide du pèlerin : Codex de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle attribué à Aymeri Picaud (XIIe siècle) one book I have some L'âme des lieux - la revue - numéro 2 (2) of the great stories from those pulp giants I cited at the beginning HISTOIRE DE LA FRANCE. : Des origines à nos jours of the review all Les premiers hommes du Sud-Ouest : Préhistoire dans le Pays Basque, le Béarn, les Landes of whom are revered today Many Les Vêtements de la Liberté : Abécédaire des Pratiques Vestimentaires Françaises de 1780 à 1800 one book However I was ho hum about some L'âme des lieux - numéro 4 (04) other stories chosen and even so because Dictionnaire amoureux des reines of some glaring at least to me Je me souviens du canal Saint-Martin omissions I realize that this was meant to be the high end Gastronomie française : Histoire et géographie d'une passion (Nouvelles Etudes Historiques) of the pulp magazine stories but stillStory choices are a matter Jardins et Châteaux : De la Côte d'Azur of course But seriously no Fred MacIsaac and no Robert Bellem not to mention a conspicuously absent Norvell Page in The Big Book La Restauration. Les idées et les hommes: Les idées et les hommes one a downgrade because those writers best pulp stories are miles better than some Dictionnaire amoureux des sixties of the picks here in my Le siècle de saint Louis opinion Pulps weren t literature they were supposed to be entertaining and having those three guys absent here in my Dictionnaire des Beaux-Arts d'Eugène Delacroix opinion is eyebrow raising

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SUMMARY ¿ The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps Of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder This is crime fiction at its gritty best Including • Three stories by Raymond Chandler Cornell Woolrich Erle Stanley Gardner and Dashiell Hammett• Complete novels from Carroll John Daly the man who invented the hard boiled detective and Fredrick Nebelone of the masters of the form• A never before published Dashiell Hammett story• Every other major pulp writer of the time including Pa Getting a limited amount of time to write any story and receiving the rather measily salary of a penny per word don t seem like the perfect writing condictions for any writer who wants to be taken seriously Still a great deal of young writers would start off in the pulps during the 1920 s through 40 s before becoming bigtime novel published authors Both critically and publicly highly respected crimewriters like Raymond Chandler Dashiel Hammett James M Cain and Erle Stanley Gardner started off in these magazines and proved that the word pulp comes from the low uality paper on which their stories were printed rather then the uality of the stories themselvesThe vast collection of short stories and novellas contained in this phoneregister sized book show the very best of pre WW2 tales of passion crime and revenge Subtle might not always apply best to these stories yet the very basics of great storytelling are found within each of them Heroes villians love death and redemption are strong recurring themes and it s remarkable how well these stories have stood the test of time Chandler s Red Wind is as strong as it was when first published in 1938 The very same can be said of Leslie T White s subtlely titled The City of Hell or Woolrich s highly enjoyable The Dilemma with the Dead Lady These were writers with huge literary potential and their bright futures shine through in these talesThis is crimewriting pur sang Anybody who enjoyed classic tales of crime like The Big Sleep The Maltese Falcon or The Postman Always Rings Twice and wants to return to the very source of it all or anyone who s new to this classic genre because this is the perfect place to start off should get their mitts on the Big Book of Pulps

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SUMMARY ¿ The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps Ul Cain Steve Fisher James M Cain Horace McCoy and manymany of whom you’ve probably never heard• Three deadly sections–The Crimefighters The Villains and Dames–with three unstoppable introductions by Harlan CobenHarlan Ellison and Laura Lippman Featuring • Plenty of reasons for murder all of them good• A kid so smart–he’ll die of it• A soft hearted loan shark’s legman learning–the hard way–never to buy a strange blonde a hamburger• The uncanny “Moon Man” and his mad money victims From the Trade Paperback editio Cover blurb The best crime stories from the pulps during their golden age the 20s 30s 40sThis collection of pulp fiction weighs in at 1141 pages of stories about crime fighters villains and dames The stories written for cheap magazines that paid writers a penny a word or less for fast moving formulaic fiction vary in uality and length but have much in common absurd action slangy dialogue chain smoking whiskey slugging detectives and policemen sexist treatment of women and minimal description of settings invariably dark and dangerousThe size of the collection and the variety of authors of varying abilities brought together in this large collection made me take notice of a couple of interesting and sometimes disturbing themes I had not noticed reading past pulp fiction an underlying assumption of racism The gang members are invariably Italian while policemen and detectives often have Irish names setting up an unspoken racial conflict between the older Irish and newer Itialian immigrants African Americans are usually stereotyped as grotesuely obseuious or referred to by a variety of ethnic slurs not repeatable today The racism is part of the visceral language and violent action of the heroes in these stories and therefore most disturbingly not just acceptable but expected and relished by contemporary readers the driving impetus of Prohibition While the liuor ban was in effect during this entire period alcohol was readily available and heavily consumed but its supply was controlled by criminals and its demand was driven by weak men and women who freuented dark places which bred crime and social disorder Nowhere in these stories is there any debate about the value of Prohibition it is merely part of the background that is blithely ignored by all classes and races and even the legal system itself classism directed both upward toward the wealthy and downward to the poorest The rich are at best objects of envy and usually derogated as weak stupid grasping or undeserving usurpers of the labor of those below them this feeling is shared by both the criminals and the crime fighters in these stories the crime fighters often with the hinted feeling that they are unwilling and underpaid lackeys guarding riches they will never touchMeanwhile at the bottom rung of society the poorest while sometimes the beneficiaries of Robin Hoods who disperse their criminal gains downward most often face the irrational hatred of those just above them on the social ladder whose grip on the rung depends on their stolen wealthy Even the most sympathetic policemen consider the poor to be the breeding ground of the criminal element the cynical seem to blame the criminal mind on the weakness of poverty an absence of technology particularly cell phones that made it possible for those who wanted to disappear to do so with a readiness not possible today Without the ubiuitous cell phone it is amazing the number of times in every story that the intrepid detective or scheming criminal must plan his next actions around the location of an available phone Drug stores are most often freuented to find a phone booth not to make a purchaseA serious study of these elements in the extant body of pulp fiction would be a fascinating companion to the history of the United States in the 1920s through 1940s In the meantime the reader can enjoy these stories The sheer size of the collection given the limitations of the genre lead to some repetitiveness but the reader can understand and enjoy the ualities of the better writers and the endearing campiness of the worst

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