[PW] Friday's "Forgotten" Books: links to reviews, citations, etc.

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 5 11:22:22 PST 2016


This week, Patricia Abbott leads off with her review of Ed Gorman's GHOST TOWN, and then provides the links to the following reviews at the page found here:

http://pattinase.blogspot.com/2016/02/fridays-forgotten-books-february-5-2016.html

Sergio Angelini, LULLABY, Ed McBain
Joe Barone, A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS, Larry D. Swearzy
Elgin Bleeker, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, Stuart Woods 
Bill Crider, HAIL STORME, W.L, Ripley 
Scott Cupp, BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, Bill Crider
Martin Edwards, LOBELIA GROVE, Anthony Rolls 
Rick Horton, THE GINGER STAR, Leigh Brackett
Jerry House, CAPTIVE, the Gordons 
Nick Jones, Desmond Quarry's Mr. Pilgrim 
George Kelley, THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON: A 35 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE 
Margot Kinberg, MAXIMUM BOB, Elmore Leonard
Rob Kitchin, SLOW HORSES, Mick Herron
B.V. Lawson, HARBINGERS OF FEAR, Dorothy Sumpson 
Evan Lewis, CONAN, THE DEFENDER, Robert Jordan 
Steve Lewis/Walter Albert, JO GAR'S CASEBOOK, Raoul Whitfield
Todd Mason, THE LITTLE MAGAZINE IN AMERICA: A MODERN DOCUMENTARY HISTORY edited by Elliott Anderson and Mary Kinzie 
J.F. Norris, SO BAD A DEATH, June Wright 
Matt Paust, THE COLD WAR SWAP, Ross Thomas
J. Kingston Pierce, BLACK WINGS HAS MY ANGEL, Elliot Chaze 
James Reasoner, HELL ROARIN TEXAS TOWN, Robert Denver 
Kevin Tipple/Barry Ergang, KILLERS ARE MY MEAT, Stephen Marlowe 
TomCat,LATE,LATE IN THE EVENING, Gladys Mitchell 
TracyK, TRUST ME ON THIS, Donald E. Westlake 
Prashant Trikannad, THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE CIRCLE, Erle Stanley Gardner

Something I don't usually do, but for the hell of it, here's a passage from my review this week:
"And how people loop in and out of the magazine culture as documented here...August Derleth, the Wisconsin regionalist, horror fiction writer, Lovecraft devotee/Arkham House editor and publisher, and Solar Pons (ersatz Sherlock Holmes) chronicler, was also a bit of a labor radical early in his literary career, and a contributor in the 1930s to The Anvil, the Proletarian litmag which was merged with (and co-opted by) Partisan Review; Derleth reappears in 1958 as a force for reaction, as the sole prosecution witness from the literary community against the (rather slick) magazine Big Table, founded to feature contents of a suppressed issue of Chicago Review, which was pulled from circulation by the University of Chicago after Chicago Daily News complaints of the Beat literature and other Filth published there; the Post Office censors decided, in those immediately pre-Lenny Bruce-prosecution years, to get upset about The Naked Lunch excerpts and Kerouac contributions in the new magazine (speaking of those who recur in history: Judge Julius J. Hoffman found in favor of Big Table as not obscene, a decade before presiding over the Chicago Seven trial)."

Todd Mason
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2016/01/fridays-forgotten-books-teenspell.html
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2016/01/ffm-triquarterly-49-science-fiction.html
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2016/02/ffb-little-magazine-in-america-modern.html


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