Science fiction, pulp and anything else that takes my fancy. I review everything I read.
The Big Nowhere
“Finsky on the fucker with the spot on his back"
"The Big Nowhere" is a good rich experience but taking me time to get through. Worth it though.
“The goats always won”
Charles Bigger, a five foot gangland killer who offed his own brother and disappeared without a conviction, is contacted by “the Man” to retire one Jake Winroy, a witness abou...
“Lady, one trip through that thing is enough for me”
Paris times two. One which Hitler never invaded but nevertheless the scene of rising fascism and a mysterious death. The other is a ruin on a destroyed, uninhabitable Earth, c...
“I must have the package, Señor Colby. It is more important to me than I can say"
Lightweight piffle. One year after John Huston put “The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” into cinemas Old Man Lovejoy – a ‘heart case in a wheel chair, with a good-looking nurse’...
“Her hubby was a crook and I had his supply in the hotel safe”
Sex-bomb manipulates player into offing her money-bags husband but the person really pulling the strings is the author. This starts off in familiar waters but Block’s plot tur...
"Death will die"
A vast, all-you-can-eat, SF buffet. Probably off-puttingly long for those trying to cram in 250 books in a year and whether or not the story actually needs an entire chapter o...
The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
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