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I have read almost everything Robin Talley has place out and loved each one, and Pulp was no exception. Before I obtain into my thoughts, let’s take a min to appreciate the cover on this book. I feel like the designer did a amazing job capturing the pulp fiction essence, and I have major heart eyes whenever I look at it.Pulp follows the stories of two young queer women from two various time periods, Janet in the 1950’s and Abby in the show day. One of the most interesting aspects of this book for me was to see how things have changed for the LGBT community, and also how things really haven’t changed. Robin Talley does a amazing job of showing how far we’ve come, but still maintaining that we have a long method to go as a society. Robin Talley is one of my favorite LGBT authors, and I’ve been able to search pieces of my own identity in every book of hers that I’ve read.I will say that Pulp is a bit slow to kick off, in my opinion. It’s nothing too tedious, but things feel a bit draggy in the beginning, so if you’ve picked this one up and you’re having problem getting into it, I definitely recommend you hold going. The story picks up and you won’t be able to place it down! The characters are super well written, and both stories are quality, fleshed out experiences. They tie together nicely in the end.I give Pulp 5 out of 5 stars, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining read. I mean, where can you go wrong with a book about lesbian pulp fiction?
Another fascinating read from Robin Talley. And this one ambitiously weaves together two stories set in two various eras, both exploring what it's like to navigate life as a girl who likes girls. And what a contrast it is!In the show day, Abby is dealing with her life imploding. Her parents can't stand to be in the same room as each other and the short break she thought she and her girlfriend were taking seems to be permanent. Her schoolwork is starting to suffer, especially the major project she hasn't even come up with an idea for yet. So when she discovers a pulp lesbian novel online, she's intrigued and decides she can write something similar, but inverting the tropes of the 1950s 1955 Janet and her best mate are in love, but have to hold their passion for one another a secret. Especially when Marie gets a government job at a time when McCarthy's witch-hunts were not just about uncovering Communists. Unable to live out loud, Janet becomes obsessed with novels about women loving women, even travelling to remote suburbs to trawl through drugstore bookshelves for fresh Abby's obsession with an author known as Marian Love grows, the lives of these two women, more than sixty years apart, become entangled in a method neither would ever have believed was possible.I really enjoyed this side-by-side look at various eras. I knew we'd come a long way, but this really highlights it. It also gives a true sense of the terror under which lesbians of the fifties were forced to live. And how a single word or comment could be enough to ruin someone's life and career forever.
I went outside my genre for Pulp, but I am glad I did. Thank you to NetGalley for the is book is about two queer women in the 50's. Abby is a member of a family in turmoil in the show day. She finds solace in pulp fiction comics. She centers around one book particularly and becomes obsessed with the book and the author. Since the author had only written one book, Abby takes on the task of finding out why and what happened to is dual POV takes us to Janet, a queer teen who also finds comfort in pulp fiction. With the books to hold her leveled, she finds solace in the fact that she is not alone, and that there are others just like her. Inspired, she sets out to write a book of her own. That brings us to the two periods and explore how they intertwine.I loved the globe building. You can feel how various the two periods are, and the hero development was top notch. The themes of love and loss are show and done beautifully.I have never read a book like this before, and I hope there are more like it to come.
