Review: Pulp Ink


Blurb: PULP INK is the bizarre, chaotic side of crime fiction. From an ass-kicking surfer on acid to an idiot savant hitboy, these tales are dark, funny, action-packed and told with all the gleeful insanity of a Tarantino flick.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll roll into the fetal position and beg for mercy. So sit back. Pour yourself a cup of joe, crack a beer, tie off – whatever you need to get comfortable – and get ready for a dose after dose of pulp action.

With stories by:
Allan Guthrie
Reed Farrel Coleman
Gary Phillips
Hilary Davidson
Matthew C. Funk
Paul D. Brazill
AJ Hayes
Michael J. Solender
Richard Godwin
Naomi Johnson
Jimmy Callaway
Sandra Seamans
Patti Abbott
Jodi MacArthur
David Cranmer
Chris F. Holm
Jason Duke
Eric Beetner
Ian Ayris
Kate Horsley
Matt Lavin
Jim Harrington
Nigel Bird
Chris Rhatigan

Review: A fun conceit — filling in all the background noise of what’s happening between the lines of the PULP FICTION soundtrack. Terrific efforts all around, some of surprising gruesomeness and hilarity, too. Too many good stories to choose just one, but among my faves the ones by MacArthur, Beetner, Brazill, Ayris, Rhatigan and Horsley. But no clunkers — for a slightly gimmicky conceit to kick things off, the writers have picked up the threads and run far. A fine collection at a bargain price.