Category Archives: Pulp Fiction Thursday

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Cross On The Drum

This week’s selection is the tale of a missionary and a Voodoo houngan:

The last word goes to the Neville Brothers doing that Voodoo that they do so well:

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Plague

I can’t remember if I first read The Plague in high school or college.But I recall the profound impact it had it on me. It’s a powerful book that, according to a French speaking friend, is one of the best French to English translations ever. It’s certainly timely in the age of COVID-19.

There are many swell covers to choose from. We begin with the original hardback dust jackets.

I had to include the paperback cover on the left. It was the edition I read. It may be time to revisit it.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Epidemic

This 1961 novel continues this week’s theme; only without the exclamation point. Things are bad enough without using one.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Let Them Eat Bullets

Eat bullets? And I thought my Carnival diet was unhealthy.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: So Sharp The Razor

Bruce Graeme was of one several pen names used by Graham Montague Jeffries. He was best known for the Blackshirt series for which he used the name Richard Verill. None of those covers has the impact of this 1955 book. The title is pretty darn cool as well.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Case Of The Shoplifter’s Shoe

It’s time for our third annual Muses Thursday PFT post. Why am I repeating myself? Half the city is coming to our house later today. That’s why. Here we go again:

I know what you’re thinking: when in pulp fiction doubt, post a Perry Mason cover. Guilty as charged. It’s also relevant this Muses Thursday. That all chick krewe throws decorated shoes.

I’ve also posted a cleaned up version of the cover that I stumbled into on the artist’s website. Thanks to John Farr.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Mars Monopoly

We have side-by-side covers of a 1956 sci-fi tome by Jerry Sohl. The second cover is from an Australian edition of the book.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Espirit De Corpse

This week’s punny title is creepy but accurate. For your consideration, four titles with the word corpse in them. These book covers date from the mid-1940’s.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Space Lawyer

What’s not to love about the title Space Lawyer? Here’s the original dust cover:

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Case Of The Hated Senator

This post is dedicated to Mitch McConnell.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Space Pirate

Alternate title: A Babe, an Alien and a Space Pirate.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Cornbread Aristocrat

Many Southerners eat cabbage, black-eyed peas, and cornbread for luck on New Year’s Day. The same may be true of the title character in this book. You never can tell.

Speaking of cornbread, here’s a musical selection by my friend David Bankston:

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Advise and Consent

Impeachment has not reached the Senate, but I have Congress on my mind. Hence this pairing of a classic political novel with the poster for the fine film made from it.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: A Corpse For Christmas

Another day, another holiday themed regular feature.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: From Here To Eternity

This Saturday is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s time to celebrate the most famous book and movie adaptation set before and during the attack. Even in a crowded field of war novels, James Jones’ book stood out. The movie was pretty darn good as well.

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Thursday Turkey Day Murders

Since my Now Be Thankful post has migrated to Bayou Brief, it’s time to get back to the basics with a book cover that ran in 2015 and 2016:

As urban commie pinkos, we here at First Draft believe in recycling. This post is a rerun from last Thanksgiving with some lagniappe at the end:

If your crazy right-wing Uncle who watches too much Fox News goes off on you today, please do not re-enact this book.

How about someĀ cheesecake for dessert?

Thursday Thanksgiving Murders

When I promise lagniappe, I mean it. So do Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. This is the first time that exceedingly odd couple cooked together on teevee:

 

Pulp Fiction Thursday: The Charred Witness

The impeachment hearings ate my week. At least I’m not charred:

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Jambalaya Loverman

This post is dedicated to my friend and fellow pulp fiction aficionado Kevin Allman. He’sĀ  leaving Louisiana and returning home to California. Happy trails, amigo.

The last word goes to Emmylou Harris:

 

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Dead As A Dinosaur

It’s the first time dinosaurs have taken the starring role on Pulp Fiction Thursday. Will it be the last? Only T Rex knows for sure.

By T Rex, I meant the glam rock band: