Thursday, February 1, 2007

Two Pulpy Traditions Get the Lit'ry Treatment

I've been meaning to say something intelligent about these two essays for weeks now, but it looks like that's not going to happen. So I'm just going to dump the links.

Michael Chabon makes a cool survey of post-apocalyptic fiction by way of reviewing Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Sure wish I could get my hands on the John Collier book he mentions without paying collector prices. WARNING: This review is a spoiler, more criticism than review. Read only after you've read the novel, which you should do by the way.

And Barry Hannah writes about noir fiction in Oxford American. I'd heard about/read most of the books he mentions, but the Richard Hugo mystery was new on me.

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