Friday, November 25, 2011

The lineup for Pulp Modern #2:

PATRICIA ABBOTT

STEVEN AXELROD

STEPHEN G. EONNAU

MATTHEW C. FUNK

JC HEMPHILL

JEROME K. JEROME

DAVID JAMES KEATON

JOHN KENYON

CHRIS LA TRAY

MICHAEL MORECI

LELAND NEVILLE

WILLIAM DYLAN POWELL

JEREMY SHANE

JACK WEBSTER


Look for issue number two in early December. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Latest Reviews of Pulp Modern

Here are a couple of ace reviews of PULP MODERN:

First, read what Elizabeth A. White has to say about the matter.

Then, head on over to Death by Killing and take in Chris Rhatigan's review.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in this process.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A genuine expert on MANIFESTO DESTINATION offers a fantastic review

Here's a review of MANIFESTO DESTINATION that demonstrates the reader really, really understood the characters:



Elmore Leonard is an alcoholic, depressed p.i. with a lot of baggage. And once his ex-girlfriend, Felicia, asks him to do some investigations things go from bad to worse. Fast.



The author could have written a typical, genre novel, but Cizak elevates Manifesto Destination into a class of its own. It's like Raymond Chandler with a healthy dose of A Clockwork Orange. In addition, the characters aren't merely stock villains and heroes. They are treated with a surprising and unexpected tenderness. Their motivations are clear, if misguided. Rather than being peopled by evil stereotypes, Cizak's seedy underbelly of Indianapolis is populated by hurt, sad, injured and frightened people. Elmore is possibly the most damaged of them all.


I'd very much like to read more.



"Fred," I will see to it that you get more to read.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Due Respect #17: MARIE SHIELDS

Something a little different this month.  Marie Shields provides us with three examples of flash fiction.  Gut-wrenching stories about abused women and one light-hearted story about a woman who turns things around.  Stop on over at All Due Respect and let her know what you think of her work.