In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still broken up. Abby can't seem to concentrate on school or her senior project. That is until she discovers 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. In particular, a book called "Women of the Twilight Realm." Abby becomes obsessed with the author, who wrote under the name Marian Love. If Abby can somehow track down Marian, maybe life won't be so poor after all. Chop to 1955, where eighteen-year-old Janet Jones is in love with her best friend, Marie. It's a large secret: one that could destroy their lives and that of their families. Marie is trying to obtain her security clearance with the State Department, after all. But when Janet finds a book at the bus station by an author called Dolores Wood, which features women falling in love with women, she starts to realize she isn't alone. And Janet, an aspiring writer, begins to wonder if there's more out there than the life that's always been planned for her."Janet had never understood, not until she turned the thin brown pages of Dolores Wood's novel, that other girls might feel the method she did. That a globe existed outside the one she'd always known."I loved this book so incredibly much that I can't even really explain it. It was captivating and attractive and tragic and just appealed to me on so a lot of levels. I have always been interested in lesbian pulp fiction since doing a project on it for a Queer Studies class in college, so it was so fascinating to read about Abby's research within the pages of this novel.Talley effortlessly weaves so a lot of narratives within this one that it sort of leaves you breathless at times. We have Abby's narrative, Janet's narrative, and then excerpts from the book by Marian Love that Abby grows to love so much, "Women of the Twilight Realm." The parallels are really striking between Abby and Janet, as each are discovering lesbian pulp fiction in their own era and using it to grow and learn about themselves.Even more, we see how much things have changed between the 1950s and 2017. It's horrifying to see what Janet (and the entire gay community) had to endure, and the book really serves to educate on how not good things were then. While I knew bits and pieces about the Lavender Scare, its ties to our actual characters here really brings it home. I have to say, I just adored Janet. She seems so incredibly real, and I just fell for her and her wonderful strength and bravery. I think she will remain one of my favorite characters in lesbian fiction (and all fiction) for all for Abby, I really liked her too, although in some of her sections, I was more captivated by her research than her story. Still, she presents a poignant tale of a young bisexual trying to search herself, and I appreciated the diverse set of characters with whom she surrounds herself. Abby and her mates stand in stark contrast to Janet in their sexual freedoms, but, in a lot of ways, they aren't so various at heart."That was the best part of being in love. The method it set the rest of the globe on mute."I just really really loved this book. It has so much of what I love--lesbians, diverse characters, passionate and realistic storylines, well-done research, literary references and ties. Reading Janet and Abby's stories took me back to a time when I wasn't yet out and when I had first come out--when the globe wasn't yet so forgiving (not that it always is, but things were beautiful various even 15+ years ago). I remember how much comfort books provided me, how unbelievable it was to realize I wasn't alone in the world. I love how well this book shows that fact, and how the books-within-the book are almost their own characters.Overall, I can't recommend this one enough. It's just a beautiful, well-written story, and, to top it off, it's informative to boot. The characters are lovely, the story is amazing, and it really leaves you feeling a bit awed. Highly recommend. 4.5+ stars.I received a copy of this novel from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.
*3.75 stars*I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet.Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abby lives in current day America, reeling from a latest break-up and the strange method both her parents and small brother are acting. She's supposed to be filling out college applications, but instead she finds herself immersed in the globe of lesbian pulp fiction from the 1950's.Janet Jones lives in 1955, in the time of McCarthyism and rampant homophobia. She too has recently discovered lesbian pulp novels, and wants desperately to write her own -- but she's afraid her secret (as both a lesbian and a budding writer of lesbian fiction) will obtain herself and those around her damage and backlisted.I think Talley did a FANTASTIC job with Janet's chapters, bringing the cultural attitudes of the 1950's to life, as well as the wonderful restrictions on all young women's lives at the time. I don't know a lot about McCarthy's reign of terror, but I definitely wish to read more about it after this novel.I had a small more difficulty meshing with Abby. She's a bit more of a stereotypical YA hero and sometimes I wanted to tell her to stop and calm down!! Her problems are definitely ones she needs to work through, but they seemed mild. In comparison, the stakes for Janet are very, very high.
