Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Forgotten Books: the links to the reviews, for 21 October 2016

The weekly round-up of books and related texts the contributors feel haven't yet received sufficient attention, at least (sometimes this is less true, either because the work in question has gotten its due to some degree, whether as an impressive item with a sustained reputation, or a disappointing obscurity...or even the rare item that has a much better following than it deserves.)  This week, I fill in for Patti (Patricia) Abbott, who's celebrating the natal anniversary of her husband Phil; she'll probably be hosting again next week at the Pattinase blog.

This week in memory of Ed Gorman and Clark Howard.

Sergio Angelini: Shadow Games by Ed Gorman

set in Montreal

Bill Crider: Counterspy Express by A. S. Fleischman

Mathew Paust: The Dig by Cynan Jones

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 75th Anniversary (Columbia University) (oddly-recorded audio--the podcast sounds not much better)

As I've commented on this one (above) at YT: The condescending and half-informed manner in which the pulps are discussed here is unfortunate. EQMM didn't kill pulps, for example...prosperity and paperbacks helped, much as did tv joining radio as free-after-initial-investment entertainment. Most pulp publishers more or less migrated into paperback publishing or diversified into other sorts of magazine, when they hadn't already. Pulp magazines (the only "true" pulps) were bulky (and not by any means restricted to 128 pp), (unless trimmed at their edges) paper-chip shedding and otherwise not always the easiest things to keep around, compared to even slick magazines and digests.

--Also, the one person should've really picked up on how Everyone else pronounces "Dannay" correctly, but she doesn't.


K. A. Laity said...

Thanks for getting mine; I will amend my post to point here.

Mathew Paust said...

Thanks, Todd. As Ed might have put it:
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for all the hosting matey

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Todd. You're the best!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you for picking up mine, Todd. I didn't realize there had been a change until late yesterday. Blog was adjusted accordingly.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

So many good reviews of equally good books, a week is not enough to read them all.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, folks. Prashant, as always, you can always come back later...the links usually last for years. Even if, sadly, we all don't (and less sadly, sometimes they go away).

Patti, hope it's a good b-day celebration And, certainly, everyone's welcome for my small efforts here.