Pulp poems, book reviews, and other tidbits from the noirboiled world
Friday, June 13, 2008
Book Review: Robert C. Du Soe, The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1938)
Perhaps the most superficial pulp-noir of any reputation that I have read. Much liquor is consumed, many sexual advances are made, and many lives are endangered, but never is there so much as a peek into anyone's soul. A quick, empty read.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.