This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read".Now, after reading this book, I can only shake my head at how ignorant and naive that I was by unfairly judging this novel before even reading the summary. This book was method more than I expected and method more than I could have hoped for. It's an necessary novel and if I could, I would have everyone read rstly, I really enjoyed the various hero perspectives that we were given in this story. From the "real" characters to the ones set in their own fictional universes (that will create no sense until you actually read the novel). As well, I appreciated the contrast between the characters of modern day to the characters set farther back in history. Even though I knew prejudice exists, I knew fairly small regarding this specific topic. Especially this specific subject in history. It was both eye-opening and horrific to read examples that were reality for people in the past. Unfortunately, I could also see how this could be reality today for some depending on their geographical location.Another component of this novel that was educational was the look at lesbian literature throughout history. This was another element that prior to reading this novel, I knew very small about this topic. Even now, I feel as if I know very small regarding this zone but this book had me thinking about the difference between how censored this was in the past to how easily accessible this content would be is is definitely a book that I wouldn't place down for a length of time because I could see how it could become confusing with the differing perspectives/fictional works. However, I also found that I couldn't easily place it down. I wanted to know more about the characters (specifically the characters from the past) and I wanted to know how their stories would resolve. Due to the mystery of this novel, it really was a pageturner because I had no idea what the outcome would be for various characters.I would highly recommend this novel, even if like me, it's outside what you "typically" would read. It somewhat reminded me of something related to a historical "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell because a hero becomes truly invested in a fictional work. However, this novel seems much more important. Additionally, although the content is heavy, the writing flows easily allowing you to obtain lost in the story/is was the first novel that I've read from Robin Talley but I know for certain that I will be looking for more written by her in the future.***Thank you to HCC Frenzy for providing me with an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
Disclaimer: I received this book from KidLitExchange. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Rating: 3/5Publication Date: November 1, 2018Genre: YA RomanceRecommended Age: 15+ (romance, mature scenes, language)Pages: 416Author WebsiteAmazon LinkSynopsis: In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best mate Marie a secret. It’s not simple being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must hold hidden and a newfound ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself—and Marie—to a danger all too xty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject—classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. Between the pages of her favorite book, the stresses of Abby’s own life are lost to the fictional hopes, desires and tragedies of the characters she’s reading about. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and explore her real this novel told in dual narratives, Fresh York Times bestselling author Robin Talley weaves together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of words. A stunning story of bravery, love, how far we’ve come and how much farther we have to go.Overall I thought this was a amazing series. It had amazing hero development and writing. The premise sounded awesome and I loved the LGBT aspect of it and I thought it was a cute romance book. It really reminded me of the premise of Leah on the Offbeat and I think fans of that would love this book as ever, I do think that the two various time lines, while beautiful cool with mirroring each other, does create for a confusing read for some people, me included. It’s sometimes really discombobulating and out of put in my rdict: A romance for the ages.
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Overall I would say that this record sounds very good. Of course, they could not have gone and found the original analog tapes of each of these artists original recordings, so with that, I would assume this was pressed from the digital (c.d.) source. I agree with the other reviewers that it could’ve been done better. There is a lot of noise between tracks and some noise within some of the songs as well, but I still have fun this vinyl a lot. All things considered, it’s worth the 22 bucks, as it’s the best copy available
I really do love vinyl and specifically this film and this soundtrack. The quality of this record sounds amazing for the most part, however; the grooves on the record were shallow and due to this it skips and pops consistently. The record is thin and mildly flimsy, the paper is thin as well and rips easily. Amazing record with not good production.
