Taking a break from S&S and jumping into the "Men's Adventure" literature ring. I know, I know. Most of this stuff is pretty trashy, written quickly for demanding publishers for very little money. But it is the modern version of the old-time pulps of the 30's and 40's, and a few good authors cut their writing teeth creating those tales back in the day! These paperbacks from the 70's and 80's cover a pretty wide range of sub-genres, like WWII, Vietnam, American West, Cold War, Mafia and Post-Nuke. I just downloaded the Post-Nuke series Phoenix, by David Alexander, from Amazon for $9. Five books in this series, and not a bad deal. Only 100 or so pages in, but what a ride. Hyper-violent, lurid, sexist, ridiculous and completely over-the-top! It's as if the author was making fun of the whole super-masculine hero adventure; and I think he was doing it on purpose. A real hoot if you don't take it seriously. Lots of good info online at the Glorious Trash blog on all sorts of these types of books. I would like to hear from folks at this site about this pulpy goodness; anyone read this stuff? Any favorites? Don't be embarrassed, I won't judge you-I love trash!
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