Pulp poems, book reviews, and other tidbits from the noirboiled world
Friday, July 11, 2008
Book Review: Jerry Handers and/or Rick Conte, Shame Run Wild (1964)
When I began reading this book, I was puzzled by the fact that its cover and title page list different authors. But now, having read it, I understand: No man could be brave enough to take singular credit for describing a woman as having "buxom thighs." Truly this phrase must stand as some kind of milestone in the literary history of America--if not the literary history of the world--and therefore I am awarding this novel one letter grade higher than it otherwise deserves.Grade: D
A: Excellent. I intend to read it again. B: Good. I might read it again. C: So-so. I didn't mind reading it. D: Bad. I resented reading it. F: Atrocious. I finished it only because I'm compulsive that way.