Starting a fresh series is always a nerve wracking experience for an author. The author does not know how well his fresh series is received until published. Of course, there are always the haters out there who will flag the book and crap all over the r the first book of a series – this one is really good. I didn’t care for the first Tamer book by this author, but the second Tamer book was excellent. I have faith that the second Dragon Slayer book will be better as the author settles into the world, the characters, and his story.Dragon Slayer is a quick paced book with small to no slow spots which jumps immediately into the action. Such a quick paced book makes it feel like the book is shorter than it actually is. When I hit the end, I had to go back to the beginning and see if I accidentally skipped some of the book.If you grew up reading Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Edgar Rice Burroughs, L. Sprague de Camp, Michael Moorcock, etc., then you will like the tone of this book. No politics, just a [email protected]#$% dude killing dragons and taking women for his harem.Dragon Slayer was not as bloody as I expected. There are some special twists in the plot, where the author could have gone much darker but chose a lighter tone. The author was trying to emulate the old pulp sword and sandal fantasy and SciFi stories from the late ‘70s through ‘til the late producing the feel of those old pulp fiction books was done well. Not going darker or bloodier was a amazing choice otherwise the story would have lost the feel of those old pot-boiler pulp fiction books.I do hope that Ethan keeps the attractive serving girl in his harem. I dislike harem stories such as the Valens Legacy by Jan Stryvant, where the male casually sleeps with women, but does not add them to his harem. I have always disliked casual, meaningless sex as I believe it demeans both (or more) partners. I hope the serving girl remains a hero in the story, but hopefully also part of Ethan’s harem.I was hoping for a fantasy series related to the author’s Destroyer series which I love. Unfortunately, Dragon Slayer is not quite up to the Destroyer standard. The sex in Destroyer was vividly described, while in Dragon Slayer some specifics are mentioned, but nothing too graphic. If you were hoping for word porn – Dragon Slayer is not what you are looking for.Dragon Slayer does have a small bit of a fantasy LitRPG in it. Having to complete the first quest in order to obtain the weapons for the next quest. I didn't care for such a linear line of plot and wished that such a plot device had been better blended into the story. I would have rather see Ethan and squad tackle the ice dragon because she was closest, weakest, etc., or something such as that. Locking the story into linear quests is too limiting for a fantasy ere are some rather glaring mistakes later in the story which should have been caught in editing. The editing errors create me think that this book was a bit more rushed than previous MSE books which had a smoother polish and less errors.Another thing I noticed is that the dragons are following the old AD&D color = type of dragon mold. I.E. - red scales is a fire dragon, and white scales is an ice dragon. I wonder if a blue dragon is going to be an electrical dragon.
This is probably the fifth series I've started that is written by Mr. Earle. I'm a large fan of fantasy novels, especially dungeons and dragons. As a result, I was excited to see the author delve into the fantasy genre.Ultimately, I found this book to be less engaging than his other books. As a fan of the Star Justice and Tamer series, I have always marveled at how Mr. Earle has been able to write fleshed out female characters that grow along with the protagonist and still somehow give each of them equal spotlight. Granted, this is only the first book but the main hero has already bedded three women. I understand that this is a harem book but that doesn't automatically excuse it for its shallow female characters. In the author's other series, there is more of a progression and development in the relationship before it culminates "in the bed" so to speak. In a sense, it felt like the female characters in this book didn't have as much opportunity to be fleshed out. Aside from their title, we don't obtain to truly know more about the "princess" and the "maid." In fact, there isn't much conversation before the bedding happens so it makes sense as to why there isn't as much development in these characters. Arieste was the only one that got decent development and growth as a character. The female characters seem to be just there for the sole purpose of sexual enjoyment for the main character. I didn't feel this method with the female characters in his other harem series where the relationship felt more organic and they all had their own special personalities and spite the lack of development in the characters, the book had lots of amazing moments. As with all of his books, the action is top notch. The fighting scenes are descriptive and flows freely. The story moves at a fast enough pace that it isn't too overwhelming on the reader. This is the kind of book you can read quickly in one sitting. In summary, I still recommend the book but its hard for me to not compare this book to his other series. If I could give out 3.5 stars I would have. I'm willing to give this series a possibility and see if the characters will be further developed in the sequels.
I have been following this author for a while, this book felt to me like a huge step e book rushed through the story so fast, it left no room for the characters to develop and as a effect i found myself not caring for any of them, MC included.Honestly, it feels like the author started the book and lost interest in the middle but decided to quickly [email protected]#$%! anyway...Either that or he took upon himself to publish at least 1 or 2 fresh series every month and he's starting to spread himself thin,and for me it doesn't create sense because he has a lot of decent series going on right now (Lion's Quest, Star Justice, Tamer...) so why are you rushing for?That said, the writing by itself was amazing and i don't remember any typos.
