These stories, often about Americans in Mexico and Central America, have a real retro feel about them in their bars, drinking, male lust, pulpy violence, speeding cars, women as sexy chicks who talk like men, women as nagging wives, and their tough-guy dialogue. A random pix-and-mix returns sentences like "A hive of high-octane bullets ripped through the space where we had just been..." and "For an instant I see her nude body, twisted by death, sprawled across my bed," and "Her hand plays havoc with his genitalia." Pulp fiction is a laugh, but it has to have something new in order to move, astound or really amuse me - ironic flair or novel situations or super-smart dialogue, and this was mostly pretty average. I did really like a couple of stories though - 'Samurai Avenger', a hilarious tale about an inept would-be vigilante, and the manic plotting of the last and longest story, 'No Way, Jose'. So it might be worth reading for those two, or if you're really into the genre anyway.