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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of shorts, with a fantastic prompt!, 3 Sept. 2011
This review is from: PULP INK (Kindle Edition)
Pulp Ink is a collection of short stories based on soundtrack titles from the movie Pulp Fiction. Featuring writers of the calibre of Allan Guthrie, Eric Beetner, Ian Ayris, Paul D. Brazill, Matthew C. Funk, Nigel Bird, Patti Abbott, Chris Rhatigan and many more.

All the stories have that extra edge you find with these type of collections. Noir at its best, Pulp Ink manages to combine hard hitting prose with some excellent writing, pulling together some great writers you'll have heard of, with some you may not of come across before and pulling off a great anthology of short stories, with nary a bad one amongst the bunch.

Some stand out from the crowd however...

Eric Beetner with Zed's Dead Baby, is on top form here. Fast paced, dark and dangerous. An excellent example of a short story being on par with a longer novel. Great characters and fantastically woven plot, in such a short space of time.

Ian Ayris with Surf Rider, a great introduction to Ayris' uncompromising storytelling. That Surf Rider rides man...

Paul D. Brazill with A Peter Ord Investigation, Paul is the venerable master of the short story and he doesn't disappoint with this one. Great weaving of story and characters, sharp and dark. Excellent.

Nigel Bird with A Whole Lot of Rosie...Bird has his own style, which is on show here. A twisted tale with a great main character.

AJ Hayes with Padre...another excellent story which packs a mean punch. Look forward to reading more and more from Hayes.

Chris Rhatigan with The October 17 Economic Development Committee Meeting...long title, but short story. Well written, great characters, well plotted and contains one of my favourite closing lines I've read all year. Not to be missed!

Hilary Davidson with This Little Piggy...the best story you'll ever read about feet in your lifetime. Great stuff.

And Matthew C. Funk with You Never Can Tell...I've espoused about Funk's writing style in the past. But I'll repeat it again, if you haven't read anything by Funk before, you must do so fast. This dude is going places, a fantastic writer who, I'll say it again, never fails to pack a punch with his stories and this no exception.

These are just some of my favourites, but there's another bunch of stories I could of mentioned, Allan Guthrie's story is excellent as is Patti Abbot's and Chris F. Holm's, I seriously couldn't find a bad thing to say about any of the stories included. There's something in each story, a few lines on each can't really do it justice.

An excellent collection, well put together and all for a bargain price. Highly recommended for all noir fans.
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