A young man who wants to save the globe one fire at a time is given a possibility to be more, and is place on a path for emed to be a fast read, but I think its because there really isn't a slow spot in this book. It drags you quickly through the pages, and before you know it, the book is done. This is a amazing introduction to what I hope are several more books following the dragon slayer.
The book was okay, but not nearly as amazing as other MSE books. There were far to a lot of women in this book, to the point where it was just annoying. Besides, the guy was a bit of a scumbag. He reminded me a bit to much of the main hero from the Destroyer series.
A firefighter gets pulled from Chicago to war a various kind of flame. The story includes all of the authors usual elements, although there were just a few jarring errors in the second half of the book. The rest of the story pulled me back in track. The hero grows and adjusts to the fresh world, has to learn not so much who to trust, but how to trust each person, and how to deal with fresh amazing power and even greater enemies.I look forward to the next book
So im not nessecarily a fantasy fan, but... ive followed Michael-Scott Earle for some time and trust his sence of adventure, excitement and story telling! Yet again his characters grab your attention and reel you into the quest at hand. I truly enjoyed this read and absolutly love the interaction the author gives on fb and social media. I could rave further, but dont wont to spoil your fun. Amazing job!
What can I say this book is just another instant classic from MSE in here we have a powerful true character main hero that doesn't give up and learns how to pummel Dragons to the ground wow what a begin can't wait for the next one
This book is the begin of another wonderful series by Michael-Scott Earle and I can't wait to read more books in the series. I honestly have to compare this author to Stephen King. MSE has got to be one of the hardest working authors out there and the rate at which he churns out gold would create the goose that lays the golden eggs green with envy.
MSE's books are grilled cheese and macaroni - comfort meal for my brain. Once in awhile you need to read something fun and lighthearted, and MSE provides that with his books.I have enjoyed the two books of the Dragon Slayer series. Slightly various character cast in the light of the pulp sandal and sword fantasy books of the late 70s and early 80s. Amazing action throughout the book with almost no slow spots. This book picks up right were the first book ended and runs with the aphic sex and violence but the sex is not overly explicit. You obtain the idea but not the blow-by-blow of what is going on between Ethan and his women.I have to wonder though what happened to the maid and the princess Ethan shtupped in the first book? Does the maid and princess return to Ethan's bed or were those one night stands? What happens if Ethan has knocked up both the Princess and the maid? Lots of possibilities for the third book.
One quibble... he doesn't actually SLAY any dragons ya know? Maybe...Dragon Master? Dragon Playa? :-) A amazing follow up that (IMHO) was even better than the first. The 'humanizing' of the dragons is organic and follows a natural pattern (albeit a somewhat short pattern).The conflicts and hero development, especially the contrasts between the two dragon women, is a fun side E continues to produce fun works.
MICHAEL-SCOTT FRIGGIN EARLE!!!! I have become a large fan of this author's work and more importantly the hero evolution and growth across his portfolio. This fresh series is no exception. There are even funny references to pop culture sayings like in Spider-man "With amazing power comes amazing responsibility." I love that we see the flaws in this hero, he understands his limitations and either works through them or leans on his companions expertise. Can't wait til the next book!!!
I like the direction this story is going. I was a small worried about him becoming OP at the end of the latest book, but the variance in the dragon abilities, the increased dragon minions, and potential opponent alliances on the horizon balance it nicely in my opinion. The building of the harem in this is about as realistic as any harem can be, and it felt like the women had true emotions, as opposed to just having no issues with their man sleeping with everything in sight. 10/10
The very few issues I did have from the first volume were not show in this one!More dragons! More badassness!I highly recommend this series to Dragon lovers. Though, just a warning, there are moderately descriptive adult scenes. If it this bothers you then you can skip those portions, but you may miss some hero development if you do. These scenes when show present the physical/emotional bonding between characters so I don't recommend n't wait for the next one!