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[Jan. 30th, 2011|06:24 pm]
Soggy Biscuits
Ok, have to get some writing in today, though no idea on what subject.
Think I am going to start working on a novel again. Pulp adventure, but before I do I want to scavenge the tone from some other books. Specifically Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison, and I'd like to find a good pulp adventure novel, but I have had no luck so far.
Hence my need to write one.
I guess I'll look for a fucking Indiana Jones novel or something, as terrible as it is likely to be. Didn't Farmer write a doc savage novel?
Not really the tone I'm looking for, but better writing I am sure.

[User Picture]From: _kit
2011-01-30 07:12 pm (UTC)
Write me a story about running away to the circus :)
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[User Picture]From: frla
2011-01-31 08:05 pm (UTC)
Done and done.
It's on my LJ.
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[User Picture]From: caveman
2011-01-30 07:16 pm (UTC)

Jim Thompson

Have you read any Jim Thompson? He wrote some excellent pulp novels. He was very into intricate plans of the main character completely unraveling. Often involving lots of killing as things just got worse and worse.
Pop. 1280 is one of his best. Savage Night is the strangest. (The publisher tried to make him change the ending because they didn't think it made any sense. He said no. So they asked him to explain it. He said no.) He also wrote the book The Getaway. (Which was made into an absolutely horse-shit movie.)
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[User Picture]From: frla
2011-01-31 08:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Jim Thompson

I haven't read anything of his that I know of.
I'll check out Pop. 1280, for sure.
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